NO RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR MANDATORY RECONSIDERATION
I had a stroke on the 23erd of June 2015 and got a PIP award from 9th 2015 to 6th Nov 2016.
I sent out my reapplication form on the 8th of August 2016
I got a letter dated 22 August requesting more information. These were my visa, passport and any other letter that came with my visa. These I sent through Jobcentre plus and got a receipt.
I later got another letter stating that I had not complied with requests made on the 22nd of August 2016
The same day I got this letter, I recent the requested documents and got a receipt dated 30 August 2016.
I now got a response dated 12 September telling me that PIP would not be awarded to me because.
1. I have not lived in the UK or I have lived somewhere else for more than one year within the past 3 years.
2. I do not have the right to live in the UK or
3. I am subject to immigration control or a sponsored immigrant.
I went to the CAB where I was advised to write a letter titled Mandatory reconsideration because non of these 3 reasons given by PIP applied to me as I have lived and worked legally in the UK for over 10 years,
This letter was dated and handed in to the Jobcentre PLUS on the 30th of Sept 2016. I was issued a receipt again.
I got no response from PIP.
I got someone to call PIP on my behalf (in my presence), A PIP staff (name withheld) confirmed that my request for Mandatory reconsideration was received by PIP on the 4th of October 2016 but there has not been any action on it. And she was almost sure that it would be registered soon and a notice letter sent to me.
To date, I never got any notice letter.
On the 15th of November, I sent in a letter titled CHANGE IN STATUS to PIP. I attached my biometric visa showing my stay becoming indefinite to remain. The new visa overlapped the old one by 4 days.
So weeks later, I received a phone call acknowledging my change in status.
No notice of reconsideration.
The CAB on my behalf called PIP to find out about the reconsideration on the 28.11.2016 and was told that there has not been any activity on my application. CAB told me to wait a bit longer.
My Doctors sent a letter on the12th of Jan to the effect that the wait for a decision from PIP is driving my blood pressure up. I was told by the doctors that if the blood pressure is not controlled, I might have a restroke.
I am scared of having a restroke.
To date, PIP has not responded.
I need urgent advice on what to do please.
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