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Urgently needing help for mandatory reconsideration

risenivory98
risenivory98 Member Posts: 1 Listener
hi everyone,
im new to this, hope you can help.

i currently suffer from sever depression and anxiety.
I am currently in the process of writing a letter to the pip, as I am currently under a mandatory reconsideration.
i received notes from my assessment meeting. A lot of it wasn’t true. It’s made me feel extremely overwelmed and depressed. Rather hurt if I am honest. A lot of the notes was words put into my mouth or lies. They haven’t even contacted my G.P. either.....

so I am writing a letter to help my pip claim. 
I was wondering if anyone has anything to help me with this letter. Any key points, I know a lot of people suffer from depression and anxiety, so this is me reaching out for help. 

Sorry this post is so long. Any comments or help would mean the world... thank you x

Comments

  • wrinkly65
    wrinkly65 Member Posts: 28 Courageous
    HI  try not to despair.
    After finding this site I used their template letter( a great help) and general advice on Mandatory Reconsideration to help my son with his letter, he suffers from anxiety and depression which is as overwhelming as his fibromyalgia for which he had scored points. He did not have enough points first try for pip ,after MR essay he gained 12 points across board almost entirely as a result of his depression and anxiety and now gets standard for both care and mobility.
    do not mention lies etc keep calm- not easy i know, you do need to keep repeating yourself for each descriptor as to effects ,I used expression 'it has been overlooked ' every time. Also I used to be able to but no longer can and suffer great distress and get overwhelmed .
    Like many on this site his assessor and descision maker lied and ignored a lot.
    Doctor was not contacted etc.
    Try and get support letters esp. if see a counsellor/doc . Lastly wish you success xxx

  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    Try to get f2f help from CAB or similar.

    And Disability Rights UK site has a good guide to all stages of PIP.
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    advicenow.org.uk/pip-tool

    will generate a mandatory reconsideration letter.

    PIP is awarded not for conditions themselves but for how your conditions affect your daily living and mobility.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,435 Disability Gamechanger
    hi everyone,
    im new to this, hope you can help.

    i currently suffer from sever depression and anxiety.
    I am currently in the process of writing a letter to the pip, as I am currently under a mandatory reconsideration.
    i received notes from my assessment meeting. A lot of it wasn’t true. It’s made me feel extremely overwelmed and depressed. Rather hurt if I am honest. A lot of the notes was words put into my mouth or lies. They haven’t even contacted my G.P. either.....

    so I am writing a letter to help my pip claim. 
    I was wondering if anyone has anything to help me with this letter. Any key points, I know a lot of people suffer from depression and anxiety, so this is me reaching out for help. 

    Sorry this post is so long. Any comments or help would mean the world... thank you x
    They very rarely contact anyone for evidence. You need to make sure that you send this in yourself to support your claim.
  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 971 Pioneering
    I'd join benefitsandwork.co.uk £20 for a year, fantastic guides on how to do everything, as well as condition-specific guides. Also, forum with extremely helpful mod.
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    Waylay said:
    I'd join benefitsandwork.co.uk £20 for a year, fantastic guides on how to do everything, as well as condition-specific guides. Also, forum with extremely helpful mod.

    That is maybe a good idea, but you must also consider that many are on an extremely limited budget and £20 would be a fortune to them.

    Besides which, personally, I don't agree with having to pay a fee in order to access a welfare benefit.
  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 971 Pioneering
    @Yadnad Oh, I know. I had to borrow the £20. The guy who runs the site is disabled, so the money goes to pay for server time, electricity, etc.
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    I mentioned about that company a few weeks back on here,
    It is not a charity, and it certainly is not a 'not for profit' organisation.
    In fact it is run to make a profit out of which the directors take a rather good income out of it. Additionally it is linked to many other companies.

    Your £20 will go in someone's pocket  and be used to holiday in the likes of the  West Indies - thank you very much!

    IF it was a registered charity or maybe a 'not for profit' organisation then I would reconsider my opinion.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 10 Connected
    Stay calm. Many people have had the same issue where claimants Under Section one assume that the DWP and Capita or ATOs will gather further info from the clinicians you have listed in your original submission. This is definitely not the case. The wording is a bit cute and states MAY gather further info. In most cases they don't. Ask the DWP for all other submitted information that they gathered for your claim and you might get quite a shock. Keep asking and follow it up with an E Mail as they are obliged to send you it. Use this as the basis for your MR as well as other evidence that wasn't collected prior to the F2F. It might be worthwhile copying your MP in. Good luck. 
  • Ripples
    Ripples Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    Anyone can access the forum on B&W  without payment. No one is obliged to use the guides and I doubt if the person who runs it  has declared an off shore trust status yet..
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    Ripples said:
    Anyone can access the forum on B&W  without payment. No one is obliged to use the guides and I doubt if the person who runs it  has declared an off shore trust status yet..

    The suggestion was that you only get access IF you pay the company £20 a year

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