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PIP MR letter tool

ArtmuzzArtmuzz Member Posts: 43 Connected
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
There is a website that creates a letter for you to send to DWP for Mandatory Reconsideration. You just fill in the details of why you disagree with their decision and your symptoms and disabilities and it generates a letter. Has anyone used this before? Is it safe to use?

 https://www.advicenow.org.uk/pip-tool

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It's perfectly safe to use and lots of people use it. Good luck with the MR.
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  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @Artmuzz please keep us updated and if you have any questions, do let us know.
  • ArtmuzzArtmuzz Member Posts: 43 Connected
    Hi, I’ve typed up the letter template and sent it to my email. I have the letters from my Support Worker and Therapist. However, on the PIP decision letter the date is over a month ago and I’ve still not posted the documents to the DWP and it tells me I have a month from that date to send for a Mandatory Reconsideration but there is a delay getting a letter from my mental health Counsellor. If I was to get that letter from my Counsellor in a couple of days would it be fine to post or will the DWP declare it void? Please advise.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    With good reason you have 13 months to request the MR, i'd advise you to write letter telling them the reasons why you were late requesting it. Although you could have rang them before the 1 month deadline to request it over the phone and then tell them the letter and evidence will be sent. Too late for that now though. I'd still advise you to ring them Monday to request it and tell them the reasons why you're late.

    If DWP don't accept your reasons then they won't look at the decision again and just send you a decision letter. You will need this letter to request the Tribunal. Most MR decision's remain the same anyway so there's a very high chance you'll have to take it to Tribunal, even if you did request it within the month.


    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.
  • ArtmuzzArtmuzz Member Posts: 43 Connected
    edited May 2019
    Thanks for the advise.

    I will phone DWP on Monday but failing that I will have to appeal.

    When I appeal could I send those letters I got from My Support Worker, mental health Counsellor and Therapist to the Tribunals Services instead as evidence to back me up?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You still need to go through the MR process because without this the Tribunal will refuse your appeal.

    Yes, you'll be able to send the evidence to HMCTS and you'll have plenty of time to do that because waiting times are huge across the country. Some are waiting in excess of 1 year for a hearing date. As long as the evidence is received no later than 10 days before the hearing date that's fine. They will only take into consideration how you were at the time the decision was made.
    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.
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