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Hi, I'm leicestergorl! How do I appeal my son's PIP claim?

leicestergorl Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
My son has cancer is losing feeling in one arm and his feet pip have dismissed his claim twice do not appear to have read drs or consultant leters
how do we appeal 


  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,715 Scope online community team
    Hi @leicestergorl, welcome to the community. Sorry to read about your son's cancer diagnosis and that you're having difficulties with PIP. 

    I'm going to pop your post over to our PIP section where members with similar experiences can provide some advice and support, but I just wanted to say hello and welcome you first.

    Scope have some useful information about challenging a decision that you might find useful to read through.

    When you say that PIP have dismissed your son's claim twice, have you already been through the mandatory reconsideration stage? 
    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,444 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you ever challenged the decision? PIP isn’t awarded based on any diagnosis. To constantly reapply using the same evidence you previously used will likely see refusals. 

    The first step to appeal is the Mandatory Reconsideration. You should put this in writing stating where and why you think he should have scored those points. 

    When you filled out the form if you didn’t give a couple of real world examples f exactly what happened the last time he attempted each descriptor that applies to him then you should do that now. 

    Also include detailed information such as where he was, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. 

    Please do not ring them to request it. Yoh have 1 month from the date of the decision to request this. If you’re outside this timeframe you must give a reason why you’re late requesting it. 

    If the MR decision doesn’t change (unlikely) then you can proceed to Tribunal. 
    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.


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