Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Text from DWP

Hello everybody, I hope you are all keeping well. I just got a text today from the DWP to say they have been contacted by the Tribunal Service and they have 28 days to send their response. 

I sent my appeal in 3 weeks ago, it seems to me the DWP has around 10 days left to respond to my appeal. 

What happens if the DWP does not respond within 28 days, do I win by default? 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    I'm afraid it doesn't work like that and you won't win by default.  The Tribunal hearing will continue as it is now. There's a huge backlog in most areas and some are waiting as long as 1 year for a hearing date.
    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.
  • BenistmonkBenistmonk Member Posts: 343 Pioneering
    I thought as much, anyway when I get the DWP response, I am sure I must be allowed to reply to it. 
    Should I include copies of previous tribunal rulings that went in my favour?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You really need to get some expert face to face advice regarding this because as far as i know there's no rulings about previous awards for ESA.
    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.
  • BenistmonkBenistmonk Member Posts: 343 Pioneering
    Thanks Poppy. 
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