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can anyone help me with PIP?

gg55
gg55 Member Posts: 42 Listener
edited February 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi can anyone help me, I applied to pip and got rejected now I have asked for the mandatory reconsideration as the first assessor has said I basically need no help even although I said I need help with almost everything I got a phone call today asking if there was any more info to give them before they make their decision is this a bad sign thanks.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,042 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    No it isnt a bad sign they were must likely just checking you had not sent or sending any further evidence 
  • gg55
    gg55 Member Posts: 42 Listener
    Ok as I told them some more information on the call that I hadn't sent in with the letter thank you
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 6,638

    Scope community team

    Hello @gg55

    Welcome to the community, how are you? 

    Personally I'm not sure if it is a good sign or a bad sign, however I would follow the thoughts of Janer from above. 

    All the best with the appeal
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  • gg55
    gg55 Member Posts: 42 Listener
    Oh thank you yeah I just don't know what to think as been so let down with how the assessor put the report back to pip 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @gg55 - & welcome to the community from me too. I'm sorry to read your assessor's report didn't indicate the help you need. Another decision maker will now look at your claim again, which is good. Please kindly let us know how you get on, thank you.
  • gg55
    gg55 Member Posts: 42 Listener
    Will do im not holding out much hope as basically I feel really let down by the assessor and just with them phoning today maybe think I still haven't got enough for the points to get the award and thats why they were phoning 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,267 Disability Gamechanger
    An MR is more likely to succeed if you provide additional information to plug any gaps in the original information. If you haven’t sent anything extra then being asked hopefully means that the decision maker is trying to get a better understanding of the information.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • gg55
    gg55 Member Posts: 42 Listener
    Oh ok that makes sense thank you I will just have to wait and see 
  • gg55
    gg55 Member Posts: 42 Listener
    Has anyone on here won a mandatory reconsideration or not just asking what the chances are really 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,042 Disability Gamechanger
    Lots of members have won and lots haven't.  The success rate is better than it was 

    Have a look in the PIP section there are lots of related posts in there 
  • Amalegra
    Amalegra Member Posts: 6 Listener
    There is an online community called ‘Benefits and Work’ (I think that’s the name) which for a small subscription fee provides you with fantastic help. Basically it has loads of material to help you submit your application, MR and further appeal if necessary. I was refused PIP on my three year review even though my condition had worsened. My MR was unsuccessful too. With the superb help this website gave me I won my appeal at an Independent Tribunal, which is the next step. I would thoroughly recommend ‘Benefits and Work’. The figure for appeal success is over 75%! You could also try Citizens Advice but be aware that the good people there are not specialists and when I consulted them they knew less than I did about this process. Good luck, you WILL get there if you persevere!
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,493 Disability Gamechanger
    @Amalegra it is a fantastic site its worth the fee  but  alot of people shy away from that   it has up to date information and the changes in dwp are put on the site straight away thry are spit on 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,267 Disability Gamechanger
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-october-2020/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-october-2020#mandatory-reconsiderations-mrs
    • the proportion of MR decisions (excluding withdrawn MRs) resulting in a change in award rose sharply between 40% in February 2020 and 44% in March 2020 to 57% in April 2020, reflecting the new operational approach as well as COVID-19 impact
    • from May 2020 onwards the trends in proportion of MR decisions (excluding withdrawn MRs) leading to a change in award resumed the patterns pre-COVID – a gradual increase reaching 42% in October 2020
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • gg55
    gg55 Member Posts: 42 Listener
    Ok thank you everyone just have to wait and see what happens.

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