What a Surprise!

DWP brown envelope arrived today. Result of ‘Mandatory Reconsideration’. No change. What a surprise! Who would have guessed?

I do wonder how many people go for mandatory reconsideration and then give up. Probably quite a lot of deserving folk for whom the whole process is just too much. Does mandatory reconsideration ever reverse a decision or is it just another ploy to wear down tired old gits like me?

On with the appeal …