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Mandatory reconsideration notice l 1 month 6 days ago #251195

Can any one help me with mandatory appeal as I had applied for renewal of my pip as I have a very rare muscle diseases where I get weak when I do any physical work or walk and due to that I have been falling down a lot and because of that I had torn my right leg MCL AND ACL and had to be operated i was on standard living allowance and standard mobility allowance but now they have stopped my mobility and gave me only 4 points where last time I was on given 10 points seems they do not understand my illnesses its is sometimes I can not get out of bed and then there are time waking 20 mt is difficult for me please can some help me

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Mandatory reconsideration notice l 1 month 6 days ago #251217


The first stage to challenging a Decision is for you to request a Mandatory Reconsideration, this needs to be done in writing to the DWP, within one month of the Decision, to the office that dealt with your claim, have a look at our PIP MR & Appeal guide for details of the process, the PIP area also has template letters that you can use to make the request with.


You should contact the DWP for a copy of the assessment report if you have not already done so, I would phone them but again follow up the request in writing. Once you have the assessment report you will have a better understanding of how the DWP Decision Maker has come to their conclusions and will then be able to argue against them.

Your primary task is to show that you meet the criteria, there are many reasons you may have failed, you need to address each of these but don't get bogged down in criticising the assessment report unless you can clearly show that it is incorrect, it is a lot easier to argue the facts of the situation;

"the assessor recorded that I walked 50m, I did but they have failed to document that I had to stop every 10m for a rest due to breathlessness"

than their opinions

"based on my observations of the claimant walking I believe that they can reliably walk more than 200m.

When you have a better idea of the issues with your claim, come back to the forum and we will do our best to help.


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