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I can't even comprehend this PiP anymore

Las7imelordLas7imelord Member Posts: 3 Listener
So in 2018, I had a person come out and do my assessment, I failed according to her with 4 points in needing help planning and following a journey.

I sent in for an assessment and got turned down again, she wrote she was adamant she was right. 

So I sent to the Tribunal.

During this time  I got a letter back with her saying that the court should dismiss this (No joke they wrote that in there, sick *****).

Then I got my letter back, I not only won PiP at standard rate, I also got Mobility, with over 18 points. 

So after a long time and not thinking I was going to win, I suddenly came to the conclusion, I might need to change my bank details, so I rang to do this as I don't ave my old account anymore, this is where it got interesting and comes to my question, seeing as most of this is back story/rant.

They accepted my bank details but told me that, PiP in fact, CAN appeal the decision of the court, it will take 8 weeks to decide if they are going to accept me on PiP and pay out.

8 weeks, seriously? So does this mean they are going to dispute it and then I have to go back through court? 

Can they over ride a court? 

And why are they so mean there? What do they get from being this horrible to anyone?

I have worked for the Job Centre back in the day and yeah they was extremely cruel, they would make a joke of their power and seriously, how is this humane?

Any help or advice will help, thank you kind people for reading.

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

    Great news. DWP have the same chance we have to appeal the decision but they can only do this if an error in law is made.

    They have 1 month from the date of the decision to request the statement of reasons. Asking for the statement of reasons doesn't mean they will appeal. They do sometimes request this but it means nothing.

    Backdated money can take 8 weeks.
    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.
  • Las7imelordLas7imelord Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you for your reply, for some reason my post for made like 4 times because it kept failing to post, not sure what that was about.

    Thank you for letting me know, it is still a bit of a joke though, im seeing and hearing in the news about terminally ill people get this abuse and it's making me feel sick, I'm grateful I'm not terminally ill but still, the amount of time this takes and abuse (it feels like abuse) from the last year has been rough and long.


    Cannot believe they get to appeal over a judge and a doctor at the court, it's really weird.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If the Tribunal hadn't gone in your favour then you would have requested the statement of reasons, the DWP can do the same.
    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.
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