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PIP sanctions appeal

Lukejohnlongley1988Lukejohnlongley1988 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited October 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello my girlfriend has won her appeal to claim pip she was sanctioned from but now DWP sent her letter saying they need more evidence despite bringing the evidence that secured her win? What action should she take? Any advice will be appreciated. Thank you.

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Luke and welcome

    Was it a tribunal appeal that she won ?
    If so what was the award  and how long ?
    Is the letter from DWP saying that they are requesting a statement of reason ?

    CR


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lukejohnlongley1988

    Welcome to our online community !!!!!!!!!

    I'm very sorry to hear about your current situation.

    Here's some info with regards to pip L do hope that it is helpful to you ????

    https://search.scope.org.uk/s/search.html?collection=scope-meta&s=Personal+Independence+Payment+(PIP)&_ga=2.263308933.844006222.1507390205-329981180.1498300069

    Please let me know if I can help you further ?????
  • GeoarkGeoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,372 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Lukejohnlongley1988 and welcome to the community.

    We have some great members and advisers who should be able to assist you.

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    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • Lukejohnlongley1988Lukejohnlongley1988 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Yes it was tribunal  and she was honest through the whole procedure and she brought all the evidence of her disability. But the letter is stating more reasons  as if they are going out their way of avoiding paying her but I'll get back toyou with more information asap. Thanks for the response. Greatly appreciated.
  • GeoarkGeoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,372 Disability Gamechanger
    Unfortunately it seems to becoming practice for the DWP to ask the Tribunal for a statement of reason for their decision. They then examine this to see if there is any legal reason to take the case to the upper tribunal for a ruling. In most cases the end result is a delay in paying the benefit.

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • Lukejohnlongley1988Lukejohnlongley1988 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    So is their any legal way to stop them from delaying it. Because it sounds like what they are doing is coming across as bullying and harrassment. And the fact they  took away the money she needed out if some beurocratic agenda borders on extortion.
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,725

    Scope community team

    Hi @Lukejohnlongley1988
    As previous replies have said, there are lots of great advisers in the Scope community. Don’t let them grind you both down!
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Unfortunately, when the judge is asked for an SOR there is no time limit for them to do so. The only thing you can do is ring the tribunal clerk occasionally for an update, but don't harass them. Give it at least a month before you ring. These very seldom result in an eror of law so the DWP will eventually backdate her money.

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Lukejohnlongley1988Lukejohnlongley1988 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks you  for the replies they are greatly appreciated if anything more comes up I'll let you know  and hopefully it might work out but I'll try n get some legal advice from citizens advisers in case. Once again thanks to everyone who responded. Hope things are going ok for all of you as well.
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