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I won my PIP tribunal, what's next?

manthyfinmanthyfin Member Posts: 12 Listener
edited July 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I won my pip tribunal a week ago .and i rang dwp  yesterday to make sure they recieved it.they did  on the same day .she was very off and said that they have to make the final decision. And something about 28 days i dont understand .the decision was made by the tribunal panel and the dwp women there was asking so many questions i was in there for about an hour and 40 mins .i dont get this .this has been goong on for a year now im so fed up 


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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @manthyfin and welcome to the community. I hope you find it beneficial to be on the community. Congratulations on winning your PIP tribunal, this is amazing news! I know it can take some time to process this, I hope you are not waiting too much longer though!
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  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    edited July 2018
    manthyfin said:
    I won my pip tribunal a week ago .and i rang dwp  yesterday to make sure they recieved it.they did  on the same day .she was very off and said that they have to make the final decision. And something about 28 days i dont understand .the decision was made by the tribunal panel and the dwp women there was asking so many questions i was in there for about an hour and 40 mins .i dont get this .this has been goong on for a year now im so fed up 



    Are you sure that it was a woman from the DWP who was representing the DWP that was questioning you?
    Normally the DWP have 28 days to decide and lodge an appeal against the Tribunal's decision if you won the case.
    There are limited grounds for doing so, but they have the right.

    After that 28 days has expired and the DWP accept the Tribunal's decision it will take a few days maybe a few weeks to get the award into payment.
  • manthyfinmanthyfin Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hi .yes it was definitely  a women from dwp x
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,941 Disability Gamechanger
    The tribunal decision is final but... 

    All parties have the same rights. 28 days in which to request a full statement of reasons and the record of proceedings. Only upon receipt of those will a decision be made as to whether to appeal further. So all DWP decide in that period is whether they’re going to bother to request anything. 

    To clarify... if DWP sent a presenting officer to an appeal they can indeed ask questions to clarify issues. However, most questions would come from the tribunal panel. Put simply, if you were asked questions by people in front of you then that’s the panel. If the questions came from someone to your side then that was the DWP PO.


  • manthyfinmanthyfin Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Ok thanks everyone x

  • manthyfinmanthyfin Member Posts: 12 Listener
    There was 3 women in front of me 1 the judge .1 the doctor and the women from dwp .so do they have to wait until the 28 days r up or can they decide in that time .i mean if they decide not to appeal can they pay me what im owed with in that 28 days or do thay have to wait till the 28 days r up xxx

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,941 Disability Gamechanger
    The tribunal were in front of you. They’re nothing to do with DWP and as you say they have already decided. All that’s happening now is that DWP have to decide whether they wish to appeal further. It’s just a waiting game and there’s nothing wrong with it. If you’d lost then you’d have had the same amount of time to decide if you wanted to appeal further.
  • manthyfinmanthyfin Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hi i won my pip tribunal 3 wks ago .and i had a phone call yesterday asking if i had been abroad .if i was in hospital etc.... just wondered how long i have to wait now to receive my money .
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @manthyfin, congratulations! From what others have said, it seems to take between 5-8 weeks to put a tribunal decision into payment. 
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