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Pip 2 weeks 2 days ago #170451

Hi everyone, please help feel as tho' I am losing the plot.
Am a Dla indefinate high Mobility and med. Care to Pip.
Had f2f in May. Got decision July and decided to request a MR and ask for assessors report.
Decision early Sept MR unchanged!
Decided to appeal, got a Gp letter of support, and compelling evidence of descriptors I should score points with and included brief letter outlining 3 descriptors I wanted to challenge. Sent off completed SSCS1 and evidence well before end of Sept.
Had a letter today informing me my appeal letter is 1 month too late! How?
Am really stressing now. Got assessors report well after MR.
I understood one can only appeal After a MR?
Also told DWP may oppose the appeal and within 28 days DWP will be in touch with me.
Am I one month out?
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Pip 2 weeks 2 days ago #170480

  • Gordon
  • Forum Moderator

Are you in Northern Ireland, the rules have only recently changed?

An appeal request needs to received by the Tribunal Service no later than one month after the date on the Mandatory Reconsideration letter. If the dates in your post are correct, you would appear to be within the timescale, so I am at a loss as to why the request has been rejected.

However, all is not lost.

First contact the Tribunal Service to find out why they think the request is late. There should be contact information on the letter you have received.

If the request is late then you can re-submit it but you will need to explain why it is late. There is an extra comments box on the form.

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