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Mandatory Reconsideration Scrapped! 11 Sep 2017 13:32 #4174

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In an Upper Tribunal decision of 03 Aug 2017 a three judge panel concluded that the Mandatory Reconsideration stage of challenging a DWP decision amounts to an attempt by the SoS to hijack the tribunal process (probably in an attempt to prevent claimants challenging decisions) and is unlawfull. The conservative retard, IDS, the f****wit who put it all together, just got his nuts flattened, again!!!
He just can't help being a complete idiot, everything he touches turns to shit and this is no exception.

The outcome of the decision means that claimants can still appeal a decision at a tribunal even if the request for the decision maker to review is sent later than one month from the original decision. Claimants now have 13 months to take a decision to the First Tier Tribunal.

Thanks to CPAG

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Mandatory Reconsideration Scrapped! 11 Sep 2017 13:42 #4175

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Really pleased to hear this Spanner, thanks for the links. I had to appeal my ESA last year for the first time but not before having to do a Mandatory Reconsideration, which of course I paid a lot of attention to and it was still `decision stands` after submission. All these MR are is to waste valuable time. The DWP decision makers are not medically trained and rely solely on the words of so called health care professionals who are indeed trained in their specialist jobs, but a nurse cannot (in my personal opinion) evaluate someone like me who suffers from chronic nerve pain, which is not something that you can cure or work around.

Lets hope this is the beginning of something bigger and sanctions are next on the agenda as being against human rights.
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Mandatory Reconsideration Scrapped! 11 Sep 2017 17:50 #4178

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Strangely, I went for a google on this and didn`t find anything new in the news headlines? Possibly due to the case being very recent or the DWP are licking their wounds ready for a counter attack? Even the Benefits & Work website hasn`t picked up on this story yet. So if the Secretary of State is being told Mandatory Reconsiderations are unlawful and will have to cease, I hope we see some clarification (DWP announcement) on it soon. In other words, anyone going through any future ESA or PIP assessments who are found fir for work or have their PIP removed or downgraded can go straight to appeal? If that`s the case, then getting your assessment right first time should avoid any appeal, but I can smell a rat. DWP will no doubt conjur up something else to block claimants from winning.
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Mandatory Reconsideration Scrapped! 13 Sep 2017 20:31 #4199

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Thanks for this, hopefully good timing in my case.

My latest ESA reassessment (3 years since the last one) just went in and was signed for the next day so I know they got it in Wolverhampton at least. Because of their ridiculous cowboy set up, I just have to sit and wait indefinitely with no time frame given for a response even though they gave me the relatively short time frame of a month with a reminder at the end of week 3 expressing their urgent need to see my completed questionnaire. That old fashioned fairness at play again, the fairness where one deserves whilst the other does not ;)

I share comply or die's sense of distrust. The DWP will just respond by kicking us from another angle. It is a never ending war of dirty tricks and survival tactics. This made pleasant reading all the same :)

What I would really like to see though are awards but more appropriately recognition for damages to all those people and families of the bereaved wrecked by this longlasting negligence.
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