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Is it worth appealing?

Amanda1968
Amanda1968 Member Posts: 7 Connected
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Is it worth appealing to the tribunal for pip after my assessment they have taken me off it albeit my health is worse now , I was awarded points last time for help with dressing and taking medication however they are now saying I can do this myself although I told them I can’t , they took everything I said and twisted it , after waiting for 9 weeks for the mandatory reconsideration to tell me I’m not being awarded it I don’t feel I have the energy to appeal , any advice would be welcome 

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Welcome to our community @Amanda1968, we're glad to have you with us.
    A lot of people end up feeling put off and overwhelmed by the prospect of taking a PIP appeal to tribunal. But if you feel that the decision is wrong, please don't be dissuaded from challenging the outcome. We have lots of advice about how to proceed with the tribunal and we're here to answer any questions you might have about the process.
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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Amanda1968 and welcome

    It is of course your claim and decision but if you believe that you meet the criteria for an award then you should appeal to the tribunal.
    You may be best advised to seek trained help from an advice agency near you
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Amanda1968
    Amanda1968 Member Posts: 7 Connected
    Thanks, I think I will ?
  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Connected
    At the end of the day, knowing that you will have to wait a minimum of 52 weeks at current levels before the appeal is heard would in itself cause stress and anxiety. 
    You would have to be a strong minded and resilient individual to want to go through that scenario.

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