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PIP - You could be missing out!

If you made a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for a mental health problem on or after 28th November 2016 and were refused the benefit you could be missing out.

If you made a claim for PIP for a mental health problem on or after 28th November 2016 and were refused the benefit then you should be contacted by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as your PIP claim will be assessed again. It is estimated that 1.6 million PIP claimants could be missing out due to a change in PIP legislation that took effect from March 2017 which has since been reversed.

The DWP has advised that anyone contacted by them to review the decision made on their claim will not have to undergo a face-to-face medical assessment in order to establish whether they should have been awarded the benefit. If the DWP change their decision it will take effect from the date the claim for PIP was made.

If this applies to you and the DWP have reassessed your claim and you have been refused then you can challenge the decision in the first instance by requesting a Mandatory Reconsideration and if this is unsuccessful by appealing the mandatory reconsideration decision.

If you would like further advice then please either email: WelfareRights@pkc.gov.uk or call our Advice Line on 01738 476900 (option 1).

Last modified on 14 December 2022

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