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Lost PIP...again....

LisenLisen Member Posts: 3 Listener
 In early 2016 I lost my then DLA as they said I had no visible disability. I took it all the way to the tribunal and won in October 2016 and was awarded 3 years of PIP. DWP has now taken it again, 6 months before the 3 years is up, again stating I have no visible disability. This is with all the letters from the docs and psychologist/psychiatrist stating my conditions. I have now sent a letter for mandatory reconsideration which I already know how will end, so I guess there will be another trip to the tribunal. Has anyone else had this issue with DWP??? I thought they just changed the laws regarding discrimination against those with mental health problems...I guess not....

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Lisen

    Unfortunately this seems to be fairly common when an award has been made by the tribunal. It might help if you send a copy of the tribunal decision
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,294 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello, the trouble with mental health issues is proving there is a problem and getting evidence to fit the descriptors. With all the medical information saying you are suffering from A, B, & C yet you are able to preform the PIP descriptors as per the assessment then your only option is to go for MR then a tribunal sending in your last tribunal report as CR says may help. 
  • WaylayWaylay Member Posts: 922 Pioneering
    Remember that evidence just stating your diagnoses isn't that useful. They want to know how it affects your functioning, specifically with regards to the questions .

    Happened to me too. 
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