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Got my decision letter today after MR. I was successful. However, the cover letter says I failed?

devilishdevilish Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 6 in PIP, DLA and AA

I had a PIP award for a few years from 2018 to January 22nd this year, when my telephone assessment scored me 0 points across the board. 

I immediately went for a Mandatory Reconsideration, with help from the CAB. I got the decision letter today, scoring me 11 points for daily living, therefore awarding PIP. The scoring criteria, and the DM's remarks about my claim seem correct.

That's where it gets strange. The cover letter (page 1) says i've failed and not got an award, and there isn't any mention of the award date anywhere, and I assumed I would have got backpaid to the 22nd January - when it stopped. I did get a payment from DWP, for....1day (£8.53). Has anyone else had this happen? 


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    This seems strange I think you need to give them a call 

    If you got an award it should be backdated to when it ended but your letter saying no award diesnt sound right if you then say you got 11 points 
  • devilishdevilish Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yes, I've never ever seen anything like this, and I have had DLA since 2013, and PIP from 2018-20. 

    It just looks like (to me, but can't be sure until monday) that the points they've given me are correct, as the description from the DM at the end matched the evidence I sent in for the MR. There is no information supplied about a tribunal, so it's basically a complete mess.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,217 Pioneering
    You’ll have to ring them. It may be a clerical error.
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  • devilishdevilish Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Just to conclude this.
    It was a happy ending, after all. It was a clerical error on the DWP's part, they rushed it out at the end of the day and put the wrong decision notice in. So, my MR was successful - and I'm pleased with the result.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    That's good glad it is sorted and thanks for letting us know 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

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    Awesome, thanks for updating us @devilish :) 
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