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TOPIC: PIP Mandatory Reconsideration

PIP Mandatory Reconsideration 4 months 4 days ago #232117

I have received my PIP decision and want to put in an MR.

The assessor has lied on her report regarding my mental health and has claimed it is 'unremarkable' and that I am a low dose antidepressant. She has also claimed that even though I have weekly appointments with a Clinical Psychologist, the fact that I don't see a mental health nurse or a psychiatrist means that I don't have any mental health problems. This makes no sense at all! I have diagnosed cPTSD, severe anxiety and depression, and suicidal ideation. I had already sent letters from my psychologist with the original PIP application, but these seem to have been ignored.

My clinical psychologist has said she will answer any questions the DWP has if they contact her but am wondering if it's better to send them a letter from her with my MR. Should the letter spell out clearly where I meet the descriptors or is it enough to clarify what my main problems are and let them tie them up with the descriptors?

Thank you.

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PIP Mandatory Reconsideration 4 months 4 days ago #232121

Hi MyHipsHurt

I would suggest you read through the guides about asking for and writing a mandatory reconsideration and the guide which details how to challenge the medical report.

Any additional information your clinical psychologist can give you should also be included. It is not up to the DWP to tie up any evidence to the descriptors - you have to show where it does in your mandatory reconsideration evidence. Even if your psychologist cannot confirm all the descriptors if she has been clear about the problems you experience you should be able to tie them up when you go through the report and show where you think evidence has been overlooked and where you should score more points.

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