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rainbowboo
rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
edited April 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello me again ! 
I have my pip tribunal next Thursday, I'm having a telephone hearing , I'm absolutely dreading it! 
The original decision I scored 6 points and 0 points for mobility .
 MR decision stayed the same so I decided to go through the process of a tribunal hearing, I'm now having seconds thoughts, its literally taken over my life worrying about it.
I've already got it in my head I'm not going to get the 2 points I need,  I'm prepared to hear this, my question is how long do I wait before I reapply for pip ?? 
Thank you 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's no timescales how long you need to wait to reapply. However, reapplying again using the same evidence you previously used is likely to see another refusal. Then the whole process starts all over again. For this reason it's never a good idea to constantly reapply.

    You've come this far and it would be a shame not to go through with it now. It's perfectly normal to feel this way before a hearing and many people find the process very daunting. The Tribunal are totally impartial to DWP and they are there to listen to you while you answer any questions they have.

    Do you have someone to be there with you on the day? They won't be able to answer any questions for you but they can be there for some support. You'll be able to put the phone onto loud speaker for them to hear 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.
  • rainbowboo
    rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    I just feel that I've waited so long for this, I first applied January 2022 and so much has changed for me personally,  how I am now,  doesn't match what I had previously wrote on the original form, so I'm not sure how I'm going to answer questions based from last January when my conditions have worsened? 
    That's what's worrying me most 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    They will not take into consideration any worsening of conditions. Even if you reapply because of a worsening of condition, this doesn't guarantee you an award. A worsening of condition doesn't automatically score you more points.
    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.
  • rainbowboo
    rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    The level of help I now require is more than it was a year ago, I'm just not sure I can go through with it :(
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Only you can make that decision but it will be a shame to cancel it now after waiting this long. 73% of Tribunal hearings have a decision in their favour.
    Although you said you need more help now, this doesn't mean you could score more points by reapplying.
    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.
  • rainbowboo
    rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    Thank you , I appreciate your comments :)
  • rainbowboo
    rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    Hello all just an update,  I had my tribunal hearing today, and I've been awarded the daily living but not mobility, I was so worried before hand but it actually went really well 
    Thank you to you all for your time and advice much appreciated 😊
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 290 Courageous
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    Well done, was it as bad as you thought it would be ?

    how did you find out so soon that you were awarded pip so soon ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Great news! I'm sure you're very happy now that you didn't change your mind.
    apples said:

    how did you find out so soon that you were awarded pip so soon ?
    Sometimes they make a decision on the day and tell you at the end of the hearing but not always.

    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: 290 Courageous
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    Oh I see Thank you again @poppy123456 👍
  • rainbowboo
    rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    apples said:
    Well done, was it as bad as you thought it would be ?

    how did you find out so soon that you were awarded pip so soon ?
    I logged onto my tribunal account and see it said about the hearing outcome I clicked on that and it said I could download the final decision notice so I did and it was all on there x
  • rainbowboo
    rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    Thank you poppy it was certainly a relief and yes definitely glad I answered the phone! X
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 290 Courageous
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    Thank you @rainbowboo 👍

    id be interested to know when you hear from pip either by phone or letter

    well done again  
  • rainbowboo
    rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    Thank you and yes I will update this post when I hear from them , not sure what the time frame is on that though,
     Does anyone else know ? Thanks  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Anything up to 8 weeks for them to pay what is owed and put the award into payment. 
    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.
  • rainbowboo
    rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    Hello all 
    I'm still waiting to hear from PIP regards to receiving money owed back to me ? Does anyone know it it will be a letter or phone call? Thanks 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello all 
    I'm still waiting to hear from PIP regards to receiving money owed back to me ? Does anyone know it it will be a letter or phone call? Thanks 

    You only had your hearing on 27th April and there's been 2 bank holidays since then. It can take up to about 8 weeks after a Tribunal win. They will contact you first to ask if you've been in hospital or prison. Once they've done that they will put your award into payment. Normally you receive payment before the decision letter.
    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.
  • rainbowboo
    rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    Hi poppy 
    I did think about the bank holidays putting it all back abit, ok well hopefully I will hear soon 
    Thanks again for your information its always helpful 😊
  • rainbowboo
    rainbowboo Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    Hello 
    I had pip call me today which was quite unexpected as I was told last week it would be 3-5 weeks to hear from them due to a backlog she asked some questions then said the back payment will be calculated and processed today and letter should be with me in  5-7 days as its sent 2nd class , so does that mean my payment will be in the bank soon ? 
    Thanks x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Once payment is made it will be 3-5 working days for it to go into your bank.
    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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