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Mandatory Reconsideration.. Urgent help needed!

CenobiteCenobite Member Posts: 3 Listener

The reason I am here is to seek your kind assistance in completing a Mandatory Reconsideration, after a decision by a case manager and face to face assessment.

Up until that point, I was receiving the standard rate for mobility and daily living and both were awarded after having a face to face assessment in 2016.
My condition has not changed and I am still on the same medication. I am also receiving payments for ESA (support group) one part of which was the disability premium which has now also been deducted.

I am facing a very tight time frame and some organisations are either short of staff or can't even advise
on how to complete the form.

That said, I was wondering if any of you have had any success with the MR,
and what did you do?

I welcome any suggestions or questions and of course also thank you in advance for any help you may have to offer.

Best Regards and Wishes



  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    You have 1 month from the date of the decision to request the MR. This should be put 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 support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for this.

    Only 15% of MR decisions change so you'll very likely have to take it to Tribunal. There are a few members here who had their decision changed at MR stage but not many. If it goes to Tribunal then waiting times are huge across most of the country and some are waiting 1 year for a hearing date.

    The reason your ESA has been reduced will be because you were claiming the SDP. As you no longer claim PIP daily living you won't be entitled to the SDP.

    This link may help you understand the PIP descriptors and what they mean.

    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Cenobite, how are you doing?
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,364 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Cenobite Welcome to the community, Poppy had given you the best advice. I did a MR few years ago and got the same decision so ended up at tribunal
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