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PIP claim turned down and now applying for mandatory reconsideration how likely to be successful?

kaeiro Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I am kaeiro and I applied for PIP on September 20th 2023 due to my mental health condition deteriorating got my assessment on December 4th 2023 and a decision on my claim was made on December 11th. Unfortunately, I wasn't given PIP as I hadn't score enough points to gain it. I scored 6 points on the daily living and 0 points on mobility which is very disappointing because before my DLA payments stopped because I had turned 16 and needed to claim PIP I was awarded the enhanced rate of daily living and standard rate for mobility for DLA. So I have appealed this decision because when talking to PIP on the phone they told me to do a mandatory reconsideration because 2 key evidences (idk how much it will help me) wasn't included or looked at when the decision maker made his decision. They received my GP report and a report from my psychiatric I was under when I was in camhs for 4yrs recently got discharged from camhs cause I am 18 now, a day after they had made the decision not to award me PIP. So after I received my decision letter from pip I phoned them for mandatory reconsideration (19th December 2023) and then made my mandatory reconsideration appeal afterwards the next day (20th December 2023) phoned citizens bureau for more advice on my appeal they gave me some advice and send an email with that email I decided to use the mandatory reconsideration tool to help me write my mandatory consideration letter explaining more in detail about how my disability affects me. Wrote my letter and my mom sent it off to the post office with the address to send it to. She said she did special delivery so should have arrived on the 21st December 2023. I tracked the delivery with the receipt my mom gave me and it stated the letter has been delivered now. So how likely is it they might award me extra points so I can get PIP in the MR stage so I don't have to do appeal again. Since there is 2 new evidence to help support my claim. Thanks for reading this >.<


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,455 Disability Gamechanger
    The most likely outcome of the MR will be the decision remains the same. Only about 23% of them change at this stage.

    Although you sent the letter by “special delivery “ this doesn’t mean it’s arrived with DWP. It will have been signed for by someone from Royal Mail sorting office. It’s not treated as arriving until it’s been added to the system, which can often take a couple of weeks. Timescales for the decision are up to about 12 weeks. 

    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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