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How long for a response to MR?

queenielisaqueenielisa Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Pip is such a pain ,I suffer with depression and anxiety also have rheumatoid arthritis, fight with myself constantly and my kids because they don't understand why I can't go out it's hard,so I put in for pip ,I was told by dwp that I should be entitled, so I've now had 2 assessment and got zero points ,6 weeks ago I did a mandatory reconsideration and have heard nothing back yet

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  • queenielisaqueenielisa Member Posts: 8 Listener
    The assessors that come out don't even look at you ,they just sit there asking questions with a laptop in front of them ,only look at you when they want you to Do some kind of excersise, also what they ask you doesn't get put down majority of the time ,so frustrating,.
  • jane1973jane1973 Member Posts: 175 Pioneering
    Hi @queenielisa it’s been the same for me I am now waiting for a tribunal date there is lots of helpful people on here and good videos and advice about the appeal process xx
    Hugz to everyone xx
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,148 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @queenielisa
    Welcome to the community! Unfortunately I am unsure how long it takes to get a reply but please keep us updated and we will help you as much as we can :)
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  • queenielisaqueenielisa Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thankyou ami2301 I will keep you informed ,thought I would have heard some think by now ,going to ring Monday I think
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It can be anything from 2-8 weeks sometimes longer for a MR decision, it all depends on backlog in your area. Only 17% of MR decisions change.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • LorryLorry Member Posts: 23 Connected
    I waited about 3 weeks for the MR decision (came back the same), I appealed to go to tribunal and it took a year from face  to face to tribunal date ...(which I won, and was awarded 10 years)..
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    queenielisa
    queenielisa,

    I'd leave it another couple of weeks, then maybe contact DWP. But it does take ages sometimes. And as Poppy says, the decision is unlikely to change. So please don't be put off if it doesn't, and do appeal -  the latest statistics show that 71% of people appealing are successful.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @queenielisa and I wish you the very best of luck with your MR. Please do let me know if there is anything else that we can do to help :)
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  • queenielisaqueenielisa Member Posts: 8 Listener
    I've not heard any Think has yet I'm going to take your advice and leave it another couple of weeks thankyou everyone
  • sarah50sarah50 Member Posts: 119 Pioneering
  • queenielisaqueenielisa Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi had my letters back this morning zero points yet again ,it's really frustrating ,not much more I can do ,feel like giving up
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Only 17% of MR decisions change so most people have to take it to Tribunal, which is your next step. 71% of those who appear at their hearing have a decision in their favour. You have 28 days to request this by filling out the SSCS1 form.

    Do you have any help with this process? If you don't then i'd advise getting some help from either your local welfare rights or other disability advice centre near you. See the link for details of how to request the Tribunal.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • queenielisaqueenielisa Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Trouble is I can't travel ,I have severe panic attacks when I'm going somewhere I don't know ,also have to keep going toilet  they say I'm fine  I wish they could see me when I have to go out
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You can request a paper based decision for the Tribunal but i wouldn't advise you to do that. Appearing in person will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour because the Tribunal will want you to tell them in your own words exactly how your conditions affect you. 71% of those who appear in person have a decision in their favour compared to something ridiculous like between 5-8% for paper based decisions.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • queenielisaqueenielisa Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thankyou poppy123456,my symptoms of actually gotten worse since the lady actually came out to me ,I have a gangloin on my knuckle that's very painful,goes big then swelling goes down a bit,also I have physio every 2 weeks cause I have really bad lower back pain it's similar to a slipped disc,so stops me from doing much ,should I let deep know about these changes, I'm very confused thankyou in advance
  • queenielisaqueenielisa Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Dwp sorry not deep lol
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's nothing to report because there's no PIP award. You should continue with this claim and request the Tribunal. Starting another claim from the beginning so soon after being refused could see another refusal.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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