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Tribunal awared me standard rate in both sections after DWP awarded 0 points!

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TiffanyAnne
TiffanyAnne Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Just thought I'd share as a year ago I was searching these forums wondering if I should even bother going forward with tribunal if the reconsideration gave me 0 points.

I applied for mental health, ADHD and a physical disability. I remember writing a load for my reconsideration just to get nothing and upon waiting for the tribunal I legit just forgot about it all. I did nothing extra or researched - just didn't care because it wasn't worth the stress. Even when I found out when the date was I didn't do much and I went today expecting the worst. But I got awarded standard in both and it honestly felt they were all on my side. It was messy and I spoke a lot but I was just honest. I didn't get points in everything I applied for but they gave me enough to reach the lower bracket. 

Someone from the DWP was there and even she felt on my side, saying she reccomended points in certian areas whereas they'd awarded me none before. She congradulated me and everything. 

If you had any questions about the whole process feel free to ask, I just thought it'd be positive to share that even after giving up and not caring or expecting anything I finally got my award. Now just gotta wait for a years worth of backpay!
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  • Tbarber47
    Tbarber47 Community member Posts: 69 Courageous
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    Congratulations i won my tribunal yesterday too ,its so worth going all the way to fight for your rights so glad i did well done
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,669 Pioneering
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    Well done, both.
  • mistakes65
    mistakes65 Community member Posts: 105 Courageous
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    Well done to you both for winning your tribunals ! I won mine beginning of June .
  • Tbarber47
    Tbarber47 Community member Posts: 69 Courageous
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    Thanks
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Congratulations @TiffanyAnne & @Tbarber47 I'm so happy you were both awarded! 
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  • Elaine62
    Elaine62 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Congratulations @TiffanyAnne & @Tbarber47 I'm so happy you were both awarded! 
    Congratulations I was awarded standard rate for daily living, and nothing for my mobility which is my biggest problem, how long does an appeal take.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Elaine62 said:
    Congratulations @TiffanyAnne & @Tbarber47 I'm so happy you were both awarded! 
    Congratulations I was awarded standard rate for daily living, and nothing for my mobility which is my biggest problem, how long does an appeal take.
    For the MR request you should put that in writing stating where and why you think you should have scored those points. 

    Decisions for this can take up to 12 weeks. The most likely outcome is the decision will remain the same. You can then proceed to Tribunal.
    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.
  • Debstar1468
    Debstar1468 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    TiffanyAnne how long was it before you got back pay and then first 4 weekly payment x
  • TiffanyAnne
    TiffanyAnne Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    @Debstar1468 Only been four days and not heard anything about it yet, I was told it will probably be within 4 weeks but heard it can be longer

    @Elaine62 After my reconsideration it took around 6/7 months for it, the tribunal was 12 months after my oringinal application... :(
  • Debstar1468
    Debstar1468 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Mine tribunal was on 8/6/23 and I spoke to DWP on 6/7/23 and they said as mine went on there system on 9/6 it would be completed on Monday 10/7 so there working on 32 days to put in place and my back pay should be this week. So urs should be by end of month or so x
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