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Phone call from DWP. Pre-tribunal

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Ikonik
Ikonik Community member Posts: 61 Connected
Husband had a call from DWP today. We applied for PIP tribunal last week
The representative asked him about question 12, mobility.
Why have they called and asked this ? I'm his representative but wasn't at home when the call was received 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you request a Tribunal before DWP respond they review all the evidence again and sometimes (though it's rare) they may offer an award. If they do this, you can accept the award, wait for it to be put into payment and then request the Tribunal again if you're not happy with what was offered.
    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.
  • Ikonik
    Ikonik Community member Posts: 61 Connected
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    The caller from DWP just queried the mobility question. Nothing else was said 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes it can happen. If they make an offer it can be either daily living and/or mobility.
    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.
  • Ikonik
    Ikonik Community member Posts: 61 Connected
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    Will wait to see what happens next. I'm wondering if the DWP is now considering whether to allow this to go to tribunal or not 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2023
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    Ikonik said:
    Will wait to see what happens next. I'm wondering if the DWP is now considering whether to allow this to go to tribunal or not 

    They can't disallow it. They are reviewing all the evidence, as they always do at this stage. They may offer an award, they may not. Either way, the hearing will continue as normal. If they offer an award and you accept then the appeal will lapse. If you're still not happy with the award you can do as i advised here.
    you can accept the award, wait for it to be put into payment and then request the Tribunal again

    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.
  • Ikonik
    Ikonik Community member Posts: 61 Connected
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    Thank you Poppy 😊
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome.
    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.
  • Ikonik
    Ikonik Community member Posts: 61 Connected
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    Another phone call from DWP this morning. Offered husband daily living and standard mobility. He's accepted.
    Does this mean he will now get PIP or could it still be refused by the tribunal ? 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    If he has accepted he will get pip and the tribunal will be cancelled 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    As advised, if he accepts the appeal will lapse. If he still thinks he can score more points for a higher award then once the award is in payment he can request another Tribunal. Timescales will then start from the beginning.
    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.
  • Ikonik
    Ikonik Community member Posts: 61 Connected
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    How long does it take for the letter to arrive and backpay? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    Money owed takes 3-5 working days to go into your bank once payment is sent. The letter can take up to a couple of weeks. If you want to know if money has been paid then you'll need to ring and ask.
    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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