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TOPIC: Sent extra information too late for PIP MR

Sent extra information too late for PIP MR 5 months 1 week ago #207731

I asked for a MR after losing my mobility in the transition from DLA to PIP. I got 4 points only. I asked for a MR and said I would send further information. I was in a state and late sending it It arrived a few days after they had sent their MR decision saying "you didn't send us the further medical evidence so we did it without it and we stick to our decision".
Is it possible to get them to do a second MR ? Should they have waited as I said I was sending it and I had already needed extra time for the PIP application? Is it possible to get it on my file if it is not already that I am one of those folk who need extra time? THey have now scanned the information onto their system it seems but I don't know if they are going to take a look at it or not.

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Sent extra information too late for PIP MR 5 months 1 week ago #207751

Strange

You don't say what the gap was between the request and your sending the information, the DWP normally allow 28 days for information to be sent but this does include postage time so you really need to have sent it no more than 3 weeks after the request.

You have two options, you can push for a new MR, the DWP may be amenable to doing this, or you can proceed on to appeal now that you have an MR Notice.

The decision is yours, revision rates at MR are very low and you will need compelling evidence to get their Decision revised, but it may be worth waiting a few weeks more in the hope of this happening. Appeals are now taking 5-6 months as a minimum but success rates are over 60% and the panel will look at your evidence from scratch.

Gordon

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Sent extra information too late for PIP MR 5 months 1 week ago #207752

Strange

You don't say what the gap was between the request and your sending the information, the DWP normally allow 28 days for information to be sent but this does include postage time so you really need to have sent it no more than 3 weeks after the request.

You have two options, you can push for a new MR, the DWP may be amenable to doing this, or you can proceed on to appeal now that you have an MR Notice.

The decision is yours, revision rates at MR are very low and you will need compelling evidence to get their Decision revised, but it may be worth waiting a few weeks more in the hope of this happening. Appeals are now taking 5-6 months as a minimum but success rates are over 60% and the panel will look at your evidence from scratch.

Gordon

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Sent extra information too late for PIP MR 5 months 1 week ago #207774

Yes I had 28 days to do it but I took 31 because I was in a bad state. My further evidence crossed in the post with their "no change" MR letter. I am frightened of having to go to appeal due to the stress, so will chance asking for a second mandatory reconsideration if that is possible? I can always appeal after that if not successful.

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Sent extra information too late for PIP MR 5 months 1 week ago #207790

Strange

All you can is ask for another MR and see what happens.

Although Appeals can appear to be very stressful they don't have to be if you are organised and you do have the option of a Paper hearing that your do not need to attend.

Gordon

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