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Rach1968
Rach1968 Community member Posts: 52 Courageous
Hi everyone hope you are all well..
So I was first time pip application..I received 6points for daily living
4for mobility...so I put in a MR and it was rejected..they said they don't look at new evidence..from when I was refused pip...
My question is do I appeal or just re claim putting all the new evidence 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    They will take into consideration new evidence, providing it's related to how your conditions affected you at the time the assessment took place. If it's related to a worsening of condition or a condition that you didn't mention in the form or during the assessment then it will not be taken into consideration. 

    The majority of MR decisions don't change anyway so it's not surprising it didn't change. There's more chance at Tribunal stage providing you either appear in person or request a telephone/video hearing. 

    Starting a new claim using the same evidence you previously used, could see another refusal. For this reason it's not always the best decision to start a new claim. 
    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.
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  • Rach1968
    Rach1968 Community member Posts: 52 Courageous
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    Thank you so much for your advice greatly appreciated...
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Rach1968, whatever they said, a tribunal definitely considers further evidence as long as it's related to how your condition affects you as Poppy says. 

    I'm sorry your MR wasn't successful, but as Poppy also says many of them just are not successful. 

    You can read more about preparing for your tribunal here: Appealing a DWP decision | Disability charity Scope UK

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  • Rach1968
    Rach1968 Community member Posts: 52 Courageous
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    Thank you for your reply..I will keep you posted...I just don't know what to do because when I originally went for my assessment they said I showed signs of anxiety, depression and memory loss but was undiagnosed,so I went and got diagnosed and are on tablets and my therapy starts tomorrow it wasn't on my original claim...it was my other conditions I put in claim for...I told them about my new diagnosis in my MR but said they couldn't consider them because it wasn't on my original claim 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn’t about a diagnosis. If you already had the symptoms of those conditions then you can provide evidence of a diagnosis. 
    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.
  • Rach1968
    Rach1968 Community member Posts: 52 Courageous
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    Yes I have proof and sent it but they said they couldn't take it into account when they made the decision in December... sorry if I sound daft I just don't understand it all because my assessment said showed signs ect so i went and got diagnosed...sent all the evidence in with my MR and they said they couldn't consider it...I originally had 6points for daily living and 4for mobility...they have still kept to those points 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    You really don't need a diagnosis to be successfully awarded PIP. You need to move on from the MR process now because that's in the past. Concentrate on the Tribunal. You can request this online here. submit-appeal

    Starting a new claim is often not the answer. 
    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.
  • Rach1968
    Rach1968 Community member Posts: 52 Courageous
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    Thank you for your help I'm going to appeal 

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