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Hi, my name is Kamel1977! How long does it take to challenge a benefit decision?

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Kamel1977
Kamel1977 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
edited May 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, my name is kamel1977
How long it takes for a challenging a benefit decision (mandatory reconsideration)
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    HI,
    Between 2-12 weeks, sometimes longer.
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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Kamel1977

    Wishing you a warm welcome to the community, I hope you are well.

    I hope the above reply has helped to give you an idea as to the length of the MR process. Is this in relation to a PIP claim you are in the middle of?
     

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  • Kamel1977
    Kamel1977 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    I have 27 week and I still didn’t hear anything about my decision 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    Kamel1977 said:
    I have 27 week and I still didn’t hear anything about my decision 
    Are you saying you’ve waited 27 weeks for the MR decision?
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  • Kamel1977
    Kamel1977 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Yes 
  • Kamel1977
    Kamel1977 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Do you have any idea what I have to do now please 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will need to contact PIP and ask them because they are the only ones that can tell you what's going on. 27 weeks is rather a long time to wait for the MR decision.
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  • Kamel1977
    Kamel1977 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    PIP or DWP
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    Kamel1977 said:
    PIP or DWP

    PIP is part of DWP. The number to ring is 0800 121 4433. When you requested the MR did you put it in writing or request it over the phone?
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  • Kamel1977
    Kamel1977 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    I request it over my UC journal 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    So this is regarding the work capability assessment? If so, were you found fit for work?
    You've posted your question in the PIP section so i thought you were talking about PIP, as you didn't correct me when i advised you to ring PIP, i continued to assume it was PIP.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
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  • Kamel1977
    Kamel1977 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Thank you 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    You didn’t answer my question.
    So this is regarding the work capability assessment? If so, were you found fit for work?

    If it’s regarding this then you need to put a message onto your journal and ask them.
    If it’s for PIP you wouldn’t request the MR on your UC journal because it’s nothing to do with UC.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
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  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Hi
    So we can help could help us understand whether you want to challenge a decision regarding your work capability or PIP. If it is about PIP and you have requested a MR in your online UC journal  PIP wont see this.  Provided its not more than 13 months from the date of the DWP decision relating to your PIP you can request a late MR but you must give a reason why it's late.  If it is a PIP decision you want to challenge use the MR form on line 
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/challenge-a-decision-made-by-the-department-for-work-and-pensions-dwp
    If you are challenging a work capability decision you should follow this up  as @poppy123456 says as 27 weeks is a long time to wait and decisions are meant to be made in a reasonable time period.  
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  • Kamel1977
    Kamel1977 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Hi I did message them on my UC and they replied  to me saying when we have the decision we let you know 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    27 weeks for an MR decision is quite ridiculous.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
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  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Hi @Karmel1977,
    I agree with @poppy123456.  Whilst there is no defined time limit for the DWP to respond to a MR request it is established in caselaw (see link below) that a response must be made in a reasonable time frame and clearly 27 weeks is not reasonable in any way.  I suggest you state this clearly in your online journal.   It is possible to challenge delays in decision making as explained below.  I also suggest therefore that you contact Citizens Advice and they may be able to explore with you what has happened here and may be able to help you further.
    Ask CPAG | Welfare benefits judicial review
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  • Kamel1977
    Kamel1977 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    CAB send me email to forward it to UC and still same answer they told me I have to wait 
  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Good morning @Karmel1977
    That's very disappointing and I appreciate that you may be finding this process very frustrating. It is possible that in pressing the DWP for a reply they may just decide not to revise their decision. Even if that happens you will have a decision you can appeal against if you choose to - at the moment you appear to be in a state of uncertainty. 
    I would suggest that you ask CA to contact UC direct on your behalf to escalate the matter.  You will need to give CA  authority to do this and the DWP has rigid details of the form of consent it requires.
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  • Kamel1977
    Kamel1977 Community member Posts: 20 Listener
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    Who is the CA
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