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    • NeilCr
    • By NeilCr 8th May 18, 1:45 PM
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    Mandatory Reconsideration
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    • 8th May 18, 1:45 PM
    Mandatory Reconsideration 8th May 18 at 1:45 PM
    The DWP have a Mandatory Reconsideration form for use, if you would like to do so.

    The information and link is here

    https://www.gov.uk/mandatory-reconsideration/how-to-ask-for-mandatory-reconsideration

    Even if you don't use the form the questions asked and the guidance notes may help you with your application. My understanding is that DWP are encouraging people to phone in for a MR when, I believe, they will be asked the same questions as on the form

    This is all fairly new to me - others might have more experience and knowledge.
    Last edited by NeilCr; 08-05-2018 at 4:41 PM.
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    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 8th May 18, 4:35 PM
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    NeilCr, thank you for sharing this.
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    • By NeilCr 8th May 18, 4:42 PM
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    Thanks

    I should add that if anyone has doubts or are worried about doing an MR please do seek help from an advice agency/support group/etc.

    This is, as I say, quite new so I don't have much sense as how it will work in practice.
    • M'aiq the Liar
    • By M'aiq the Liar 9th May 18, 7:07 PM
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    The DWP are obliged to accept a Mandatory Reconsideration request over the phone. They'll try to fob claimants off by stating it has to be in writing, and it's a good idea to back up the request in writing in triplicate ( or more).
    • NeilCr
    • By NeilCr 9th May 18, 7:19 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 7:19 PM
    The DWP are obliged to accept a Mandatory Reconsideration request over the phone. They'll try to fob claimants off by stating it has to be in writing, and it's a good idea to back up the request in writing in triplicate ( or more).
    Originally posted by M'aiq the Liar
    They are.

    It's my understanding, though, that they are going to be changing their methods to encouraging claimants to make their MRs over the phone.

    Time will tell
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