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pip coc tribunal. Will the judge contact me to ask if I want to withdraw if points would be lowered?

Emilyc90
Emilyc90 Community member Posts: 16 Connected
edited January 21 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello, I done a change of circumstances. Points were kept the same but was awarded for a further 2 years. I then done a mr but it stayed the same. I am going to appeal to tribunal, just waiting for some more evidence to send. I have been told if there is a chance your award is lowered or will stay the same the judge will contact you to give you a chance to withdraw your appeal. Is this true? Thanks 

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    Hi @Emilyc90, I hope you're doing ok today?

    There's always a chance your award can be lowered as well as raised, but the current success rate for tribunals is 68%, so positive outcomes tend to happen in tribunals.  I'm not 100% on if a judge would contact you to ask if you want to withdraw though, that's not something I've come across before. 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,230 Disability Gamechanger
    If they consider removing any points that could affect a current award they will contact you before doing so. This will either be before the hearing and they will write to you. Or on the day of the hearing. They will then adjourn the hearing for you to go away and decide what you would like to do. If you decide to cancel the appeal, you can do this and your existing award will just continue as normal.

    They do not warn you if your award is likely to remain the same.
    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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