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PIP Appeal query

TamsinTamsin Member Posts: 17 Connected
Hi there, I am supporting my mum to appeal a recent decision not to award her PIP, she has had the Mandatory Reconsideration and I am awaiting the letter which states they have disallowed it ( they informed me the decision was unchanged over the phone today). Once I receive the letter I understand i have to complete a SSCS1 form In order to move forward to Tribunal.  My question is, do i need to include any additional evidence and all points of the basis of the appeal at this stage or at a later stage once i receive the submission pack from DWP?  i hope this makes sense.
For the mandatory reconsideration i followed advice and sent in documents which demonstrated which descriptors my mum should have scored on and gave detailed reasons why. I also sent in additional medical evidence.  Do i submit the same evidence with the SSCS1 form?

Thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    All you need to do for now, is make sure you send the MR decision letter with the SSCS1 form, if you don't do this then the appeal will be refused.

    DWP send everything to the Tribunal that has already been sent, including the original PIP form and a copy of the assessment report, and all evidence that was sent. You will receive a copy of everything that is sent this is called the bundle. You don't need to send any evidence that's already been sent. Any extra evidence should be sent to arrive no later than 10 days before the hearing. You'll have plenty of time for this because the wait will most likely be several months or more. Appearing in person will give your mum the best chance. Good luck.
    Community champion and 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.
  • TamsinTamsin Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Thanks so much Poppy! That makes sense and takes the pressure off at this stage a little!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Community champion and 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.
  • TamsinTamsin Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Thanks that's really helpful! 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,951 Disability Gamechanger

    At this stage you need to lay out some sort of coherent argument but it does not need to be detailed.

    "I think the decision is wrong..." won't count as a validly made appeal.

    "I think you're wrong because I believe I score the following points and have evidenced this in my claim pack (if of course that's true)" would suffice.

    However, if you're already in possession of "additional evidence" is there some reason this didn't go in with the claim pack or the MR?

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