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PIP Mobility Appeal

nan2pop
nan2pop Member Posts: 7 Listener
edited August 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all my 1st post I have been awarded lower rate mobility of PIP. I have put in an appeal for the higher rate which went in about 8 weeks ago and still waiting for the court date of the appeal. How long does this take. Does the money get backdated thanks in advance.
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nan2pop

    The money does get backdated but I'm not sure how long it takes. Other members of the community may have a rough idea of how long it could take and they will get in contact soon.

    Ami :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nan2pop
    An appeal normally takes 6-8 weeks so you should hear something very soon! The money will get backdated if the appeal is won :) 
    Very best of luck and please do keep us updated!
    Scope

  • nan2pop
    nan2pop Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thanks I will,  this appeal Is awaiting to go to a court tribunal is this the same.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2018
    Hi @nan2pop, tribunal appeals can take up to 12 months but it really does depend on the work load they have at that time. Please do keep us updated and the very best of luck!
    Scope

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,496 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nan2pop, tribunal appeals can take up to 12 weeks but it really does depend on the work load they have at that time. Please do keep us updated and the very best of luck!
    Hi Chloe, I disagree with the 12 weeks. With so many backlogs for Tribunals right across the country i'm afraid nan2pop could be wait several months, in fact some have even waited 1 year for a hearing date.

    @nan2pop 8 weeks really is no time at all to be waiting. Give the Tribunal a ring and ask them approx how long the wait is in your area, you'll need your Tribunal reference number for this. They'll tell you the waiting times, but it could still be longer.

    Good luck.
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    Hi @nan2pop, tribunal appeals can take up to 12 weeks but it really does depend on the work load they have at that time. Please do keep us updated and the very best of luck!
    Hi Chloe, I disagree with the 12 weeks. With so many backlogs for Tribunals right across the country i'm afraid nan2pop could be wait several months, in fact some have even waited 1 year for a hearing date.

    @nan2pop 8 weeks really is no time at all to be waiting. Give the Tribunal a ring and ask them approx how long the wait is in your area, you'll need your Tribunal reference number for this. They'll tell you the waiting times, but it could still be longer.

    Good luck.
    I do too. I thought it was purely a typing error - weeks when it should have been months!

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @poppy123456 and @Yadnad , I did mean months- sorry about that one! I will edit that now :)
    Scope

  • nan2pop
    nan2pop Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Just called to get an idea of how long they told me it was 48 weeks I can't believe it would take that long. But have been put on the short list which might help. You have to live in faith.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,496 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes indeed, it's a very long process. It could possibly be even longer than that. Good luck.
  • missm
    missm Member Posts: 39 Connected
    im 12 months and still no sign of tribunal :(   for mobility upgrade 
  • nan2pop
    nan2pop Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi all my Dr keeps increasing my morphine every couple of months I put in an update a few weeks ago now have to do it all over again. Surely they could just update the meds without us having to write a book ever time just to put in an increase. 
  • painter
    painter Member Posts: 51 Pioneering
    Hi Nan hubby just put in for mandatory review, also dropped from high rate DLA to standard PIP. Such a shock. As he has put up with pain and probs for years no recent medical evidence.  Had leg stents inserted 8 yrs ago, failed within a few months.  Declined op (scared) so discharged.  Reduced blood flow, severe muscle wastage and pain. Has COPD so GP says op now only if it becomes emergency.  Will go to tribunal if mandatory decision not changed.  Hope you get yours soon.
  • painter
    painter Member Posts: 51 Pioneering
    Forgot to say he was given PIP standard for 3 yrs.  Paperwork states reason for 3 yrs is that he may improve or get used to managing his disabilities.  He is 64, has severe COPD, very unlikely he will improve. Absolute rubbish...!!!
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    painter said:
    Hi Nan hubby just put in for mandatory review, also dropped from high rate DLA to standard PIP. Such a shock. As he has put up with pain and probs for years no recent medical evidence.  Had leg stents inserted 8 yrs ago, failed within a few months.  Declined op (scared) so discharged.  Reduced blood flow, severe muscle wastage and pain. Has COPD so GP says op now only if it becomes emergency.  Will go to tribunal if mandatory decision not changed.  Hope you get yours soon.
    Claudication due to PAD is extremely painful. I have it in my left leg now. Had the op to clean the rubbish out of my right a few years back which had gathered in the groin, behind the knee and at the ankle. They put a stent in at the groin
    .You do anything to try to relieve it. I even tried the shower head on hot on my leg. The hospital will only operate on the left leg when it gets to the stage that I can't cope with it any longer. With the right they took me in and found no blood supply to the right leg at all and told my wife that I was within an hour or two of it being amputated - it was white, cold and like marble.
    Still that's the NHS for you.

    Grief I know how your hubby must be feeling. I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Right lung is knackered so just told to keep up with both pumps, to keep the airways clear. 

    The assessor dismissed both problems on the basis that I am currently not receiving specialist attention at hospital for both problems.

  • painter
    painter Member Posts: 51 Pioneering
    This is the problem Yadnad.  If you have no up to date letters/appts you stand not chance.  He has had stents inserted, collapsed.  Not pedal pulse!!  Coronary stents inserted, sees respiratory cons every 6 mths but this is for lungs not leg! Seeing GP on Monday, see if she can give us up to date letter of diagnosis, although i know the diagnosis doesn't come into it, its your limitations and help you need, but how on earth do you prove this if you no longer see vascular surgeons.    Assessor also stated hubby standard build and looked well.  He never looks well and has lost so much weight.  Asked assessor to look at his skinny leg, not interested!
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    painter said:
    This is the problem Yadnad.  If you have no up to date letters/appts you stand not chance.  He has had stents inserted, collapsed.  Not pedal pulse!!  Coronary stents inserted, sees respiratory cons every 6 mths but this is for lungs not leg! Seeing GP on Monday, see if she can give us up to date letter of diagnosis, although i know the diagnosis doesn't come into it, its your limitations and help you need, but how on earth do you prove this if you no longer see vascular surgeons.    Assessor also stated hubby standard build and looked well.  He never looks well and has lost so much weight.  Asked assessor to look at his skinny leg, not interested!
    Assessors? Don't start me on that bunch of incompetents.
    Mine (3 assessments) didn't ask any questions about the legs. In their various reports said that I walked so must have no issues.
    I did however do the peak flow test for lung function and the best was just under half the norm (can't remember the reading other than it was about the same as my normal ones at the GP surgery)
    I thought to myself 'get out of that one if you can?'
    They did, they accused me of messing up the test by holding the tube incorrectly
  • painter
    painter Member Posts: 51 Pioneering
    No peak flow taken.  Always on antibiotics and steroids.  Oxygen stats often in the 80's.  Just baffled.  Previous DLA review done by doctor.  States looks cyanosed , greyish tinge, blue round mouth.   Severe COPD.  Yet nurse totally dismissed everything.  Included old DLA notes with PIP form.  Sorry for rant!!
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    painter said:
     Included old DLA notes with PIP form.  Sorry for rant!!
    When I was transferred over (2013), previously indefinite High Care & Mobility since originally 1995, I never knew that you had the option of asking the DWP to look at my evidence from 2011 when I had a DLA review. Somehow someone forgot to ask me during the initial telephone call it seems although they do now.

  • painter
    painter Member Posts: 51 Pioneering
    Yes they asked hubby, his latesy review was from 2009.  I kept copies anyway so copied and put in with form highlighting certain bits of info - to no avail it seems.  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,496 Disability Gamechanger
    nan2pop said:
    Hi all my Dr keeps increasing my morphine every couple of months I put in an update a few weeks ago now have to do it all over again. Surely they could just update the meds without us having to write a book ever time just to put in an increase. 
    You don't have to ring PIP every time your medication changes, if everyone did this then we'd all have constant forms to fill in. This now means that you'll be re-assessed and most likely have to go for another face 2 face assessment. 

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