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TOPIC: pip medical

pip medical 6 months 6 days ago #174052

Hello, I had pip medical last week, I have depression and phychosis, past stroke, and I have been refused the care componate I have been advised to ask for mandororty reconsisderation, my carer came with me, and was told to shut up by the assessor, forgive my spelling, any advice be helpful thankyou

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pip medical 6 months 5 days ago #174070

Hi and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

I'm sorry you are going through this :( I must say that DWP have moved very quickly if you had your face2face assessment only last week and have a decision already!

If you are not happy with your award the only way you can challenge it is via a Mandatory Reconsideration. This must be quested within one month of the date on the decision letter to the DWP address that you sent your form in to.

Our PIP guide is a good place to start. It explains in detail the criteria against which you are being assessed, how to explain your difficulties in terms the DWP understand and also the MR process.

PIP help for claimants

I suggest you have a look at the guide first and then reply to this message with any further questions or comments relating to your PIP. You will find it easily in future if you bookmark/favourite it on your web browser now. We ask members to keep everything relating to the same claim in one topic as it makes our 'job' much easier - and I hope you will find it useful too :)

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pip medical 6 months 5 days ago #174104

Thankyou for advice :cheer:

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pip medical 6 months 5 days ago #174128


I am sorry you were treated so badly. this is not unusual and its best to fight back.

The Mandatory Reconsideration is the first thing to do using the guides Mrs Hurtyback
has suggested. Its helpful if you can get more medical evidence to support your claim addressing the

INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS on PIPS form, get your health workers GP to answer the QUESTIONS with the Tick Boxes.

DO NOT GET involved arguing about stuff the DWP or assessor has said stick to the questions and drive them home with evidence.

HOWEVER this is date sensitive and I would get this done ASAP.

Then if they do not overturn their decision which is often the case you can launch an APPEAL not as hard as it sounds, but that must be done within 28 days of the MR result.
Then the decision would NOT be made by the DWP but by the panel at the tribunal and in general most appeals are successful with supporting evidence.

Good Luck
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pip medical 6 months 4 days ago #174162

Hi, I went for a medical yesterday and I found the whole episode degrading. The examiner was very matter of fact about the questions and I felt that she didnt want to go into details.
I am not holding much hope on the decision. The medical was by Capita in Birmingham city centre, I will keep everyone posted on the outcome. I will keep fighting through the pain.
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pip medical 6 months 1 day ago #174497

Hello we have called dwp for mandortory reconsideration on Wednesday 17 nov, they said they would call back within 5 days, well we have heard nothing off them, but this morning a letter arrived sayin they had tried to call but had no answer, the phone has a voicemail on, there was no voicemail, and no new or unknown tel numbers, so they have not called, we called them again and are waiting for a call back, so we have written to them, and hopefully they will receive it, I was wondering if anyone else has had these problems thanks

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