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She needs to firstly contact DWP and explain the circumstances and ask them to reinstate DLA pending the outcome of the PIP application.
She then needs to appeal the PIP decision not to award the benefit for just failing to attend the assessment. If she was previously on DLA that it’s not unusual for people not to attend assessments because of illness or other things. In this particular case, she didn’t get notice of the assessment and hence couldn’t attend.
She needs to ask for a new date for an assessment. The PIP department may want a formal appeal or another application but as this is brand-new, I imagine that they are finding their way through the process also. Not getting the letter in the post is a perfectly valid reason for appeal.
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