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After being turned down for PIP , I asked for the decision to be looked at again . The paperwork was signed as received on the 4.10.17 . I've heard nothing since . Should I call ?

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Hi there although I'm not experiencied in this area it's been a month nearly a phone call wouldn't hurt I guess just to make sure everything has been looked again for you then you will feel more reassured good luck hope you hear very soon

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Yes I would as there is time limits .just in case.also mind you got appeal if they refuse .you should go to cab for that.also if not already done so when you phone ask for a copy of assessors medical report to see if any discrepancies or lies .phone just now if you can

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They said it will take 6 to 8 weeks.

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If you call, please remember the cost of the call is 55p a minute, and they will keep you on hold as long as they can.

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when i cal its free comes up on my phone bill as free too

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Not now, free 😊

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Write another letter chasing. They should reply by 4 weeks. I chased and it seemed to get them moving a bit

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So sorry you have had this long wait it must be a very anxious time for you. It wouldn't do any harm to make a quick phone call. Let us know how you get on.x

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After trying to call and being left on hold , I've sent a letter . I'll keep you all posted .

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when i went for mantarory heard back write on deadline 4 weeks...and i won with the letter awarding me.....so might be good news as i never had to fight them for tribuneral...as they said i was using public transport and i wasnot....they corrected there mistake with low mobility award i was very happy with outcome...had backpay too...so chin up hope yours works out good luck too you....

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Update ! I just spoke to a very nice lady at the DWP , who informed me that although they have received my initial written request for a Mandatory Review and my follow up letter asking what was going on , my request was sat on file and had NOT been looked at ! She was very apologetic and has now pushed things through . Honestly , this whole system is a total nightmare . Plus the call is only free when you use the number to apply for PIP , inquirers are still expensive , despite this being a DWP mess up and not mine. :(

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