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PIP appeal process: How to challenge your PIP decision – How long does the appeal take?


What should you do if you want to appeal your PIP decision?

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your PIP decision, you can ask for the decision to be looked at again, appeal it or go to a tribunal to challenge it.

If you disagree with the decision which has been made about your PIP claim, you can challenge it.

This avenue is predominantly used when you did not get PIP, you are awarded a lower rate than expected or you think your award is not long enough.

The latest government statistics show that more than half of PIP decisions are changed after mandatory reconsideration or an appeal to a tribunal, so do challenge the decision if you think it’s wrong. It won’t cost you anything to appeal.

Your decision letter should outline the process for a mandatory reconsideration which is usually within one month of that date.

If the DWP does not change its decision in this mandatory reconsideration process, you can appeal to a tribunal/

The appeal will look at whether the decision was right at the time it was made – they won’t consider whether your condition has got worse since then.


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