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Hi, my name is Martin16! I recently applied to PIP and had a score of 0

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Martin16
Martin16 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA

I recently applied for p.i.p benefits dec 2021 I had a telephone assessment and received the notice yesterday 17/3/22 and was amazed to see I had a score of 0 in all the categories I have to appeal and need some advice on how to proceed I have contacted my doctors today and have requested a letter off the doctor can anybody please help on how best to proceed I have 1 month to reply.

Best regards 

Martin 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,
    Your first step is to request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) you should put this in writing stating where and why you think you should have scored those points.
    A letter from your GP isn't the best evidence to send because your GP doesn't spend any time with you to know how you manage activities such as washing/dressing/undressing/preparing a meal/budgeting etc etc.
    What you need to do is give a couple of real world incidents of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you. Include information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. You should aim for at least half an A4 sheet of paper per descriptor that applies to you.
    It will help to have some understanding the PIP descriptors too. Have a read of this. https://pipinfo.net/
    There's also lots of threads in the PIP/DLA catagory that you may want to have a read of.


    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.
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Wishing you a warm welcome to the community @Martin16, it's good to have you aboard.

    This is a very supportive and welcoming place so I'm sure you'll enjoy taking part, please feel free to have a browse and get involved wherever you'd like. We have numerous categories, including one relating to PIP, so I'm sure you'll find plenty to get stuck into :) 

    I hope the above response has been helpful, and I wish you the best for your MR. This information on the CAB website might be useful, it details the MR process and provides useful resources, including this form from Gov.uk that you can use to request the MR. 
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