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Won my pip appeal

peanut01 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I have just got a letter saying I won my pip at court  but I'm still worried dwp might not agree .any advice greatly welcome .don't know what happens now .still so worried x


  • lindadenise
    lindadenise Member Posts: 302 Pioneering
    I think its binding but im not sure.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,217 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi peanut and welcome

    Well done

    You should give it a couple of days then ring DWP to make sure they have a copy of the decision
    The DWP can only challenge the decision on an error of law, not just because they disagree
    They may ask for a statement of reason from the judge but seldom do they actually challenge the decision
    Usually they take 5-8 weeks to put an award into payment

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering

    CR has given excellent advice. DWP do sometimes appeal, but if they are going to they first have to ask for a statement of reasons. Sometimes they do this and then take a while to decide whether to appeal further, but time limits apply and so they would still have to pay you eventually unless they actually requested permission to appeal.

    The Tribunal Service will let you know if the DWP do ask for a statement of reasons, though of course you can also ring DWP about this. They'll also let you know if the DWP ask for permission to appeal.

    There's a one month time limit for the DWP to ask for the statement of reasons, and then once they have it, a one month time limit from the date they were sent it for them to apply for permission to appeal. So as CR says, you're hopefully looking at a maximum of 8 weeks, unless they do decide to appeal, which isn't common and can only happen if there is an error of law.

    Hope that helps. Once you know your PIP is in payment let other parts of DWP and the local authority know (if you get housing benefit or CTR), to make sure all your other benefits reflect your PIP award - it can mean other benefits are higher.

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