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TOPIC: when to question decision?

when to question decision? 4 months 2 weeks ago #164098

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walker wrote:
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?

There's no problem with using a percentage but remember that the test is the "majority of days" so you need to be talking about days in your percentage.

Gordon
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when to question decision? 4 months 2 weeks ago #164126

walker wrote:
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

You can address the envelope 'For The Attention of the Decision Maker'
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when to question decision? 4 months 2 weeks ago #164136

well if I say it is the case for every day - which it is
surely they would argue that I wouldn't need to go anywhere unfamiliar every day

but then lots of 'going out' doesn't happen every day does it

argh!!!!
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when to question decision? 4 months 2 weeks ago #164144

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walker wrote:
well if I say it is the case for every day - which it is
surely they would argue that I wouldn't need to go anywhere unfamiliar every day

but then lots of 'going out' doesn't happen every day does it

argh!!!!

It's not about your actually doing something everyday, but your ability to do it every day if you needed to.

Gordon
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Last Edit: 4 months 2 weeks ago by Gordon.
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when to question decision? 4 months 2 weeks ago #164148

ok that's clearer thank you
and yes it is the case
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when to question decision? 3 months 4 weeks ago #165633

well what a complete and utter waste of time

I don't know why people worry about sending additional information in with their mandatory reconsideration letter when quite clearly it is completely ignored

astounding

and other words I cannot put in print

it took them 2 days, from their receipt text, to make a decision based on the pip2 form, with no mention of the additional evidence that was INCLUDED with the letter

pointless effort

I guess they work on the assumption most people wont bother with an appeal
HOW DARE THEY treat people like this
(its ok I know they do it to everyone)

I dread to think how much money is being wasted on MR's and appeals and tribunal - but no doubt many many thousands of pounds

very angry
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