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Failed PIP medical; what is the appeals process like?


Posting on behalf of a family member... she's 21 years old; has multiple health problems including severe social anxiety; autism, Fibromyalgia and breathing difficulties. A few weeks ago she received a letter informing her she scored 0 points on her medical assessment. She heard there was a way for her to appeal; but what would that entail? Her mum understandably doesn't want her put through any more stress....

many thanks in advance for any help and advice given :) x
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  • nannytone_2
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    she has 30 days to ask for a mandatory reconsideration where the DWP will look at the evidence and ensure the right decision was made. if they think the decision was wrong, they can change it.

    if thy decide the decision was correct, she can then go on to appeal the decision via the tribunal service.
    she would have the choice to attend the appeal or have it heard 'on paper', but this doesn't have as high a success rate as a personal appeal attendance.
    she will have the chance to enter more supporting evidence and they will be able to ask questions
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