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Mandatory reconsideration

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Mls0708
Mls0708 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
hello everyone
I received my PIP award and would like to ask for a mandatory reconsideration - my question is what are the key things to include in the letter 
also, how long does it take to hear back from them at this point
I’m really nervous for this process!
any help will be appreciated 
thank You in advance 

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 28
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    Please put your Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) in writing; a letter is fine.

    Remember PIP is not about any diagnosis, but rather how your disability affects certain activities of daily living &/mobility the majority of the time. Have a look again at the activities/descriptors that are looked at: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/personal-independence-payment-descriptors-and-scores-april-2023.pdf

    With your MR you should say where you think you should have got points, & why giving a couple of recent, detailed examples as to the difficulty you face for each applicable descriptor, i.e. when did it happen, where, what happened, did anyone see this, & were there any consequences to attempting/doing an activity?

    Say if you can't do an activity 'reliably,' i.e. safely, to an acceptable standard, repeat as often as one would reasonably expect, or if it takes you much longer than someone without a disability. See this mentioned at the end of the link above.

    Put your name & National Insurance number on each page. Keep a copy, & get a free Certificate of Posting from your Post Office when sending it off.

    It can take up to 12 weeks to get a decision.



  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Mls0708

    Don't be nervous about the Mandatory Reconsideration process! Please know we are here to support you in any way we can <3 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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