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PIP application rejected

BlatherskiteBlatherskite Member Posts: 2 Listener
I have bipolar and aspergers and even spent a year in psychiatric hospital, but I got the letter and I didn't get PIP. If I'd gotten close to the 8 points, I would understand, but they gave me 0 in everything. My mental health issues hold me back so much. I feel so invalidated. My mental health nurse said I should get PIP before I applied.


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Your next step is to ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) and you have 1 month from the date of the decision to request this. PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect you daily. You'll need to put the request in writing stating what you disagree with and where you think you should have scored those points. A copy of the assessment report will be handy for this.

    Did you send in evidence to support your claim? They very rarely contact anyone for this and the onus is on you to make sure it's sent. You'll need to gather some evidence to send with the MR request letter.

    If you can't do this yourself then contact your local CAB or the likes who will help you with this process.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • AlexAlex Scope Posts: 1,324 Pioneering
    Sorry to hear that you didn't get PIP @Blatherskite .

    I can't add much to the great advice from @poppy123456. Many people are successful in appealing the original decision, so don't give up. I hope we can help you get the support you need.
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