Hi @weemarydoll A very very big welcome to you this afternoon !!!!Here's some info from our website:https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/benefits/pipPlease please let me know if there's anymore help/support ??????Thank's.
Excellent advice to look at the Benefits and Work information. The key thing with PIP is to look at regs 4 and 7. The 50% rule and the rule about not being able to do something if you can't do it reliably, safely, repeatedly or in a reasonable time.
However, it is not true to say that there is a remote chance of a first tier tribunal (FTT) getting the law wrong. I have been in welfare rights advice for 31 years and in all that time I have only come across one case where the tribunal decision was absolutely watertight.
What you actually need to do is to request a statement of reasons (a detailed version of the summary you had on the day) and the record of proceedings (the judges usually handwritten notes) within one month of your summary decision and then get independent advice to identify errors of law and pursue the matter to the upper tribunal. The UT can decide there was no error of law; make a decision to replace that of the FTT (unlikely in most cases); agree there was an error but still uphold the original FTT decision, or, return the matter to a new FTT for a complete re-hearing.
Whilst it is always tempting to abandon an appeal and just go for a new claim you need to remember that unless you do things completely differently the new claim may also fail and you may end up pursuing the same process of mandatory reconsideration and appeal anyway.
If you go to UT; get it sent back to FTT and then win your award will be from your original date of claim. Assuming you do have an entitlement that's an awful lot of money to throw away if you abandon the appeal at this stage.
I would not just look at B&W. I would get urgent independent advice about applying for leave to appeal to a UT and about whether you are actually likely to be entitled to PIP. That advice ought to inform what you do next, not this forum.
Most CAB's are overwhelmed and often cannot see people within the time frames set by DWP. Many people turn to on line forums for advice which in some cases is less than helpful.Even here we lack specialist help and knowledge, like yours, for the majority of the timeCR
council welfare rights trump cab worth calling