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Confused about my PIP Tribunal win

Merv1977 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hello, After 19 months of fighting this week, I finally had my Tribunal hearing, It has been hard and the hearing was difficult for me I was glad this was done online because my anxiety was through the roof just online I would have been a pile of blubbering mess in in-person hearing, I struggle going out as it is. 

Anyway, I won the appeal in the Judges words "the DWP made a serious error denying the claim" I think this was foreshadowed by the DWP rep saying when asked if they have any questions "After evidence from OP we have no issues in whatever the court decides."

Here is where I am confused during the closing the judge said I would be awarded the standard rate backdated to April 2022 till April 2026 but mentioned nothing about mobility.

I got the letter today outlining the outcome, I got 9 points on the living part which is okay but in mobility, I got 10 points meaning I should be entitled to the lower rate of mobility from what I have seen under the points system, the letter again mentions the award of the standard rate but nothing about mobility.

Is someone able to explain if I would be entitled and if will DWP automatically be awarded the mobility because of the points even though the judge and letter say nothing about the award?


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    You will need to contact HMCTS to ask them about the error. DWP will not put any award into payment if there's an erorr and only HMCTS can help you here.
    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.
  • Merv1977
    Merv1977 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you Poppy,

    My son read the letter and it seems I missed a small part in the middle that says I am awaded the lower rate of mobility as well. 

    Please people take a lesson from me and ask someone to read it for you as well you may miss something like me now just have to wait for the backdated award and for it to be applied to my benefits.

    Good luck to anyone fighting PIP it's not simple it's not easy and will cause you to question if it is worth It, it is truly worth it fight for what you are entitled to find a good support system to help you, and don't give up.


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