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TOPIC: Upset and gobsmacked

Upset and gobsmacked 2 months 1 week ago #184714

I have also had my esa cut, that's due to the PIP I guess. Anyway I have lost £725 a month. My HP was an Occupational Therapist. The heating has been turned off and I have had to let my two carers go. They bathed me and cleaned my bedding and house.

They didn't get my car though because that is mine. Don't know how I would get by without that.

I have sent my MR by special delivery what happens now, will they send me a form to fill in outlining my points or do they just look at the award again. I sent no extra evidence at this time and put that in my letter using the template from here.

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Upset and gobsmacked 2 months 1 week ago #184745

Hi Judy,

The DWP are unlikely to contact you until the MR has been competed. This is likely to take at least a few weeks.
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Upset and gobsmacked 2 months 5 days ago #185431

Can I save all my comments concerning the MR until I apply for a tribunal or do I have to give all my comments/notes about the HP and DM decision to the MR people?

My concern is this... If I give all my evidence NOW to MR I won't have anything new for the tribunal... so do I hold back on some things for the tribunal or do I give my all now? What I'm trying to say is this, I don't have a lot of extra evidence, hardly any at all except diaries and the old HP report. If I show MR all my cards now I won't have any trump cards for the tribunal :( None at all so would be going to tribunal with nothing extra, will I be allowed to do that?

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Upset and gobsmacked 2 months 5 days ago #185451

Judy wrote: Can I save all my comments concerning the MR until I apply for a tribunal or do I have to give all my comments/notes about the HP and DM decision to the MR people?

My concern is this... If I give all my evidence NOW to MR I won't have anything new for the tribunal... so do I hold back on some things for the tribunal or do I give my all now? What I'm trying to say is this, I don't have a lot of extra evidence, hardly any at all except diaries and the old HP report. If I show MR all my cards now I won't have any trump cards for the tribunal :( None at all so would be going to tribunal with nothing extra, will I be allowed to do that?


You can look at this two ways -

You can give all your information for the MR in the hope that you don't even have to get as far as an appeal. If you do have to appeal, there is no reason why you should have to provide new information. Doing this, your MR might take longer but it improves your chance of a successful decision at this stage.

Or, you can give brief information now in the knowledge that MRs rarely overturn the original decision and in the hope that the MR will be concluded more quickly so that you can move on to appeal.

The decision is yours.

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Upset and gobsmacked 2 months 5 days ago #185456

Thank you Mrs H, That really does help me. I think minimal to MR then.
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Upset and gobsmacked 2 months 5 days ago #185476

I've had to turn my heating off and now have a chest infection from getting so so cold, and my hygiene has wavered due to having to let go the two carers who helped me bathe.

Also my housing benefit money came in this week £20 a fortnight less than before so that looks like it has been cut as well. I wasn't expecting that.

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