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TOPIC: when to question decision?

when to question decision? 4 months 2 weeks ago #163668

well I received the 'assessors report' on Saturday
basically the DM just agreed with every point the assessor suggested
it is confusing that the mh/social etc problems are referred to throughout yet ignored when the decisions were made

however my question is - can I send additional mh evidence if I request a MR,
is there any point in putting much detail in a letter, or is it really just a basic 'please look again' request?
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when to question decision? 4 months 2 weeks ago #163689

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walker wrote:
well I received the 'assessors report' on Saturday
basically the DM just agreed with every point the assessor suggested
it is confusing that the mh/social etc problems are referred to throughout yet ignored when the decisions were made

however my question is - can I send additional mh evidence if I request a MR,
is there any point in putting much detail in a letter, or is it really just a basic 'please look again' request?

I won't hide the fact that the revision rates at MR are very low but we do regularly see members report that they have been successful at this stage and to have the best chance of over turning the current Decision you should certainly submit any new evidence that helps to explain your problems better, although I would advise you to explain how the new information is relevant to your ability to complete each of the PIP activities.

Gordon
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when to question decision? 4 months 2 weeks ago #163939

thank you

may I also ask - in your information guide about MR it says about a decision maker phoning me to discuss the MR

that frightens me a lot as I never know what to say and will be very unlikely to remember the salient points since it takes me days (and nights) to find the best way to explain things and to remember all the things that need mentioning)

do I have to talk to them?
surely if I have written my points and included evidence from other source/s than nothing I say on the phone can give more detail
and will only serve to cause me additional distress
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when to question decision? 4 months 2 weeks ago #163950

Hi Walker,

When MRs were first introduced the DMs would phone the claimant to try and get a better picture of their problems. Nowadays it is rare for them to do anything other than 'rubber stamp' the original decision and I can't remember when I last heard that the claimant had been phoned.

If anyone does ring, you do not have to take the call if you don't want to.
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Last Edit: 4 months 2 weeks ago by Mrs Hurtyback.
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when to question decision? 4 months 2 weeks ago #164045

ok, so I think I have almost finished writing my own 'further information'
and I just wondered if - when stating how much of the time something happens - is it ok to put a percentage?

I am worried that by saying 'almost 100% of the time' they will think I am just exaggerating, even though I believe it to be the case

I have a problem using terms like 'every day, almost every day' when it comes to difficulties with unfamiliar journeys as obviously no one has to undertake such journeys so often
Somehow the use of a percentage is easier for me

I realise this is my head playing with me and messing me about but this is how things are for me

any advice?
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when to question decision? 4 months 1 week ago #164089

also
who do I send the letter to
I have the handling address
is it just that
or should I write something else above when I address they envelope

sorry if that seems a stupid question
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