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I think I need to submit an MR, but I don't know what to do next

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natasha1776
natasha1776 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
edited May 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I’m new here, I don’t know if anyone can explain to me what I need to do please. I applied in jan after been long term depression, anxiety. Ibs. Last year I was diagnosed with migraines so in medication, also fibromyalgia again on medication for and this year under active thyroid again I’m in medications for them all. 
I decided to put in a claim because of all my struggles and day to day life and dr agreed with me. Fast forward to this month I had my assessment and it went awful part of my condition I struggle to explain verbally what I’m trying to say, how to explain things and I’m so forgetfulness too. Hence my assessment went rubbish. There was things I remembered to tell her but I wasn’t given points for. I got 4 on both eliments so didn’t get awarded pip. I’m going to do a apeal but I don’t know what to do next. 
Thank you for any replies  Natasha 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Hi there 

    The next stage is mandatory reconsideration  which should be explained in your offer letter 

    There is lots advice in our pip section on appealing a decision and lots of posts 

    You need to put your Mr in writing within 1 month from the decision  letter 

    Ho through each descriptor you should score more points and give 2 examples of what happened when you try and do the task 
  • natasha1776
    natasha1776 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Thank you so much for you reply. The person doing the assessment didn’t even know about my medical condition. Half way through the assessment she said oh you have fibromyalgia so I said yes I do. Xx
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    The assessors are not specialists in conditions they just assess your functionality against the descriptors 

    It would be impossible to get specialists in every condition of all claimants 
  • natasha1776
    natasha1776 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    surely they get Given paperwork to say what disability’s I’m struggling with, I’m not saying I wanted her to be a specialist on it. She just sounded suprised that I had it. Xx
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    All they get is your form and evidence 

    They may have basic knowledge of conditions most assessors are paramedics and physio or ex nurses 

    As I said its about functionality not the condition 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
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    Hi @natasha1776 :) As Janer1967 has said, the first step is to submit a mandatory reconsideration (Turn2Us). There's a deadline to complete this within 1 month of the decision date, but this can be extended if you need.

    There are a couple of ways you can submit an MR. You can write them a letter, complete the MR form, or give them a call. If you decide to give them a call, you should always follow this up in writing. 

    You should reference the decision they've made, and make it very clear that you want this decision to be reconsidered. You should explain why you disagree with their decision, point out what they might have missed, and state what you think you should have scored and why.

    You can request a copy of the assessor's report if you haven't already. You can do this by calling PIP. This might help you to see what they said, so that you can refute it.

    You can submit extra evidence if there's anything you missed off the first time around that might support your claim. Only submit this evidence if you think it'll be helpful in backing up your claims. 

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