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Won PIP Tribunal. DWP now requesting statement of reason

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Bluedandelion
Bluedandelion Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi 

Looking for some advice please.

We won a PIP tribunal in absence for my niece although we haven’t received the award papers as yet.
But we have received a letter from the DWP stating that they have applied for a statement of reasons, as they wish to consider applying for permission to appeal.

The tribunal took place in our absence on Fri 26th April, letter from the DWP was dated Wed 1st May and received 2nd.

As I’ve said we haven’t received the award letter from the court as yet ourselves so only know we have won from this absolute kick in the teeth from the DWP.
Shouldn't be shocked really after nearly a year and half of this but dragged on it seems to go.

Really at this stage I’m guessing my questions are, what happens now and where do we go from here please  ? 

Sorry, I did try searching but there’s very little about this about.

Thank you 
Bluedandelion 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    It’s rare for them to request these but it does happen. Once they receive them they have to find the error in law before they can appeal. Just because they requested them it doesn’t mean they will appeal it. It’s even more rare for them to appeal it.

    There’s nothing more you can do but wait. Hopefully the judge won’t be too long writing it and then it will be sent to them. 
    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.
  • Bluedandelion
    Bluedandelion Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    It’s rare for them to request these but it does happen. Once they receive them they have to find the error in law before they can appeal. Just because they requested them it doesn’t mean they will appeal it. It’s even more rare for them to appeal it.

    There’s nothing more you can do but wait. Hopefully the judge won’t be too long writing it and then it will be sent to them. 
    Thank you for the advice Poppy !!

    I think it really shook us, not only the blunt letter but the fact it came before the award from the court.
    But hey ho we will sit and wait now for the letters to come. 

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