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Fight the decision! PIP

leslierawsonleslierawson Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited May 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
now listen and listen good fight the decision as regards your pips.. i took mine to a tribunal  it  took 10 mohs  to be heard  at lincoln  .. since  last july  when all they gave me with assessors coming to mine and my wifes  house.... all they  did  was   give me 4 points..  yet with all the illnesses  ive  got..  6 in all..  it  was worth  fighting  when  the  tribunal  board  gave  me  34 points....  now  its  got be back dated  to that date...  it takes  2 to 4 weeks..  according to scope.org.com   fight it  dont  just leave  it..  fight  theres  over83%  winning it back   lel....

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  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello Leslie (?) @leslierawson and a warm welcome to the community. By and large, ours is a community of fighters :smile: and it is great to hear from you and to learn that your persistence and hard work paid off.
    Warmest best wishes to you and to your good lady,
    Richard
    @JennysDad
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
     theres  over83%  winning it back   lel....
    I heard that the figure was 75% in Wales and 69% overall in the UK that had their appeal granted.

    A drop on the 83% but still a massive figure of the DWP being found to be wrong.
  • affii1993affii1993 Member Posts: 102 Courageous
    Congratulations pls pray for me I am currently waiting for Tribunal 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,621 Disability Gamechanger
    Yadnad said:
     theres  over83%  winning it back   lel....
    I heard that the figure was 75% in Wales and 69% overall in the UK that had their appeal granted.

    A drop on the 83% but still a massive figure of the DWP being found to be wrong.
    Correct. A message to fight is always appreciated but let's remember that many people have conditions which prevent them physically or mentally from being able to fight. Advice and representation is key. 
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member




    Correct. A message to fight is always appreciated but let's remember that many people have conditions which prevent them physically or mentally from being able to fight. Advice and representation is key. 
    And there be the problem Mike.
    Salford and the surrounding area of Manchester is extremely well represented by yourself. But there are many areas that do not have any charitable organisations of that quality. In my area there is one CAB that is so busy that it can be weeks before you are given an appointment which generally means that the time limits set by the DWP have been exceeded. There are other agencies (the likes of AgeUK & DISK) who, to give them credit, try to do a good job but once again with limited experienced staff they too are unable to cope. Then we have the 'do gooders' who portray that they are good at representation at hearings only to find that the claimant is generally more knowledgeable and clued up than they are. I know of one organisation of this type that has caused more damage by being involved.

    Put it bluntly, good advice centres that are able to give that quality advice in a timely manner and offer a representation service are extremely thin on the ground - it is a post code lottery!

    Many of us that are unable to fight through illness and disabilities without outside help, advice and assistance are left by the wayside and give up as I have done.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,621 Disability Gamechanger
    I would argue that quantity of advice serves does not correlate with quality so Manchester nowadays is extremely poorly served despite many organisations presenting as though that were not the case. Take your general point though.
  • leslierawsonleslierawson Member Posts: 3 Listener
    what you are not looking at all of you.. if that **** tory duncan smith and cameron had have there way . without the cab  you get nothing fight it  the tories only look after the rich..  and this one  in power  now  is worst  than the  wicked witch....  thank god shes dead  one down  one to go....... les 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,621 Disability Gamechanger
    Getting a sense that the ignore button might be needed soon. 

    Glad you won but people are all different; have different energy levels; different levels of local advice provision and different conditionswurn different impacts. There’s no one size fits all solution. 
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