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TOPIC: Pip Mandatory reconsideration

Pip Mandatory reconsideration 3 weeks 2 days ago #194487

My husband has had his PIP reduced from higher to standard, the " woman" we saw at face to face interview had no concept of his condition and did not refer to it or the medication he take for it. He has since taken a step for the worse unfortunately. He is in pain 24/7 . Uses 2 crutches all the time. His car is literally his lifeline.
Any advice as how to get this overturned would be great , thanks guys.

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Last Edit: by Mrs Hurtyback.

Pip Mandatory reconsideration 3 weeks 2 days ago #194531

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Pip Mandatory reconsideration 3 weeks 2 days ago #194532

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

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How long ago was the decision made to reduce the award? If it is within 4 weeks, you can put in a Mandatory Reconsideration request and get DWP to look at it again. If it is more than 4 weeks, you can still ask for an MR but must also show a good reason for the delay.

If the MR is not in your favour (and they are most often not) you can then progress to appeal.

Do you have a copy of the assessor's report? If not, it is certainly worth getting hold of as it can show why points were not scored as expected. DWP usually send them out on request. However, you should not delay if waiting for the report would take you over the 4 week limit. You can tell DWP that you will send in more details when you have seen the report and they should allow you a little more time.

The criteria against which your husband is being assessed is explained in our PIP guide, as is the MR process, so that is a good place to start. Then come back to ask further questions.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

I must warn you that the MR/appeal can only look at the claimant's condition as it was when the decision was made, they cannot consider any subsequent deterioration. If you want this to be considered you would have to contact DWP to report a change in circumstances and this would most likely trigger a full reassessment.

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your husband's PIP without having to start a new topic each time. We ask members to keep everything relating to the same claim in one topic as it helps us enormously - and I hope you will find it useful too :)

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