Now that's what I call a reconsideration!
Cathy and I worked on her PIP claim form together back in September 2018, and the written advice that I provided at that point explained that I was looking for at least 10 points for the daily living component and at least 20 points for mobility.
As usual, I explained the difference between the award I was expecting from a Decision Maker on the claim, as opposed to what I would be looking for from a tribunal on appeal, where the quality of decision making is that much better.
Disappointingly, Cathy scored 8 points for daily living and 10 for mobility. My instructions were to challenge this by way of a reconsideration, so we got hold of a copy of the assessment report and went carefully through this.
I took witness statements and put together a detailed reconsideration request, including Upper Tribunal decisions that supported our view.
The outcome was very pleasing, since Cathy now scores 21 points for the daily living component and 22 points for mobility. Unfortunately, our arguments regarding the length of the award have fallen on deaf ears, so this remains at just 3 years. Well worth the time and trouble.