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TOPIC: PIP and Mandatory Reconsideration

PIP and Mandatory Reconsideration 4 months 3 weeks ago #207378

Hi.
I was wondering if you can advise please. Last year, we won the tribunal appeal where my daughter was awarded PIP due her autism. This however was given for 1 year only. We have now re-applied and after an assessment she was not awarded any points. We are now doing the mandatory consideration. My questions are as follows:

- Should we mention that we went to a tribunal last year and that we have every intention to
do the same this year, if we have no other choice?
- DWP are the ones who decided to make me a trustee for my daughter because she is
unable to manage her own affairs. Should we mention this as well?
- As my daughter is now 18, she has been discharged from CAMHS last year. Because we
provided DWP last year's overwhelming evidence, we didn't approach our local GP as we
don't one specific GP. Would you have any advice on what I should ask my GP to put in the
letter that I can include in the mandatory reconsideration?

Unfortunately we only came across your site after we filled out the PIP application with the help of another charity. Your site has a lot of valuable and insightful information, which we will be using for our mandatory reconsideration.

Thank you very much for any advice you can give.

Nino

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PIP and Mandatory Reconsideration 4 months 3 weeks ago #207420

ninoe

I would mention the Tribunal result but in the context of the award that was given, if you like, asking what has actually changed since their Decision.

It's worth mentioning that you are her appointee but being one only suggests problems that your daughter has with managing her affairs, it doesn't necessarily mean that she meets the criteria for the Making Decision about Money activity, you will have to show this with specific examples.

Ideally you want her GP to conform the problems she has with completing each of the PIP activities, failing that to confirm diagnoses' that cold cause her problems with them. There is a GP Notes document in the PIP section that may give some structure to your discussion.

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

Gordon
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Last Edit: by Gordon.

PIP and Mandatory Reconsideration 4 months 3 weeks ago #207468

Thank you very much Gordon.

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