Scope community team
Hi I'm going through MR still waiting I have been waiting 10weeks
I called them up they didnt go through security with me but said to ring back 2morrow morning at 8oclock for decison on my mr I'm.confused
Hi, I lost my MR in Feb and went down the tribunal route assisted by CAB. My g.p and consultant psychiatrist both wrote supporting evidence letters and the DWP reinstated my PIP with backpay in May without the need for a tribunal. Be prepared to lose your MR, and gather as much evidence on how your disabilities affect you day to day. Also if your moving from DLA to PIP, get advice on filling out your form because the descriptors are different x
My MR was a no but what staggered me was I sent my request with additional information by recorded delivery, I checked on the royal mail site and found it was delivered and signed for at 16.30 on the same day that the decision letter was typed and posted, which to me, assuming they work to 5pm gave only one hour and a half for the decision maker to review my request and case, make their decision, then get it to a typist to type and get in the post before going home, I did actually take it to a tribunal later at which I was successful
Sounds familiar. We had to chase ours by phone (probably about 4 pm) because it was so overdue, then the reconsideration was dated the same day. My guess is that it was moved to the top of the pile and dealt with in a great hurry, because it introduced even more incorrect information than the original HCP report contained. How anyone is supposed to get a fair deal when the first report is fairly fictitious and the second is even more so, I don't know.
MR in our case was clearly no more than a rubber-stamping exercise, and didn't take into account that we corrected a couple of claims in the original report which were completely wrong (and in a way which would seriously affect someone's claim to PIP - like being able to walk half a mile, say). Had I known back then that we could request the assessor's report as soon as it had been written and pick up on such points then, we would have done so.
Best of luck with your MR, but as others have said, I'd start preparing for an appeal.