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Hi, my name is Hamilton255! I have just been declined for PIP

Hamilton255 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 2023 in Start here and say hello!
Hi i have just been declined for PIP whats the next steps to do and how much longer would it take to get another decision 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,149 Disability Gamechanger
    Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) is your next step. You should put this in writing stating where and why you think you should scored those points. 

    Timescales for a decision is up to 12 weeks. The most likely outcome will be the decision doesn’t change. You can then proceed to Tribunal but the waiting time for this could be several months, potentially longer. 
    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.
  • Hamilton255
    Hamilton255 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you its just hard having a life long condition that effects every day life and still get declined 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,978 Disability Gamechanger
    I hear you @Hamilton255. It can be draining  :( As Poppy indicated though, unfortunately, the diagnosis in itself does not award/not award you the benefit. You need to focus on how the diagnosis impacts the descriptors (and you can do this through the impact on your day-to-day life). Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to support you with this  :)
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