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MR AND TIMESCALES

scape03
scape03 Member Posts: 29 Courageous
Just an update on my original post asking for advice on a MR as well as throwing some light on timescales. I originally applied for PIP in mid to late Dec 2018. I was only awarded 6 points for daily living and sent my MR in before the deadline of April 14th. Yesterday I received a phone call saying I was being awarded standard for both daily living and mobility. Thought this might help people who are becoming despondent about appealing and length of time it takes.

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,578 Scope online community team
    Hello @scape03. Thank you for updating us and giving us an idea of timescales in your area. Well done with the successful MR!
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  • scape03
    scape03 Member Posts: 29 Courageous
    It was a lovely surprise, all you seem to hear is that a very small percentage win an MR, however I think if you present your case clearly making sure you clarify exactly why you meet each descriptor, it goes a long way. I was told I could appeal if I still didn't agree with the decision; whilst I feel I could be entitled to enhanced for daily living, I actually didn't think I would be awarded anything for mobility, as although I do have problems my unusual condition doesn't really fit the wording. I'm more than happy with what I've got.
  • scape03
    scape03 Member Posts: 29 Courageous
    Hi, does anyone know how long it takes to get the award letter after DWP have phoned you to say your MR was successful? TIA
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,241 Disability Gamechanger
    Post can take up to 10 days but usually it's before that.
  • scape03
    scape03 Member Posts: 29 Courageous
    Thanks! Will just be pleased when I finally receive and I can forget the stress of the last 8 months! Just so pleased my MR was successful as I know I couldn't have faced applying for tribunal. Hope some people can gain confidence by my winning it.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,578 Scope online community team
    It's good to know that there are positive stories out there @scape03. We see so much negative feedback that it can seem a bit bleak at times. Thank you for sharing your success.  :)
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