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Urgent help with MR

EllesiemEllesiem Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I am helping a friend with a mandatory reconsideration (MR).  It is due in by Thusday next week.  I came across some advice that said you can ask the DWP not to take any further action, and request the medical assessment report.  My concern is that if we do not respond with reasons why we disagree with the decision not to award mobility, the window of opportunity will be missed.  I hope this is clear, I know it sounds a bit garbled.  Does anyone know which is the best way forward, given that there is only a week left, and it could take 10 days for them to send out a report?
Thank you in advance.

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ellesiem and welcome

    You need to ask for a copy of the report asap although it will probably arrive to late.. You should write to request an MR giving Giving 2-3 examples of what happens when each descriptor is attempted. Make sure that you keep a copy You can also ask that they wait for further evidence that you will be submitting. It would also be prudent to ring a day or two before the deadline To make sure they have received your letter and if not then you can request the MR on the phone
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ellesiem and a warm welcome to the community! I hope you get the advice that you are after and please do let me know if there is anything else I could do to help :)
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  • FetlockFetlock Member Posts: 79 Courageous
    If the mandatory reconsideration is done before evidence is received, once the evidence is received another DM will review that evidence to see if it would have made a difference to the decision.
  • EllesiemEllesiem Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi CockneyRebel, thank you for your advice, will get onto them asap.  We will send it tracked and signed for, taking no chances.
    I will post how we get on.
    Thanks again for the advice and welcome. :)
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    There is little point sending tracked and signed for as it will be received and signed for by a mail handling facility or even the post office. It can then take up to 10 days to be uploaded to the system. That is why I recommend telephoning before the dead line
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Indeed it's pointless and a waste of money sending anything to DWP recorded delivery. It takes the same amount of time to arrive by just getting proof of postage, which is free.
    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.
  • EllesiemEllesiem Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks for your input, Next day delivery and signed for is proof of them receiving,  ot simply proof that you posted it, as they don't care about that, if lost it is royal mails fault not theirs, whereas if they have signed for it and lost it, it is their responsibility. I'm going to stick to that. But many thanks for the advice 👍
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