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PIP- Please advise I need a response Urgently

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ilovechickpeas
ilovechickpeas Community member Posts: 42 Connected
I’m in a bit of a situation and I feel like due to my avoidance behaviour because of my anxiety disorder (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) I missed my PIP assessment I was too anxious to pick up the call, I didn’t have support from the advocate at the time so I didn’t know how to handle the assessment.



I was sent this letter from Capita 

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  • ilovechickpeas
    ilovechickpeas Community member Posts: 42 Connected
    edited February 2022
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,088 Disability Gamechanger
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    @haffyali you have posted the letter leaving all your personal details visible I would strongly suggest you delete it and then repost it with them blacked out or covered up.

    From what I can read the assessment was supposed to be 7th October and the letter is dated 23rd November some 10 weeks ago, it might be a little late to seek advice now, although somebody will hopefully correct me if I'm wrong on that?

    2024 Election won

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,948 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2022
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    Yes, those personal details are showing, which include your address and your NI number. This is a public forum and you shouldn't post these sort of details and it's also against the rules. You can edit your post within 59 minutes of posting the comment and i'd advise you to remove your details.

    The letter is from DWP and not capita.

    You need to request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) on that decision and you need to give your reasons why you didn't attend the assessment. You are outside the 1 month but with good reason you have 13 months.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • ilovechickpeas
    ilovechickpeas Community member Posts: 42 Connected
    edited February 2022
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  • ilovechickpeas
    ilovechickpeas Community member Posts: 42 Connected
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    Yes that’s correct they sent me the letter on 23 November giving me a month to reply , I did tell them my reasons for not attending and if they can reconsider, however I feel personally my avoidance behaviour messed things up, it’s common for me to avoid things due to my anxiety often times leading to me making things worse. 
  • ilovechickpeas
    ilovechickpeas Community member Posts: 42 Connected
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    I am still waiting for a response from them. it’s been two months and still no response. 
  • ilovechickpeas
    ilovechickpeas Community member Posts: 42 Connected
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    I have requested for a mandatory  reconsideration, however I still have not received a letter DWP, what’s the best option for me? Shall I contact DWP? Please advise  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,948 Disability Gamechanger
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    MR decision's are currently taking 2-12 weeks, sometimes longer. Backlogs are huge.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • ilovechickpeas
    ilovechickpeas Community member Posts: 42 Connected
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    but I’m really feel like I’ve messed up. Curious to know do I still have a chance to fix things ? 
  • ilovechickpeas
    ilovechickpeas Community member Posts: 42 Connected
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    Thank you for the link and advice 
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