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Mandatory Reconsideration

Ted1964Ted1964 Member Posts: 8 Listener
I’ve just been disallowed PIP despite having had it for 3 years. My conditions are unchanged, if not worse. I suffer with MH and really can’t face the appeals process. I’ve asked for a mandatory reconsideration, but am in turmoil in terms of putting pen to paper 

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  • Ted1964Ted1964 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    I’ve just been disallowed PIP despite having had it for 3 years. My conditions are unchanged, if not worse. I suffer with MH and really can’t face the appeals process. I’ve asked for a mandatory reconsideration, but am in turmoil in terms of putting pen to paper 
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Scope helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi @Ted1964,
    Welcome to the Community.
    I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with your PIP claim. It can be a frustrating process!
    There is some useful information on the Scope website about challenging a PIP decision
    I am sure that other members will also be able to offer you support.
    Unfortunately decisions are not very often changed at the Mandatory Reconsideration stage and you may need to take your claim to appeal.
    If you would like to talk to anyone about this, our Helpline advisers would be happy to talk you through the process. The Helpline is a free number-0808 800 3333. The lines are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and weekends 10am to 6pm.

    Joanne 
    Scope
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ted1964

    Good Morning @ Merry Xmas 🎄 🎄🎄🎄

    I am one of the "Community Champions" here at Scope.

    Yes I have just been through the MR process myself.

    Please please let me know if you need a hand 🖐️ with yours??? 

    @steve51

  • Ted1964Ted1964 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    yes I’d be very grateful Steve
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    You will need to put that request in writing, if you haven't already done this. 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.

    Do be aware that most MR decisions remain the same, so you'll very likely have to take it to Tribunal. Appearing in person will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour. The only downside is that waiting times for hearings are huge in most areas, so you could be waiting as long as 1 year for a hearing date.
    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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