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Dwp say are appealing tribunal award points

mary680mary680 Member Posts: 1 Listener
went to tribunal fir pip awarded points 

then two days later received letter from dwp saying they were going to appeal the decision and even if they dint win etc they may not pay money !
can dwp actually do this ? 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    They can't appeal the decision unless there's an error in law found. What they've done is requested the statement of reasons from HMCTS, once they have this they must find the error. Requesting this doesn't mean they're going to appeal the decision.

    They have the same rights as we do to appeal any decision made, if the error in law is found. At this stage there's nothing to worry about but there's nothing you can do now until you hear from them.

    It can also take 8 weeks to receive any backdated payments the owe you and slightly longer than this for your PIP payments to start.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @mary680!
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