Rejection, Suspension & Reconsideration

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Are you facing hardship due to your benefits being suspended?

Unfortunately, benefits can be rejected/suspended simply by an anonymous false allegation, failing to update the benefit office of changes to your circumstances or even not meeting enough points on your medical assessment. This is not uncommon, so it is essential that this is remedied at the earliest opportunity.

It is advisable to seek assistance immediately at this stage, as the information presented at the interview will undoubtedly have an impact on the outcome of your case. We at Crystal Law understand each step of the benefit fraud process and can assist you from as early as the Interview Stage.

Challenging your rejection/suspension.

A Mandatory Reconsideration (MR)/Reconsideration is your legal right to challenge a welfare benefit decision. This is usually the stage immediately following a rejection of entitlement. We have found that many individuals who have completed forms without advice or assistance are often faced with a negative decision and need to challenge it. We offer an initial consultation to anyone faced with a negative decision, and with our experience we are generally able to advise you on the prospects of success and strategies to secure entitlement. In the past few years, we have seen that the DWP, HMRC, and Local Authority rejection rates increase dramatically, and we encourage claimants to challenge this if they feel the decision is incorrect.

We have a fantastic success rate of overturning the decision at the reconsideration stage for clients. Once you have lodged your Mandatory Reconsideration/Reconsideration you will typically be issued with a final decision on a Mandatory Reconsideration Notice (MRN). If the decision has been changed in your favour, and you are happy with it, there is nothing further to do. If, however, the decision is negative or less than expected, you have the option to appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal.

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