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Tips for re-applying for PIP

CathroCathro Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited December 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi i got declined for pip i am trying again for it for fibro depression and anixaty any tips please i am getting aids for my house.


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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Did you ask for a MR then Tribunal if that failed with your previous claim? If not, why not? and if you didn't then when was the decision made on the previous claim?

    Have you started the new claim already?

    It's pointless starting a new claim using the same evidence you previously used because it's possibly they'll refuse you again.

    PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the PIP descriptors.

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    It is important to understand the points system, descriptors and the criteria for an award
    In the first instance try the self test to see whether you meet any of the descriptors

    As poppy says reapplying with the same evidence is pointless unless you can present it in a way that shows how your functionallity is affected
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  • cheryl_lucycheryl_lucy Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Being honest, I resubmitted mine,exactly the same and went from 0 to full rate. When I went for my face to face they said that they turn down a huge % straight away as more then 50% of them don't reapply. 
    If I was you, I would suggest getting a letter or something from gp,explaining your situration, it may be from the surgery and not your actual gp. 
    Hope this helps. Don t give up tho, I know it's not easy..But never let them win. 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,312 Disability Gamechanger
    Cathro said:
    Hi i got declined for pip i am trying again for it for fibro depression and anixaty any tips please i am getting aids for my house.
    The main tip would be that a repeat claim is rarely as useful as described by @cheryl_lucy and not least if you just do the same thing again. As over the past from @poppy123456 you need to do an MR first of all.
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Cathro, and a warm welcome to the community!

    If you do decide to appeal and do an MR, this Scope page may help you to get started. I know it can seem overwhelming to be hit with a lot of information and guidance at once, but we're here to help. Do keep us updated and feel free to come back to us with any questions.

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