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MR - Diary?

lloydydlloydyd Member Posts: 18 Listener
Hi all, need some advice please. I was refused PIP (1st claim) and have put in for an MR. I have since been keeping a diary and received a text from DWP today to allow up to 6 weeks for decision on MR. My question is, is it worth me sending my diary so far to the DWP for consideration or would it be a waste of time at this stage? TIA 

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,324 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello, your MR will be considered on the evidence sent, provided and submitted at your F2F acessment sending more evidence may and should not bring about a better result the same for a tribunal hearing if your conditions get worst it about your conditions and abilities at your F2F.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    wilko said:
    Hello, your MR will be considered on the evidence sent, provided and submitted at your F2F acessment sending more evidence may and should not bring about a better result the same for a tribunal hearing if your conditions get worst it about your conditions and abilities at your F2F.
    Sorry but i disagree with this. New evidence can indeed be sent to DWP and Tribunal, if it gets that far providing the evidence shows how you were at the time the decision was made.
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Any relevant evidence that applies to the time of the assessment should be submitted at the earliest opportunity, there is no benefit holding on to evidence just to have something new to send to tribunal.
    However, if the evidence is regarding a new condition this will not be considered either at MR or tribunal 
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  • twonkertwonker Posts: 617 Member
    lloydyd said:
    Hi all, need some advice please. I was refused PIP (1st claim) and have put in for an MR. I have since been keeping a diary and received a text from DWP today to allow up to 6 weeks for decision on MR. My question is, is it worth me sending my diary so far to the DWP for consideration or would it be a waste of time at this stage? TIA 
    Have I got this right - you submitted your evidence along with the claim form, presumably had a face to face assessment which resulted in an unfavourable decision?
    You then started to write out a diary after you received the decision?

    So in effect you are writing about what has happened since the claim form was submitted, since the face to face assessment and since the decision notice was sent out?

    That to me is not detailing how you were at the time you made the original claim - you can't 'back date' a diary months previously. That diary would only be good if it relates to a claim form you that your difficulties have got worse.
    This is much like asking a carer in say March to write a letter to tell the DWP what you were like in the previous September.

    Letters and a diary of that nature should be sent in with the claim form. 
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