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When we I get my Appeal date?

LoopyLoo2
LoopyLoo2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all
Anyone in Kensington & Chelsea waiting for their PIP Appeal date?  Today I received DWP’s counter claim papers, just wondering if that means the Appeal date is looming or not?!

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  • pink_princess
    pink_princess Member Posts: 131 Pioneering
    edited January 2019
    As a community champion I thought I would say welcome to the community here you will find people in a similar situation we are all friendly and supportive here there is lots of information to help you I’m sure a member with experience of benefits will help. 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 2,914

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community! I'm not from Kensington & Chelsea but I will move your question to our PIP discussions. Great to meet you :smile:

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  • LoopyLoo2
    LoopyLoo2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you so much! 
  • markyboy
    markyboy Member Posts: 367 Pioneering
    Receiving these papers is only the start you could be waiting up to a year in some areas best to ring the court and ask what the timescale is at present
  • LoopyLoo2
    LoopyLoo2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited January 2019
    Thank you for your quick reply.  I just rang the Court and they told me will be in next few months (they have up to 27 weeks.)  Was terrified it will be before February as I’m booked to go away.  Fingers n toes crossed, I’ll be back in time, if takes long time to process and offfer Tribunal hearing date. 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,464 Disability Gamechanger
    LoopyLoo2 said:
    Hi all
    Anyone in Kensington & Chelsea waiting for their PIP Appeal date?  Today I received DWP’s counter claim papers, just wondering if that means the Appeal date is looming or not?!
    There’s no such thing as a counter claim. These are your appeal paints. They are what the tribunal will use along with your own evidence on the day. You can add to the papers with your own evidence or written submission. Alternatively you could use https://advicelocal.uk/ to find representation in your area. It should not be difficult as there are plenty of agencies providing that service free of charge in your area. 
  • LoopyLoo2
    LoopyLoo2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi again,
    I’ve since signed off Benefits but have a PIP Tribunal set for this month.   Does anyone know if the Tribunal will still go ahead?
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,464 Disability Gamechanger
    It only ceases if you withdraw or DWP refuse their decision in your favour beforehand. 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,078

    Scope community team

    Hi @LoopyLoo2, as Mike said, it'll only not go ahead if you withdraw. 
    PIP is not means-tested so you can be in receipt of this and still work/not claim income-related benefits, and even if your condition has now improved, you could be owed for the period of time you were unwell. 

    Let us know what you decide to do and how it goes. :)
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