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How long to hear back for MR?

PIPnewbiePIPnewbie Member Posts: 261 Pioneering
My girlfriend sent her MR request via post with letters, evidence, etc. 2 weeks ago.  The DWP have yet to even acknowledge receipt of it.  Is this normal?

If time goes on and it's clear they aren't going to respond or acknowledge they've received the request, can a tribunal still be appealed to?  Thanks.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2018
    Hi,

    There's no timescales to MR decisions, it can be as long as 8 weeks and more.

    They don't normally acknowledge they've received the MR request but she can ring and ask if they've received it.

    She can't request the Tribunal without the MR decision letter.
    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.
  • Polly2Polly2 Member Posts: 15 Connected
    Its been 7 weeks for me an im still waiting.  Originally had a text from them stating I should hear in 6 weeks but i guess its whenever the decision is made. We just have to wait. 
  • PIPnewbiePIPnewbie Member Posts: 261 Pioneering
    Thanks guys.  Guess it's normal then.
  • PIPnewbiePIPnewbie Member Posts: 261 Pioneering
    Still heard nothing.  Not even acknowledgement of receipt.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They don't usually send anything to say they've received the request. There's no time scales for a decision. No harm in ringing to ask.
    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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