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PIP & mental health

sheels
sheels Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I was in receipt of DLA until I was told to claim PIP. Having attended an assessment with ATOS
I was awarded  nothing for my mental health. This caused me such a setback and enormous stress, after doing a reconsideration, which failed, I didn’t take the matter further. 
I am aware that the DWP are looking into entitlement again, of those with mental health issues and the award of points to those who suffer severe anxieties etc.
My question being, will they  the DWP look into such cases that were not awarded PIP.  
I suffer extreme and varying anxiety’s and I am bi-polar.
It has been 2years since they refused me PIP.
Any help would be welcome,
thanks Sheels

Comments

  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,432 Disability Gamechanger

    It depends on what you claimed for. What they're looking at again is the mobility component and claims which involved psychological distress. If you only claimed for daily living then, although we don't yet know for sure, you're most unlikely to be part of the trawl.

    Check your dates. If it is 2 years then you're out of time for a mandatory reconsideration (MR) but you could theoretically ask for a supersession to open up a new decision. I would strongly recommend face to face advice and include in that the question of whether what you actually need to do now is a new claim which is fully supported by mental health professionals and a welfare rights adviser from the off so deadlines are met regardless of your health at that time.

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