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TOPIC: PIP reconsideration declines

PIP reconsideration declines 1 month 1 day ago #221479

Hi, I am new to this so really hoping for some help.
I am dealing with my sister pip claim and it has been declined so I am going to appeal it. I looked briefly through the 33 page guide and it showed a form to complete, does anyone know where to get that from or can I just put the appeal in a normal letter format, (following the examples in the booklet)? My sister is bi polar and has not scored any points on the pip. The only reason she is stable is because she has felt supported financially and emotionally. She has a gp
Letter stating things along the lines of this and that she is unable to work due to the illness. I am deeply concerned about her wellbeing so would greatly appreciate any advice and help anyone can give me. Many thanks

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PIP reconsideration declines 1 month 1 day ago #221481

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Michelle

I'm just going offline until tomorrow afternoon.

Has your friend completed a Mandatory Reconsideration? This is the first stage in challenging a Decision. If not then this needs to be done. Our PIP MR Appeal guide explains what needs to be done and there are template letters you can use in the MR & Appeal submissions document.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/esa1

If an MR has been completed then the next stage is an appeal. The PIP Appeal guide has links to the SSCS1 form that you will need to complete and the Submissions guide has a complete example that you can use to help you fill it in, you do not need to provide detailed reasons at this stage for your request.

Once your appeal is accepted the DWP will prepare their submission to the hearing and send your friend a copy, whilst she should wait until you receive this to finish and submit her own, you should start to prepare her own case, an award will only be made by your showing that she scores the points for one, so I would start by going back through her PIP2, the assessment report and the PIP Claim guide to see how you might show this is the case.

If you have further questions then please reply to this post and we will do our best to help.

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PIP reconsideration declines 1 month 1 day ago #221518

Hi

Thank you for your response, we have completed the MR and she has been declined. I have printed the personal independence payment appeal submissions document and I am just having a look through it now. we only have 1 month to respond so I am a little concerned. which document do I need to find the claim form? sorry to be a pain and thank you for your help so far

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PIP reconsideration declines 1 month 1 day ago #221519

I think the issue arose when my sister had advice from someone who didn't understand her illness and told her to write on the initial form about her back complaint. She originally had the benefit as she has Bi polar, the medical person just spoke about her back complaint and not about her mental health illness. I don't know where to go with this.

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PIP reconsideration declines 1 month 23 hours ago #221525

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Michelle wrote: Hi

Thank you for your response, we have completed the MR and she has been declined. I have printed the personal independence payment appeal submissions document and I am just having a look through it now. we only have 1 month to respond so I am a little concerned. which document do I need to find the claim form? sorry to be a pain and thank you for your help so far


You can download a copy of the form from the following

www.gov.uk/government/publications/appea...-decision-form-sscs1

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PIP reconsideration declines 1 month 23 hours ago #221526

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Michelle wrote: I think the issue arose when my sister had advice from someone who didn't understand her illness and told her to write on the initial form about her back complaint. She originally had the benefit as she has Bi polar, the medical person just spoke about her back complaint and not about her mental health illness. I don't know where to go with this.


If she did not record how her Bipolar limits her ability to complete the PIP activities then those assessing her will not have considered them, even if her problems were recorded in a previous form. Unfortunately, she is going to be playing catchup, however, an appeal panel has a much more balanced approach to looking at claims.

I have to mention it, with appeals taking nine months or more across most of the country, if no award was made, have they considered making a new claim for PIP, there is no waiting time?

Gordon

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