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PIP appeal

robqpr1961robqpr1961 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2016 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I have just received notification of my mandatory reconsideration for pip and they have not altered the decision and still are saying that I can walk more than 50m which is rubbish and was wondering whether it is worth appealing 

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Take a look at the pages on Scope's website which links to resources to help with PIP appeals. You can even find the SSCS1 form which you will need if you proceed to tribunal. http://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/money/pip

    Our member @Matilda recently said "Many members have posted recently that their PIP claims have been turned down. According to Disability Rights, 60 per cent of those who appeal win. So make sure you appeal and don't give up hope."
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi robqpr1961

    I would agree that in a lot of cases it is worth appealing but it is also worth pointing out that in doing so the whole of your entitlement is considered again which brings with it the risk of it being lowered as well as increased.

    Medical evidence such as a letter from your GP or from a health care professional who knows you or who has treated you can also be useful in persuading the DWP or a tribunal to change the decision in your favour.

    I hope that helps and please post back on here if you need any further advice about appealing.

    Best wishes

    Paul 
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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    I thought that if a tribunal is thinking of lowering a PIP award they have to advise the claimant in advance - at which point the claimant can then withdraw their appeal and keep the PIP rates already awarded?
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