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Missed call from DWP after MR

LisaRose909
LisaRose909 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi everyone I just had a couple of calls from an unknown number , the second time I answered and the other end was silent which weirded me out so I googled it and it turns out it was the DWP .

Last week I sent off my PIP MR . My anxiety is through the roof now as I'm worried missing the call will go against me .

Is this a good sign that they've called?
What's usually the reason for this? Is it to say I'm successful or they need more evidence or answers? There was no voicemail which I found odd and I've had no text updates about my MR or anything.

Can they go ahead and make a decision in my favour regardless of not being able to get hold of me?



Thanks.

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    Sometimes they may ring if they have any questions to ask. It doesn’t mean anything other than this. Some people are
    called and the award goes onto be changed in their favour and others have their decision remain the same. 

    Yes, they can go ahead and make a decision even without trying to contact you again. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • LisaRose909
    LisaRose909 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
    @poppy123456 they called back and it was only to warn me if I go ahead my award could remain , go up or be taken off me and do I still want to go ahead with it .

    Seems weird ? Is it to put me off because they think the award will likely increase and they hoping I'll back off? I've not heard of them phoning to ask this before, is this normal practice? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree and that's rather an odd phone call. Yes, we know that it could remain the same, be increased or decreased with the MR BUT the most likely outcome will be it will remain the same. Only about 23% of MR decisions change in the claimants favour. 

    It's even more rare to lose points at this stage but it does happen. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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