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Appealing PIP?

Jana65Jana65 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I am wondering if anybody can help me please I am appealing my award of pip this has been going on for over a year and after 3 requests for 2 of my pip questionnaires the dwp have now said to the tribunal  that they assume they have been dropped from there system or have been deleted in error but they have been able to retrieve the reasoning for there decision please can somebody help me is this normal for the DWP to do and what will the tribunal judge do I appreciate any help you can give me thanks jana


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jana65
    Welcome to the community! Unfortunately  am unsure however another member may know and will be in contact with you soon. I wish you all the best :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Jana65Jana65 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you it's very frustrating 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,574 Disability Gamechanger
    No, it’s not normal but it can happen. What happens next is really up to you.

    DWP are notorious for claimimg stuff has been disposed of when it hasn’t. I would consider a subject access request under the Freedom of Information Act to see what they actually have.

    The claim pack is but one piece of evidence and one part of an appeal bundle. In its absence there’s nothing to stop a tribunal proceeding but whether you then win will very much depend on the strength of your other evidence. Focus on what you can put in there rather than on what is missing. PIP appeals are not determined by a judge sitting alone. There will be a panel of three. 

  • Jana65Jana65 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you Mike for your informative advice greatly appreciated jana
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