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Diabetic and refused PIP

bubbles861bubbles861 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Insulin dependant and had DLA since diagnosis as a child now refused PIP. I want to appeal, Has anyone had this done to them too?


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors. It's totally different to DLA.

    You now have 1 month from the date of the decision to request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) you should put this 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.

    Evidence should be sent with the letter to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for this. Do be aware that most MR decisions stay the same so you'll very likely have to take it to Tribunal. Waiting times for hearings are huge across most of the country and lots of people are waiting in excess of 1 year for a hearing date.

    I'd advise you to have a read of this link so you'll have a better understanding of the PIP descriptors and what they mean.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @bubbles861 and a warm welcome to the community! I am sorry to hear this and I appreciate how upsetting this can be. I hope the information that has been provided has helped. 

    Here is some information about the appeal process. 

    If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to ask. We have had many people who have been in your situation.
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