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Did not receive letter for review, now my PIP has been cancelled

Pamsters56 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Because I did not receive my letter inviting me for an interview to review my PIP the decision was made to cancel this! I first honed & explained why I hadn’t turned up & was asked to do this in writing which I did! I have just received a letter stating that they are standing by their decision! So I have gone from the higher rate to nothing! They can’t reschedule a meeting for me! I find this hard to believe! Because of point scoring I didn’t think I would qualify for the higher rate but to be completely shunned! This can’t be right! I suffer from Astio Artheritis in both knees & am in pain from the moment I open my eyes to shutting them & can only walk a few steep without one of my knees collapsing!
Hope you can advise!
thank you!


  • Pamsters56
    Pamsters56 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I have just spoken to a case worker for PIP & asked why they want to spend all that money on a tribunal when they could just re- schedule me an interview, she couldn’t answer that question so a money wasting tribunal it is!!! Can’t figure them out! 
  • markyboy
    markyboy Member Posts: 367 Pioneering
    i am afraid its one rule for them and one for us disabled when it comes to PIP
    When i had my tribunal they were told to attend in person by the court they just did not bother coming and were not penalised
    Good luck with the tribunal but there is a 9 month wait now because of so many wrong decisions made by the DWP
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    You have been given a failure to attend decision. You now need to lodge a mandatory reconsideration ASAP. The decision most likely won’t be changed at the MR stage because they take the simplistic view that unless your address is known as a bad address for post then the post most likely arrived. It’s very easy to appeal and equally easy to win.

    Firstly, Royal Mail stats on missing mail are unreliable. It’s only missing if you complain. 

    Secondly, a quick net search will reveal lots of similar stories to your own.


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