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apples
apples Community member Posts: 292 Courageous
After me thinking the tribunal went terribly I think I may be ok if some can help me

the decision says allowed and SOC has set aside the decision of 27/07/2022

i am entitled to the standard daily living rate and I got 10 points for planning and following a journey


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    Great news. It means you've been awarded standard rate for daily living and mobility. A lot of people often think the hearing didn't go well and go onto be awarded.
    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.
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 292 Courageous
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    Thank you @poppy123456

    surprised I never got any points for communicating as I stutter when I talk due to being anxious

    but I’m not appealing their decision not putting myself through that again (well not until this award runs out which will be 2025)

    Thanks to all on this site you’ve all been a great help answering my questions, I’ll still be about  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. Just so that you're aware, you can't just appeal a Tribunal decision because you think it's wrong. You can only appeal on error of law. To find that error you must first request the Statement of Reasons and Record of Proceedings within 1 month of the date of the decision. Once you receive them you need to find someone to take a look to see if they can find the error in law.
    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.
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 292 Courageous
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    Thank you @poppy123456 that sounds way too much hassle I won’t bother

    just a quick question, prior to this pip award I am receiving UC, LCWRA and housing benefit council tax reduction, is this going to be affected now ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are you claiming UC with a partner? If so and they care for you for at least 35 hours per week then they can claim carers element. Once your PIP is put into payment they can report a change of circumstances and tell them they care for you. Your UC will increase by £185.86/month.

    As you're claiming UC you will not be claiming housing benefit for help with any rent unless you're either living in supported or temporary housing. Your rent will be covered by UC known as housing element, they are completely different benefits.

    If you're provately renting and you live alone and you're under 35 then you'll be entitled the 1 bedroom rate of local housing allowance instead of the shared rate. If you're over 35 then you should already be claiming 1 bedroom rate so your PIP award will not affect your UC.
    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.
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 8,403 Disability Gamechanger
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    @apples
    Oh that’s great news I’m so pleased for you, now you can relax. 
    Treat yourself with something nice, once you receive your backpay.

    Take care 
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 292 Courageous
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    Thanks you @poppy123456

    Im over 35 and live in a 1 bed studio alone, i claim the current 922.48 a month for rent which is as you say the UC element, i was wondering if this will be affected now, but seems it wont from your reply, Thank you

    @Lou67 Thank you so much, might treat myself to a Toby as thats been on my mind for a couple of weeks now (i know how to live !)

    Thank you
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. Your PIP will not affect your UC and it will remain as it is.
    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.
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 292 Courageous
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    Just a quick question (another one)

    I thought pip would have contacted me by now to ask my bank details for the back pay and tell me when I’d receive the monthly payments

    as I haven’t heard could it be that they are appealing the tribunals decision ? 

    Thanks
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's not been long since the decision was made. It can take anything up to 8 weeks before they pay what is owed and put your award into payment.

    They can't just appeal the decision. They first have to request the statement of reasons within 1 month of the date of the decision. They sometimes request it but rarely appeal it. If they do request it, it doesn't mean they are appealing. They have to find the error in law before they can appeal it.
    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.
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 292 Courageous
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    Thank you @poppy123456 appreciate your help

    i just assumed that pip would have rang me by now to ask my bank details etc

    will I know if they request the statement of reasons ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's not unusal for them take take a few weeks at least for them to contact you to ask those questions. They don't always tell you if they request the SOR.
    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.
  • Shambles321
    Shambles321 Community member Posts: 9 Connected
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    @apples
    have you had your phone call from DWP yet?
    I was called this morning to check bank details etc 
    We had our tribunal on the same day?
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 292 Courageous
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    Hi @Shambles321

    i haven’t been contacted by DWP yet only received the letter from the tribunal

    did they ring you on Saturday morning ? Also did you have your tribunal in the morning or afternoon ? Mine was at 2pm

    Thanks for keeping me updated
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 292 Courageous
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    Thank you @Beaver79

    I’ll be able to relax when I’ve heard from DWP 😀
  • Shambles321
    Shambles321 Community member Posts: 9 Connected
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    @apples yes they phoned me Saturday morning, I was surprised but the guy said he was doing overtime to clear the backlog
    My tribunal was at the same time as you 2pm
    Hopefully you will get your call soon x 
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 292 Courageous
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    @Shambles321 Thank you so much for the info it is appreciated, hopefully my call will be soon 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Got my fingers crossed for you @apples. Please feel free to let us know how it goes and if there's anything we can do to support you in the meantime  :)
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  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 292 Courageous
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    @L_Volunteer thanks but I’ve had my tribunal just waiting for DWP to contact me 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hope they can contact you soon @apples. How are you feeling about everything at the moment?  :)
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