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Pip mental health

LesleyEaton Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I have been receiving pip for six years for depression and anxiety. After face to face assessment at home I was only awarded two points and have had pip stopped. The health proffesional was very very understanding but the decision maker seems to have disregarded everything and instead said that there’s no medical evidence to say I suffer with anxiety (not true ) and My antidepressant medication hasn’t been changed since 2015. Therefore he has changed the descriptors from the mp report. I realise this is the exact opposite to what most people experience  I am going to ask for mandatory reconsideration but time is running out as I didn’t receive decision letter until ten days after it was posted


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,475 Disability Gamechanger

    You'll need to put the MR request in writing stating where you think you should have scored those points and your reasons why. Adding a couple of 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 prove they apply to you.

    Even though you have 1 month to request the MR you do actually have 13 months with good reason. Also if you ring just before the 1 month is up and then request it, you can send the letter with evidence later.

    Good luck.

  • LesleyEaton
    LesleyEaton Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you Poppy   You have been ver helpful
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @LesleyEaton and a very warm welcome to the community! I am sorry that you are having to appeal the decision and I really hope the process goes as smooth as possible.

    Here is some information on Mandatory Reconsideration which you may find helpful. Please do keep us updated and let us know if there is anything else we can do to help. :)


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