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Mandatory reconsideration.

ali2021ali2021 Member Posts: 23 Listener
Hi , so I got my pip assessment back and basically scored 4 points 🙈the paper work stated things that I had said (which I hadn’t ) and things that I had been asked (which I wasn’t ) i was wondering what should I do next?! Is it worth trying to fight ? Is it my word against there’s ? Is mandatory reconsideration hard to do ? I’m loosing my patience with it all and haven’t really got the fight in me anymore 😫it’s been going on since January, sorry to rant but I just need some opinions from people who are clued up xx


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,043 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    If you do mr it isn't advisable to go down the route if your word against there's 

    What you need to do is pur the report out of your head and concentrate on presenting your own case 

    For the descriptors you think you should score give 2 real examples of what happened when you tried to do the task 

    Put your Mr in writing 

    Success rate is quite low but better at tribunal 
  • ali2021ali2021 Member Posts: 23 Listener
    @janer1967 thank you for the information , could you tell me what I do next ? Is there forms to fill out ? Do I contact them ? Do I just write a letter ? Do they reassess me ? Sorry for all the questions,
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,043 Disability Gamechanger

    There is a form you can use on the gov website or there are links to it on here I just don't have it but will tag in someone who does @chiarieds do you have link to form 

    No you don't get reassessed all your claim with your Mr go to another decision maker and they make a decision 

    Just sending in mr is enough put your ni number on and ensure if you do letter ensure you put it is a mr 

    If you call they often lodge it over phone and then it is the call handler that inputs what you say 

    So it's better to do it in your own words 

    You might be better off getting some expert advice from welfare rights or put in Google advice local for places near you who offer help
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,132 Pioneering
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • ali2021ali2021 Member Posts: 23 Listener
    thanks so much , I will get someone to help me , the citizens advice were great last time I just didn’t know if it would save time me trying to do it myself , thank you.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,043 Disability Gamechanger
    See link above from cakcotti for the form 

    Up to you if you feel you can do it yourself 

    Have a look in pip section on here for further advice
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,077 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ali2021 -  as mentioned in the link calcotti gave, here's the link to the Mandatory Reconsideration form: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/683380/if-you-disagree-with-a-decision-made-by-dwp.PDF   or simply write a letter, giving those all important real life examples of why, what, when, who witnessed it, how did it feel you leaving afterwards, if that applies, for attempting/doing each applicable activity/descriptor. Please look at the following link about these PIP activities/descriptors: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Personal-Independence-Payment-Descriptors-and-Scores-April-2021.pdf   reading the notes at the end which cover the concept of 'reliability.' i.e. can you do an activity safely, to an acceptable standard, repeatedly, so as often as it would be reasonable to expect, & in a reasonable period of time? These are things to consider discussing with Citizens Advice if using their help.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,097

    Scope community team

    Hello @ali2021

    I hope the above information has been helpful, and I wish you the very best with your MR. 

    This seems to have had an impact on your mental health, which I'm sorry to hear. It's understandable though, it has been a long process as you stated in your first comment. Do you receive any support, or have any techniques in place, to manage your mental health?
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  • ali2021ali2021 Member Posts: 23 Listener
    @Ross_Scope hi , thank you for your info, yes this has affected my mental health at the moment, I struggle with GAD, depression and OCD I’m finding it all very hard. At the moment I have help in place and therapy etc, thank you.
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