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Pip mandatory reconsideration

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RFx
RFx Community member Posts: 1 Listener
First time posting..
I applied for PIP due to suffering from brittle asthma,allergies which require me to carry a epipen and really bad anxiety I’ve recently found out I’ve not been awarded PIP, after doing the dreaded video assessment they said I can do a mandatory reconsideration but just feel so disappointed at the decision.

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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    Hello @RFx and a big warm welcome to our community, how are you keeping today?

    Agh, I can understand your disappointment. It can often take a lot of emotional labour and energy to get through the PIP application and assessment process, and to find out the outcome isn't as we hoped is disheartening. 

    If you feel that your conditions do meet the points threshold for getting a PIP award (you need to score 8 points minimum in either the mobility or daily living components to receive the standard rate) and have sufficient emotional and practical support available, then please do consider a mandatory reconsideration (MR). You have a month from the date of the decision to ask for an MR. But this can be extended to 13-months if there are reasons to delay this.

    Perhaps also look into getting independent welfare advice local to where you live via Advice Local and in the meantime, concentrate on the activities where you believe you should have scored more points to either i) highlight errors with 
    the way the DWP applied the points-based disability test or ii) provide further supporting evidence to satisfy these from either personal anecdotes or accounts from support workers, friends or family.

    We wish you all the best. Please let us know how you get on and good luck.
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