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Mandatory Reconsideration

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wilf1234
wilf1234 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
Well received my pip award today. Was awarded the lower rate for daily living 8 points total of 4 points for mobility. Submitting the letter i was advised to by the call handler was a complete and utter waste of time.So now I prepare for a mandatory reconsideration. the decision maker appears not to have taken anything that I have said into consideration. there are a number of daily tasks that i physically cannot do 

any pointers would be appreciated


Allan

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Oh no @wilf1234. I can really hear your frustration, particularly with it feeling like a complete and utter waste of time. 

    How are you feeling at the moment about a mandatory reconsideration? Hopefully, it will take more into consideration. 

    I am hoping people can share pointers with you soon too. Are there any pointers you are hoping for in particular?

    In the meantime, please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you.

    We are all here for you and listening to you. You don't have to go through this, or anything else, alone if you don't want to. 

    Take care for now and we will look forward to, hopefully, hearing from you again soon  :)
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  • wilf1234
    wilf1234 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    hi

    thanks for the support. my main issue is that for every descriptor I was marked can use an aid. this is completely not the case, in the beginning, I could but I cannot now so how do I explain this /
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    What do you mean by "in the beginning you could" Why are you unable to use an aid? Why is assistance needed? What would happen if you didn't have assistance? If an aid can reasonably be used then this is where you'll score the points.
    My advice is to get some expert advice from an agency near you. Start here. https://advicelocal.uk/

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    wilf1234 said:
    thanks for the support. my main issue is that for every descriptor I was marked can use an aid. this is completely not the case, in the beginning, I could but I cannot now so how do I explain this /
    You need to explain why, on the majority of days, you are not able to complete the activities even with the use of an aid.

    Sometimes they may just say uses an aid when something else applies but may give the same point score so it isn’t worth debating it, You should get clear in your mind which descriptor applies to you.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers/pip-assessment-guide-part-2-the-assessment-criteria

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