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when do PIP reply to a mandatory consideration request?



My partner has written  three times over  6 weeks  

recorded signed for post

but not had a peep back?

any ideas or experiences of this  please?

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  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 609 Pioneering
    They take as long as they want, unfortunately. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,259 Disability Gamechanger
    The DWP do not acknowledge the request but will carry out the MR in their own time and eventually inform you of the decision

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected
    ok thanks -have asked my MP  to  enquire-as  far as  I know most  govt depts  get back to an MP  with  full facts  within the week?

    hopefully
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    I chased up my MR with DWP by phone and they said it was in a queue. Think I received MR decision about three or four weeks after I put in request but queues probably longer now.
  • hayley0285hayley0285 Member Posts: 23 Listener
    I’ve just heard bk mine took 5 weeks 
  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected
    wow

    hope it was good news?
  • hayley0285hayley0285 Member Posts: 23 Listener
    No it wasn’t I’ve been refused I’ve now got to take it to tribunal. Hope it all works out fine for you.
  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected
    damn

    did you give them new  written  evidence

    I have tried to belt and  brace   mine

    with  gp letter  £16
    and  physio  report  £80

    I bit to  shell out  but  worth it maybe
  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected
    tell me the  details haley

    I am not  sure  scope is really working  energetically on these issues

  • hayley0285hayley0285 Member Posts: 23 Listener
    I did yes the same as you and still got turned down.
  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected
    really!

    did the  evidence support your  claim?

  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected
    turned down  for  mobility?

  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Whether we like it or not only 20% (Disabilty Rights figures) of MRs succeed. Strong new evidence can help an MR succeed. There is also the route @wildlife has outlined on another thread - asking DM at DWP to reconsider MR.

     I didn't know about this route at the time anyway so I went to Tribunal where I was awarded enhanced both components, up from standard both components.
  • hayley0285hayley0285 Member Posts: 23 Listener
  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected
    matilda who is  DM?
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,259 Disability Gamechanger
    rhinos said:
    matilda who is  DM?

    DM is the Decision Maker at the DWP also known as a case manager

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected
    thanks  Cr

    so you can also ask that the  request  for mandatory review also goes to DM?

    my partner was failed  for mobility as he  struggle to get 35 metres to  interviewers room

    so automatically rejected.

    although he  told her  he was struggling-she offers  no where to sit-and kept saying its only a few paces  more-so he had no  choice but to  struggle in great pain.

    We then sent to mandatory consideration- 1.new  physio report which says he cant manage more than  10 metres dues to broken hip and necrosis of the  spine

    2.with consults evidence

    asked our MP to pick up the case-as he  ethics  sound lousy
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,259 Disability Gamechanger
    The MR should go to a different DM to the one that made the first decision. They may also send the file back to the assessment provider if new medical evidence is sent, as DM's don't have medical knowledge so rely heavily on the HCP report. The assessment provider and their HCP are employed as the DWP "experts" which is why they place so much importance on their report.

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected
    who is the HCPn person please- the PIPS  interviewer?
  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected

    Its strange that all pips interviewers claim they have no sway in any decision makers  decision

    which is of course nonsense

    but  who is the HCP

  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    @rhinos

    Yes, the HCP is the PIP assessor.  Health Care Professional - if you can keep a straight face while saying or writing it.  Many HCPs are only paramedics.
  • rhinosrhinos Member Posts: 74 Connected
    yikes  how  frightening

    my was determined to fail me  from the outset

    altho I handed her  by  GP ( for  30 years) report to say I cant walk  to 20 metres

    and  my  physiotherapist

    She reads it  post  interveiw.

    It also said my hypotension means  i can not stand from sitting  or  laying  down

    and  ding do will cause me to fall

    ll hope she does not feel as  an occupational therapist  she can trump their  written evidence?

    I did not say anything that she can turn on me.

    "  do you  just  walk to the end of your  road to see neighbours?"

    "No "

    I get the feeling they are paid on performance- ie to reduce scores of  PIPS

    interviews and pump up failure rates

    love for  somebody to get the  evidence  on  a information request-public interest
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