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DWP call before tribunal to discuss award.

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PedroJ
PedroJ Community member Posts: 16 Connected
Hi guys, recently lost my pip award and am at the point of tribunal. This morning I've had a call from a guy at the DWP to go over evidence and ask some questions about my condition in the hope of settling without the need of a tribunal. He said he would review the information I had provided and get back to me by telephone call with the results.

Has anyone else had this before? How long did it take to hear back with your decision after the call?

Thanks in advance.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,224 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you request a Tribunal DWP will review all the evidence you sent and may offer an award but it's rare they do this. If they do offer an award you can accept it, wait for the award to be put into payment and if you're not happy you can request the Tribunal again. This would be good if you don't currently have a PIP award in place. At least then you'll be receiving some money while you wait for the hearing.

    I have no idea how long it will take for them to ring you back, hopefully not too long.
    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.
  • PedroJ
    PedroJ Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    When you request a Tribunal DWP will review all the evidence you sent and may offer an award but it's rare they do this. If they do offer an award you can accept it, wait for the award to be put into payment and if you're not happy you can request the Tribunal again. This would be good if you don't currently have a PIP award in place. At least then you'll be receiving some money while you wait for the hearing.

    I have no idea how long it will take for them to ring you back, hopefully not too long.
    Just had my phone call and they've decided to reinstate my award! Can't believe it, the whole tribunal thought has been so stressful. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    This sounds like such a huge relief for you @PedroJ and I am really happy for you. How are you feeling?  :)
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  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    PedroJ said:
    When you request a Tribunal DWP will review all the evidence you sent and may offer an award but it's rare they do this. If they do offer an award you can accept it, wait for the award to be put into payment and if you're not happy you can request the Tribunal again. This would be good if you don't currently have a PIP award in place. At least then you'll be receiving some money while you wait for the hearing.

    I have no idea how long it will take for them to ring you back, hopefully not too long.
    Just had my phone call and they've decided to reinstate my award! Can't believe it, the whole tribunal thought has been so stressful. 
    Well done! Can I just ask did they phone near your tribunal date or shortly after you requested a tribunal? 
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