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PIP RECONSIDERATION

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Dots
Dots Community member Posts: 13 Listener
Good evening.   I received the result of my PIP reconsideration.   I’ve gone from being awarded 0 points to 7.  I called today as per letter to advise that I would be appealing the decision.  The advisor told me to submit my appeal notice and thst prior to reaching the appeal board there would be a second reconsideration - I still feel a couple of key facts/points have not yet been fully considered.  The. Advisor said that the majority of refusals are overturned at appeal.      

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Best of luck with your appeal @Dots :) How are you feeling about it? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Dots
    Dots Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Thank you.    A bit confused as the advisor on the call said that before if goes to appeal there will be a second review.    
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Dots said:
    Thank you.    A bit confused as the advisor on the call said that before if goes to appeal there will be a second review.    
    When the DWP have to prepare the appeal papers another Decision Maker may carry out a further review. Sometimes at this stage they will offer you an improved award. If you accept the offer then the appeal lapses (but you can start a new appeal on the new decision if you wish).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    Dots said:
    Thank you.    A bit confused as the advisor on the call said that before if goes to appeal there will be a second review.    
    This is not correct. One thing to remember is the person you spoke to was from a call centre with almost no knowledge of the benefits system. They read from a screen. 
    You only get one MR and that’s it, then it’s Tribunal. Sometimes people get offered an award before the hearing date but it’s rare for this to happen. You should expect to have to attend the hearing. 
    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.
  • Dots
    Dots Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    We did think this as it’s nowhere in the guidance.   I’m prepared to take to a tribunal as it’s been a catalogue of errors !!
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