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Pip tribunal

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charl1980
charl1980 Community member Posts: 136 Courageous
Help needed I really don't know what to do , heads a mess and I so need advice,
I am at pip tribunal mid Jan, they have rang today trying to settle out of court!, They've offer low rate mobility, I'd accept it except I know I should get low rate care also and I feel this is dwp been sneaky I was awarded six points for care at Mr but I got points for washing top half but not for dressing, my partner puts bra and coat on me, I cannot do restrictions in a movement proven by gp and painkillers etc,I'm a 38 g boob I cannot not wear a bra😭😭, they tried to catch me out saying water loose tops why should I I said I get help with most type tops I don't ware loose tops😭😭😭do I accept or go to court she's ringing back tomorrow,. 

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,150 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @charl1980 - you could accept the award offered, & get some monies into payment, then appeal without having to go through another Mandatory Reconsideration.
    As you have worked out, sometimes the DWP make an offer as it's possible you may get a higher award, or a longer one (they don't always mention the length of award, so, depending on your circumstances, always worth keeping in mind) if you proceed to a Tribunal.

  • charl1980
    charl1980 Community member Posts: 136 Courageous
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    Would I be awarded the lower rate mobility at appeal do u think at tribunal or is it common to get nothing even though they made a offer at that olease
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,150 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    With a Tribunal it's like a fresh start, but a Tribunal will give you notice if they are thinking of lowering any award, then you would decide not to proceed. The Tribunal will also consider that the DWP made you an offer beforehand.
  • charl1980
    charl1980 Community member Posts: 136 Courageous
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    This is my first award I'm desperately scared to go to tribunal in case I get nothing but surely they would give me standard mobility at least if was offered at offer stage? X
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,965 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    charl1980 said:
    This is my first award I'm desperately scared to go to tribunal in case I get nothing but surely they would give me standard mobility at least if was offered at offer stage? X

    At the moment you have no award in place. As has been advised, you can accept the offer from DWP but your appeal would then lapse. You then wait until the award is in payment and then you can request another Tribunal but your timescale would start from the beginning again.
    Only you can decide what you want to do.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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