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Waiting for court date

deeds1970deeds1970 Member Posts: 11 Listener
Hi,Sorry if this has been already asked as im new here.
I was on enhanced care& motorbility.
My new award has come back standard for both.My question is as im appealing and awaiting court date what in the 6 months of waiting(on average).what payments do i receive ,nothing or at the new rate they offered until court decision?

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

    You will receive payment for standard for both while waiting. The first step to a Tribunal is the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) you can't request the Tribunal without first going through the MR process. Most MR decisions remain the same.

    Waiting times for Tribunal hearings are huge across most of the country and some are waiting in excess of 1 year from the time your appeal is accepted.
    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.
  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi @deeds1970

    A very warm welcome.

    You need to seek face to face advice from a Welfare rights officer, as you need to seek a Mandatory Reconsideration, in the first instance.

    Contact your local CAB or community law centre.

    You will receive payments as per your recent award, in the first instance.

    If your award is increased at the MR stage, this will be back dated to start of your claim.

    Let us know, if you require further assistance, we will be happy to assist you.

    Best wishes.
  • deeds1970deeds1970 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Thankyou for your replies .
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Hello @deeds1970 and a warm welcome to the community. 

    Best of luck with your appeal. Please let us know if we can help with anything else. :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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