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Warning that appeal could lose existing award
I was awarded standard rate PIP daily living and at MR, given ten points for Mobility. Welfare Rights have looked at it and have said that in their opinion my long term mental health problems were totally ignored and good medical evidence not taken into account. The questions were given 0 points for every aspect of daily living with regard to mental health. However i thought i was lucky to get the extra money in MR. The appeal process has started and I am worried that I might lose everything at the appeal. Welfare Rights have said that 10 points awarded in Daily Living and 10 points in Mobility shows a solid case. But I don't want to lose my existing award. WR have said that I can withdraw at any time even on the day of the appeal, and would be warned by the Tribunal if they thought it was for the best. Is this true? Does anybody know this process well enough to answer that? I have several conditions which affect my daily living, Severe osteoarthritis, ME, Bipolar Disorder, and severe restless legs, fibromyalgia.I realise pip is a world away from DLA, and that I'm very lucky to have got an award. Do the tribunal give an indication that it is better to withdraw. I do believe that W Rights are technically probably right and that i could possibly achieve a higher award, but is it too risky?