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TOPIC: MR phone/written

MR phone/written 2 weeks 5 days ago #169914

:( I telephoned the DWP for a MR and was told it was in place then when I put in new claim an angry adviser rang and said I should have asked for an MR. He said he would do it and he had enough info and if I confirmed it in writing it could be detrimental to the outcome.

Do I confirm it in writing? I feel every time I rang DWP told fibs for example a letter has been sent and there is no letter and then that is confirmed by them or wait for an explanation because an MR might not be needed.

Can I get an extension on filling in the form?
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MR phone/written 2 weeks 5 days ago #169930

  • Gordon
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I don't understand why your requesting an MR in writing could be "detrimental to the outcome@, it suggests that they would make the Decision for subjective reasons which would be an Error of Law,

I guess the question is do you want to challenge the Decision to close your original claim?

If you do then I would recommend that you do so in writing unless you are prepared to trust the word of the individual you spoke to.

To be clear, the DWP will not now overturn the Decision to close your claim unless an MR is done.

You should be able to request a two week extension to the return date for your PIP 2 by phoning the PIP claim line.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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