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lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
Have put in an MR nearly 2 weeks ago now. Haven’t heard anything yet and don’t expect to for another 4 weeks.
However is this right that the DWP ring you with the MR decision before putting it in writing.?
also once this decision is made can you speak to a decision maker?
Another thing- I haven’t read up on tribuneral yet but do you have to right another letter to say in detail why you think the decision is wrong? Virtually the same as MR.


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I've not heard of DWP ringing with the MR decision, they usually just send a letter. You can ring them and ask if the decision has been made though. There's no timescales to any decision, they can take as long as they like. You can ask for a DM to ring you for you to speak to them but most MR decisions remain the same.

    Yes, you would need to write a submission letter to the Tribunal but this doesn't have to be straight away. As long as it's sent before the Tribunal hearing. The most important this about a Tribunal request is that you fill in and send the SSCS1 form along with the MR decision letter within a month from the MR decision date.

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    So having been through assessment and MR you still do not have the award you deserve, the next step is to appeal to the independant tribunal.

    If at all possible get f2f advice from CAB or similar

    The first stage is to submit form SSCS1


    Fill in all sections of the form, at this stage you do not need to go into great detail, just the basic reasons for your appeal are sufficient. A more detailed submission should be done later.

    It is always advisable to attend in person. Success rate is around 69%

    You will then receive an acceptance letter from the tribunal

    The DWP then have 28 days to prepare and submit their case and all the paperwork and evidence used in making their decision.

    You will be sent a copy of this, known as the bundle.

    Check that all your submitted evidence is included

    Using the bundle now is the time to prepare your own submission referencing by page and paragraph where the evidence proves that you meet the descriptor and criteria for an award

    You do not need further evidence to appeal but any new relevant evidence will help. This should be attached to the back. with name and NI on each sheet. Number the sheets 1of 12, 2of 12 etc. then reference these as above  

    It can help to keep and submit a daily diary of how your functionality is affected

    Now you are ready to send your submission

    and the wait begins. You can ring the tribunal clerk for an idea of the waiting time in your area

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