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Hi, my name is Jue_1969!

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Jue_1969
Jue_1969 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I have applied for pip in September of 2021 I waited 10 weeks for them to turn me down and have had to do a mandatory reconsideration as the pip I was only given 6 points. For the living and zero for mobility. Has anyone been awarded pip after mandatory reconsideration with only 6 points as I'm not happy with how Capita did my assesment and put things on there that was not true and lied about my medication and how things affect me. I have been deaf since the age of 4 I suffer with menieres disease osteoarthritis and have social anxiety and depression. I've been waiting since 18th of January and I rang them to ask how much longer it will be I was told it can take upto 14 weeks is this correct. Its a long time and making my anxiety worse any advice would be helpful 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Unfortunately that seems to be how long decisions are taking at the moment 

    New claims are taking around 10 months to complete then add on around 4 months for mr decisions if you appeal 
  • Libby_Alumni
    Libby_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
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    Hello @Jue_1969,

    Welcome to the community and thank you for your post. I hope @janer1967 was able to answer your question?

    I'm sorry to hear about your PIP experience - I understand that waiting for an outcome can be extremely difficult, especially when it's very important to you. Are you currently seeking any support for your mental health? Have you mentioned to your GP about how you're currently feeling? I think it's important to keep them in the loop, as they will be able to offer you professional advice and support. I also wanted to signpost you to some resources that I think could be really helpful for you, these include:
    I hope the above resources are helpful and please do let us know if you have any further questions.

    Libby
    Online Community Information Coordinator
    Scope

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