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TOPIC: How long are PIP claims currently taking?

How long are PIP claims currently taking? 1 week 6 days ago #187288

Not good news, mandatory reconsideration and then appeal?

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How long are PIP claims currently taking? 1 week 6 days ago #187289

BTW I'm in Cambridgeshire.

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How long are PIP claims currently taking? 1 week 6 days ago #187306

Tabbycat wrote: Not good news, mandatory reconsideration and then appeal?


The first stage to challenging a Decision is for you to request a Mandatory Reconsideration, this needs to be done in writing to the DWP, within one month of the Decision, to the office that dealt with your claim, have a look at our PIP MR & Appeal guide for details of the process, the PIP area also has template letters that you can use to make the request with.

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

You should contact the DWP for a copy of the assessment report if you have not already done so, I would phone them but again follow up the request in writing. Once you have the assessment report you will have a better understanding of how the DWP Decision Maker has come to their conclusions and will then be able to argue against them.

Your primary task is to show that you meet the criteria, there are many reasons you may have failed, you need to address each of these but don't get bogged down in criticising the assessment report unless you can clearly show that it is incorrect, it is a lot easier to argue the facts of the situation;

"the assessor recorded that I walked 50m, I did but they have failed to document that I had to stop every 10m for a rest due to breathlessness"

than their opinions

"based on my observations of the claimant walking I believe that they can reliably walk more than 200m.

When you have a better idea of the issues with your claim, come back to the forum and we will do our best to help.

Gordon
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Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems

How long are PIP claims currently taking? 8 hours 52 minutes ago #188066

Update on my case - Atos invitation for F2F arrived last Saturday - appointment next Wednesday. From forms being scanned onto the system to F2F will be 11 weeks. I'm in Cambridgeshire and currently receiving Higher Rate Mobility and Care under DLA.

I was hoping for paper assessment, I have sent medical evidence from Rheumatologist, Ankle Surgeon& other surgeons stating, ...erosive RA, C-spine fusion, bilateral hip replacements, continues to be troubled by pain, considerable functional impairment, evidence of chronic deformities with pain and functional impairment....extensive arthritis through the foot, this really does involve all of the joints. She suffers global hind foot pain. Radiographs show involvement from metarsophalangeal joint all the way through to the ankle.

Just how disabled and in how much pain does anyone need to be before they get a home visit or paper assessment? When asked, I said no to using my old DWP clams for this new PIP one as its different criteria and not a level playing field.

42 mile round trip next week for the F2F ......
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