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Can they take the lower rate of you in a tribunal?

Paula01Paula01 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi please can anyone advise me, if I was awarded high rate disability then reduced to low rate because of an accessors opinion can they take the lower rate of you in a tribunal this is the second time now what can I do please 


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Paula01 Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and your question.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We advise and help new members who join.

    In response to your question I am unsure. I know we have benefit advisors on the forum or members of our community will be able to answer.

    There might be in touch.  To advise you.

    Have you spoken to CAB for further advice on anything benefits and tribunals. Have expertise and knowledge.

    Please ask if we can help some one will know.

    Please take care.

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  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 368 Pioneering
    It would be unusual if you are appealing because the higher rate has been reduced to take it all of you
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Paula01
    As you know, tribunals can increase, decrease or leave awards the same. The important thing with tribunals is to be clear with them which extra points you think you qualify for and try and evidence this, for example with a letter from your GP or other health professional. Keeping a daily diary noting down how long it took you to complete an activity, whether it caused discomfort, how long it took you to complete the activity etc can be very useful to take with you on the day of the hearing. 

    We have more information on appealing a DWP decision here.

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