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PIP MR -REALLY WORRIED PLS HELP

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anxiousbird
anxiousbird Community member Posts: 165 Pioneering
Hi all
i had to submit my MR before the deadline of 2nd April. I spent a lot of time writing up the letter and collecting evidence, and finally sent it off a few days ago. I thought I’ll give them a call on 2nd April just to confirm that they’ve received my post and if not, initiate the MR over the phone so that atleast it’s submitted before the deadline. I’ve just tried calling them and apparently they’re closed for the holiday (which I didn’t know they will be). I’m sooo worried now, will they just refuse to accept my MR because they received it later than the deadline (even though I have proof of postage saying it was well within the deadline)? What are my options. Pls help 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    Dont worry about it they will expect late post due to the long weekend break and they may have already got it 

    Once received it takes a while for it to be scanned onto the system

    To put your mind at ease ring them next week 


  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Even if 'late' it will probably be accepted and if not you can appeal the original decision to tribunal.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • anxiousbird
    anxiousbird Community member Posts: 165 Pioneering
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    Are you guys sure? Or will they just say that I should sent it even earlier to account for the possible delays or for the time it takes to scan it into the system? 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    They are not going to reject it without good reason to do so . You have your proof of postage and they are well aware of postal delays 

    And as above even if they do you can appeal it 
  • anxiousbird
    anxiousbird Community member Posts: 165 Pioneering
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    thanks so much. I was about to cry lol thinking about the possibility that after almost a year of struggle it could all go to waste 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm glad that Janer1967 and calcotti have been able to put your mind at ease a little @anxiousbird :) Congratulations on getting all of the information together and sent off, now time try and enjoy your Easter weekend. Fingers crossed. 

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