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PIP mandatory reconsideration success. 3 years 11 months ago #206647

Woo Hoo!
My daughter (now 29) has had a serious health problem since birth and we have claimed DLA/PIP for her since she was about ten years old. Every claim has been rejected and every claim won on appeal.
I found this site a few years ago and used the guides to help ne to make the claims each time.
The last time we had to apply she was given the lower rate for care and the lower rate for mobility. This was a reduction from the previous award when she was given the higher rate for care.
We got the papers to re-apply again last year and I filled out the claim for her - as usual using the guide on this site.
She was given the lower rate for care but only needed one more point to get the higher rate. She was given the lower rate for mobility because they considered that her main problem with mobility stemmed from her mental issues.
My daughter moved away to be with her boyfriend three years ago but I still fill in her forms. She registered with a new GP who has been absolutely supportive and wrote a very good supporting letter for us.
The application I sent was backed up on every point with a reference to the GP's letter.

We asked for a Mandatory Reconsideration of the decision and enclosed a copy of the GP's letter. We emphasised that everything in the original form was backed up by the GP's letter
I think that this landed on the desk of a Decision Maker at about the same time that the Government did a U-turn on the issue of Mental Health and Mobility points.

My daughter got a letter last Saturday to say that she has been awarded the higher rates for Care and Mobility until November 2021. This is the highest award we have managed to get for her since she was a baby and it will make an enormous difference to her. Just being believed is a good feeling instead of being told that the DM has decided that we are lying.

Thank you ,
Thank you for all your help and advice.

PIP mandatory reconsideration success. 3 years 11 months ago #206649

A's Dad

That is fantastic news, revisions at the MR stage are rare so well done.


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