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Submitted Written MR

depressedmum09depressedmum09 Member Posts: 34 Courageous
After all the fabulous advice I got on here, I submitted my MR in writing on Friday by 1st class post. I wrote a 2 sided A4 letter stating why I should be awarded more points. Fingers crossed I get enhanced. I scored 11 points in daily living and I feel there are several categories were i should of scored higher. Just a question for the experienced PIP advisors on here, Ive read on a few threads that now ive asked for an MR my whole claim gets looked at again as a whole, meaning they could take away my current award of standard. Is this correct that I could lose my claim altogether? 
Also, would I receive a text or anything to say they have received my MR request? I dont trust the post so I just want to make sure it got there ok.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Yes they do look at the whole award again so yes you could lose everything you've already got. Sometimes they send a text and sometimes they don't.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,199 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again

    Glad you have submitted your MR and Poppy has advised m to chack they have got your MR in a couple of weeks just before the deadline if you havent heard anything. But remember they do take a while to get there and also for them to scan them onto the system

    Did you keep a copy for reference  
  • river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
    Hi @depressedmum09 I also sent my MR request Friday too so hopefully could hear about the same time, I didn’t officially get awarded on either I scored 6 points tho on daily living.. I knew I wouldn’t get mobility but I thought I would of definitely got awarded on daily living. All we can both do now is wait I suppose. I am going to ring the dwp the back end of this week to see if they’ve received my letters I have sent in..
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,760

    Scope community team

    Good luck @depressedmum09 and @river123.
    I have everything crossed for you.  Keep us updated with how you get on.
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,293 Disability Gamechanger
    Ive read on a few threads that now ive asked for an MR my whole claim gets looked at again as a whole, meaning they could take away my current award of standard. Is this correct that I could lose my claim altogether? 
    There are indeed several posters who like to scare people with this version of events. There is a risk you could see a current award reduced or lost but the most likely outcome is an unchanged award and currently 54% are winning. So, is there a risk? Yes, always. How real is the risk? Nowhere near as big as people would have you believe.
  • laurapeachlaurapeach Member Posts: 102 Pioneering
    Ahh good luck with your MR! I sent mine off six weeks ago and haven't heard anything yet but hopefully it won't take too long for you to hear back about yours. I've been tempted to call them to make sure they have everything but I don't want to waste more time on hold to them!

    How are you feeling about the MR? The good thing I guess is the hard part is done so if you go to tribunal you've done most of the legwork already
    Mum of one, I have M.E/CFS, POTS, Central Sensitization Syndrome and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
  • river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
    Hi @laurapeach I’m actually abit nervous about doing an MR to be honest but I am going to take it all the way. I only sent my paperwork off on Friday just gone to request MR and I’ve rang them today to see if they’ve received my letters etc witch I kno is early but they have received it today and has gone on file. I rekon it’s going to be a good few weeks to head back then if u still haven’t heard anything. I’m in Manchester are you in same area? I don’t kno weather different areas take different type of time scales but I hope you hear back soon.. if you don’t mind me asking did you score at all? I scored 6 on daily living 0 for mobility..
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,293 Disability Gamechanger
    river123 said:
    I’m in Manchester
    If you’re in Manchester why do this by yourself. You have lots of options for advice and representation.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 903 Pioneering
    Good luck hun xx
  • laurapeachlaurapeach Member Posts: 102 Pioneering
    Hi @river123 I'm in Plymouth so completely different area, I imagine some places are getting stuff sorted quicker than others.
    Oh no that's absolutely fine! I scored 8 points for daily living and 4 for mobility so I have an award already, but I've put in the MR as having gone through the descriptors and been really honest with myself I think I should be getting enhanced for both. I'll have to see what they think though. I have a blue badge now too so I'm hoping they take that into consideration this time for the mobility side of things.
    Mum of one, I have M.E/CFS, POTS, Central Sensitization Syndrome and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
  • depressedmum09depressedmum09 Member Posts: 34 Courageous
    @laurapeach @river123
    Hi, im not sure how I feel about the MR to be honest, I can only hope for the best. I sent off further evidence on tuesday to them, it was a report from a social worker who works with my MH team. It was a rreport on my current conditions and issues, with future treatment plans, things like that so we will see. 
    I already have an award of standard daily living. I got 11 points so i was a bit miffed i missed out on enhanced by 1 point. Im not too fussed on the motorbility part to be honest, even though I should be entitled to it I just think its impossible to justify why they should give me it because I suffer with mental health rather than a physical mobility problem. 
    Im not expecting a quick turn around with a decision on the MR, my original claim took more than 22 weeks but at least its been submitted. 
    I get so jealous of people in certain areas getting fast decisions on everything lol, the whole process it mentally exhausting. I live in the merseyside area. A friend of the family asked for an MR in my area, that was in January. She still hasnt had a decision so il uodate you all in 2021 when i hear back lol.
    @mikehughescq Hi Mike, i did read people advising not to do an MR because they can deny you all together and then they demand money back from you. Its unlikely i would get my current award taken away because I am clearly in need of it plus more so we will see. 
    A quick question, do i have to notify universal credit of my pip award? I currently receive income support because i am technically on maternity pay from the birth of my son 12 months ago. Just not sure what i need to do if anything. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    @depressedmum09 not sure where you read that if you lose your award at MR stage then you'll need to pay the money back, this is definitely not correct.

    A little confused about what benefits exactly you're claiming because you mention Universal Credit and Income support at the same time (which is an old legacy benefit) and you can't be claiming both at the same time. Then you mention maternity pay. If you're claiming Universal Credit then a PIP award doesn't affect this at all as there's no disability premiums available when claiming UC. If you're claiming Income Support then there are disability premiums payable, which will give you extra money.

    If you could be more specific what benefits exactly you're claiming then i can advise correctly.
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,293 Disability Gamechanger
    @mikehughescq Hi Mike, i did read people advising not to do an MR because they can deny you all together and then they demand money back from you. Its unlikely i would get my current award taken away because I am clearly in need of it plus more so we will see. 
    A quick question, do i have to notify universal credit of my pip award? I currently receive income support because i am technically on maternity pay from the birth of my son 12 months ago. Just not sure what i need to do if anything. 
    All I can say to that is stop reading wherever you read that. 
  • depressedmum09depressedmum09 Member Posts: 34 Courageous
    @poppy123456
    Hi poopy, sorry for the confusion. 
    I used to have a claim for income support but i was moved over to universal credit. I just assumed it was the same thing but under a different name. 
    I get universal credit every month now but Im not require to look for work due to my son being 12 months old. I have never had to inform them of a change (i.e. the reason why i cant work, or look for work) because im not required to) i just wondered whether i would need to inform them that i was awarded pip incase it affected the benefits i currently receive. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Ah i see. Do you live with a partner? If so then your partner can claim the carers element of UC for looking after you. This is an extra £160 per month and they will need to report the changes on their journal.

    If your health affects your ability to work then you may want to consider sending in fit notes to start the limited capability for work process off. Although you don't have any work commitments at the moment, when your child reaches 2 then this could change, so definitely worth thinking about the fit note.


    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.
  • depressedmum09depressedmum09 Member Posts: 34 Courageous
    Thanks @poppy123456 i will start looking into it. 
    A little bit of good news, i received a text late on friday from the DWP saying,

    "You've asked us to look at our recent PIP decision again. We will write to you once we've done this. As a guide you should hear from us within 10 weeks. You don't need to contact us unless any of the details you gave us have changed. Thank you."

    At least i know  they have my application and i dont need to call and check. Waiting game round 2 starts now lol.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,593

    Scope community team

    That is some good new @depressedmum09 :) Try and put it out of your mind for the time being if you can, and please do let us know how it goes. We'll be here for you whatever happens. 

    How have you been getting on otherwise? 
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