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Mandatory reconsideration decision

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luW96
luW96 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited May 16 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I rang PIP line a couple of days ago about the status of my Mandatory reconsideration. He said a letter has been generated but I can’t see the decision ring back in a couple or days. I rang back today to be told letter has been sent on 13th May do you want me to put you through to a case manager or wait for letter? I opted to wait for the letter as have a feeling it will be a refusal of pip with 0 points and I didn’t want to get emotional on the phone to a stranger if it was bad news again. I’ve seen people usually receive a text saying they’ve been awarded pip which I haven’t. 

Despite having Haemochromatosis, chronic fatigue, anxiety,  depression and IBS I scored 0 for everything at my initial claim. Haemochromatosis is a life long condition which is not curable and can only be managed by going for for nightly venesections where they take 1 pint of blood. I’ve had to change my hours at work to attend appointments for my treatment which is unpaid and take days off afterwards to recover unpaid (I do not get any sick pay) and to receive absolutely nothing and wait 6 months since my original claim has been putting me under huge amounts of stress. They even put in my decision letter that I manage to work full time with no adjustments! The only reason I can’t work part time is because I wouldn’t be able to afford my private rented home and have no where else to live,  my partner who I live with also works full time but there’s no way we could survive on just his wage as our rent alone is over £900 a month. 

I applied for pip in November 2023 and was refused in February with 0 points, sent my mandatory reconsideration in March and still waiting! Has anyone had a positive result from mandatory reconsideration without receiving a text before the decision letter? And if I am refused is it worth doing an appeal? 

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,782 Scope online community team
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    Heya @luW96 and welcome to the community. :) 

    I'm sorry to hear they awarded you zero points, that can often be the way with PIP. Unfortunately there's only around a 20% chance of them awarding points with a MR, but there's a 70% chance with tribunals, so they're well worth going for if it comes to it.
      Just remember PIP isn't about any diagnosis, it's about showing how your disabilities affect each of the descriptors 51%+ of the time. 
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  • luW96
    luW96 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    I received the MR decision today, awarded 4 points for daily living. 0 for mobility, I’ve scored points on things I didn’t think I would and nothing on the points I thought I definitely should. I think I will go to tribunal as have nothing to lose.

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,782 Scope online community team
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    Sorry to hear the MR wasn't successful @luW96 I'm sure the tribunal will see sense. :)

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,317 Disability Gamechanger
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    That often happens, especially if you don't fully understand the PIP descriptors and what they mean. More chance of success at Tribunal stage providing you either appear in person or have a telephone/video hearing .

    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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