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TOPIC: re assessment failed

re assessment failed 10 months 4 weeks ago #194041

Hi I have recently had a reassement and I applied no change to my condition which is severe depression and anxiety I filled in all the sections as why my condition affects me and I was asked to go to a face to face assessment which I did . I have received a decision that my pip on this occasion has not been successful ,how can that be when I have no change. infact my condition is worse than previous please can someone advise me asap

re assessment failed 10 months 4 weeks ago #194048

Hi Gordon I have my pip re assememt recently for mental health I was already award higher rate daily living allowance and standard rate motobilty however after a f2f assemement and the fact that there is no change in my condition I have been told my renewel is not successful can you advise

re assessment failed 10 months 4 weeks ago #194074

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

Welcome to Benefits and Work

I'm sorry you are going through this :(

If you wish to challenge this, your first step is to request a Mandatory Reconsideration. You should do this, in writing, to the DWP. You have one month from the date on the decision letter for your request to be automatically accepted.

Do you have a copy of the face2face report? If not, it is well worth getting one. DWP usually send them out on request. However, don't wait for it if this would put you over the 1 month limit. DWP usually allow extra time if you add to your letter a sentence saying that you will send in more details when you have seen the report.

Have a look at our PIP guides as they explain the exact criteria against which you are being assessed.

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 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 :)

re assessment failed 10 months 4 weeks ago #194078


I have had to move your post to it's own topic, we ask members not to post their questions in other members topics as it can lead to the wrong advice being given or taken/

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.


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.

The following user(s) said Thank You: KAREN

re assessment failed 10 months 4 weeks ago #194085

Hi Karen,

I have merged your questions into one topic. We ask members not to post multiple messages about the same thing as it can lead to moderators taking up time duplicating answers. If you keep all messages relating to your PIP here it will help us enormously.
The following user(s) said Thank You: KAREN

re assessment failed 9 months 4 weeks ago #196149

hi everyone just been told the my mandatory decision remains the same and they are still not awarding me my pip can anyone help ? I have told them that my circumstances are the same and nothing has changed some things are just worse but they've still refused ?
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