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Lost PIP...again....

Lisen
Lisen 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....

Comments

  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Connected
    What descriptors/points did you claim for the impact on your life and were those impacts independently verified and proven by you?
    The only things the DWP/assessor is interested in are how those impacts match the relevant descriptors. You don't even need a diagnosis.
     
  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 971 Pioneering
    Whether a disability is visible or not shouldn't matter (although some assessors are really bad at judging something they can't see).

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