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Scared of request for Mandantory Reconsideration

KEEKEE Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
Hi,
I recently received my award for PIP and wish to request a MR on 2 things that were wrong on the decision and I have further evidence to send in. I called PIP earlier in the week and was told I will still receive my award money whilst I await an MR decision but to be aware that looking at it again could result in the award being reduced.
I understand that part but I have read elsewhere online that any money will be stopped if requesting a MR until a decision is made and so my question is, is this true?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,929 Disability Gamechanger
    What you read online is not correct. If you have an award in placed during the MR then you'll continue to receive your money. However, they will look at the whole award again and not just part of it and no one on an internet forum can tell you whether your existing award is at risk.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • KEEKEE Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    @poppy123456 thank you and sorry I didn’t see your reply come up in my notification email. I was wondering why no one had replied, was getting worried. This has put my mind at rest, I thought it rather cruel to stop payment during a MR and a feeling of ‘held to ransom’ I know a decision after an MR could be lowered, remain the same or stopped. Thank you.
  • KEEKEE Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Does this apply to an ‘appeal’ if needed?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,929 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Yes, if you still have an award after the MR then you'll continue to receive payments while waiting for the Tribunal, which could take over a year.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • KEEKEE Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    Your so helpful. Thank you once again. 
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