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PIP - asked for the assessor's report a few weeks ago but still not received
I had a PIP assessment a few weeks ago, and received a letter on 1 July with an outcome that I was not happy with and feel didn't reflect my condition.
Straight after I received this, I phoned up the DWP to request a copy of the report that my assessor wrote and sent to the DWP. They said that they would send this, but 3 weeks later I have heard nothing and received nothing. Obviously the date for the mandatory reconsideration is fast approaching and I would like to have the report so that I can fully understand where my assessor has misrepresented my condition in their report to the DWP and make arguments to counter such.
I was just wondering what the best course of action is; whether I should apply for the mandatory reconsideration anyway without having anything specific to challenge (other than the DWP report which they wrote based on the assessor's initial report, which I feel is much harder to challenge since it is subjective based on the initial assessor's report), whether it is fair that I have not received the assessor's report, whether I will get further time for a mandatory reconsideration etc.
I also have phoned my GP to ask for a letter backing my position up, they said that a letter supporting my reconsideration claim is not something that they do, I just also want to know whether this is a position typical of a GP surgery.
I was also never directly offered reimbursement for my travel to the assessment, instead it was just something that I found out myself later, I wondered whether this was correct conduct too or whether this is another area where my assessor failed.
Thanks for any help,
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