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Pip apeal

river123
river123 Community member Posts: 107 Courageous
Hi I am just wanting some advice on how to go in for my pip apeal, I belive you can do this online? Is there a huge wait on the appeals for a descion? Do they do the hearings over phone call or do u go to a court? Many thanks in advance 

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,902 Disability Gamechanger
    You can choose a phone or video call hearing with the online form. I think waiting times may vary, so can't give a conclusive answer on that one, sorry,

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,446 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, you can request it online here. https://www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal Yes, you can request the hearing to be through telephone, rather than appear in person. Or video call. Either of those will give you a 68% chance of a decision in your favour.

    Waiting times could be at least several months, potentially longer. Unless you have an offer of an award before the hearing but it's rare they do this so please don't expect 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.
  • river123
    river123 Community member Posts: 107 Courageous
    edited October 2023
    Thank you both I have done the appeal on that link, I have just received this text.. 

    Your PIP appeal has been lodged. Appeal reference number: —-

    DWP has to respond to your appeal by 14 November 2023. You'll receive an update which explains what happens next when they've responded. You don't have to do anything.

    PIP Appeals
    To stop these texts, call 0300 123 1142



    Why would dwp have to contact me or is this what happens? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,446 Disability Gamechanger
    They won't contact you directly. They need to respond to the appeal by that date and send their response to HMCTS. You will then receive everything in the "bundle" it will be a large file which will include everything you sent to support your claim, including the form, assessment, MR letter and all evidence, including DWPs response.

    Before DWP respond they will review your case again. They don't always respond by the deadline so please be aware of that. If they don't respond HMCTS will extend that deadline, if they still don't respond, nothing happens and your hearing will continue as normal. They usually respond eventually.
    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Hey @river123, you've already been shown where to input your appeal so instead I'm gonna try and signpost places to help with your appeal and knowledge of the appeal process!

    This Citizen's Advice page will help you in filling out the appeal form, important contact numbers and other bits of information.

    This further page goes into the actual tribunal itself, so it hopefully seems a touch less daunting and helps clear up anything you aren't sure about!
    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
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