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Turned down for PIP in NI

ssjt21 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone,
I had been in receipt of DLA, awarded to me for life as my condition will not change because I am a brittle diabetic. As we are now being moved over to PIP I had to apply again. Just got the letter saying that I have been turned down, and had not got a single point on the scoring system. So completely stressed out and need some help. Are there any groups which can help me fight my case etc?
Thanks for your time.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,122 Disability Gamechanger

    For help with the MR/Tribunal process you really need face to face advice from an agency near you.

    You have 1 month from the date of the decision to request the MR which should be put in writing. You should state where you think you should have score those points and your reasons why. Adding 2-3 real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.

    Send relevant evidence with the letter to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for this.

    Most MR decisions remain the same so expect to have to take it to Tribunal. Appearing in person will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour.

    This link is long but it will help you have more understanding of the PIP descriptors and what they mean.

  • bernie87
    bernie87 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    Hi I actually am from n.Ireland too and got my award letter today and it's the exact same thing. Not a single point. Rang there for the assessor report to compare before going for mr. You are not alone x


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