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Can we reapply after unsuccessful tribunal?

Jones Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
My husband had PIP for 3 yrs and when it expired re applied. He has bipolar disorder and rheumatoid arthritis. He was refused it this time. We appealed and took it to tribunal but they still refused. He did not attend the hearings as this would stress him too much. Bipolar and rheumatoid arthritis do not go away it only gets worse. Which in my husbands case it has. He is in constant pain and has all the problems that come with bipolar. We supplied letters from the mental health professionals and the hospital doctor backing his case and also the GP.He wants to re apply as he is sure he is entitled to it. How long do we have to wait before we can reapply again ?


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,891 Disability Gamechanger

    There's no waiting times to when you can re-apply but applying again with the same evidence as you did before after recently being refused by a Tribunal may see another refusal. I'd advise getting help and advice otherwise you may end up constantly being refused. Contact your local welfare rights or other disability advice centre near you.
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jones, and a warm welcome to the community!

    I hope the above guidance helps you to figure out your next steps. Do keep us updated with what you decide, and we'll advise where we can!
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,532 Disability Gamechanger
    I can only echo what @poppy123456 says. Right now you need to forget a new claim. Ask for a statement of reasons and a record of proceedings and get yourself face to face advice.


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