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MR delay in making a decision

Diogenes
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My client submitted his MR for a contribution based ESA refusal 8 weeks ago. I spoke to ESA today and they say there is no time scale for making a decision , only option is to claim UC. Client can’t get UC, any ides on how to get an MR decision more quickly !!!

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Are they perhaps an ESA claimant who can go straight to appeal without needing to do an MR at all?

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2020/august/high-court-rules-mandatory-reconsideration-requirement-esa-claimants-unlawful

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Many thanks for this , it looks promising

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Presumably the DWP will pay up with arrears once and only when the appeal ha been registered ?