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eeyore19eeyore19 Member Posts: 10 Listener
Hi after 13 months of waiting for my appeal date.... I have now had my day at the tribunal and my case was allowed I get the impression that if you attend the hearing you stand more chance of getting the result you need..

I'm not to sure what happens regarding the dwp now... Do they contact me ? if so how long do they have to do so ?   I was awarded pip for five years by the tribunal 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Great news. It can take DWP 8 weeks to pay backdated money owed. There's nothing more you can do until you hear from them. Hopefully not too long.
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  • eeyore19eeyore19 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Hi Poppy

    thank you... I'm sure a little bit more waiting can be endured.... Really happy with my appeal decision  :):)

  • Retro89Retro89 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Had my tribunal 3 weeks ago, waited 5 minutes and the clerk came out and said they already made a decision. Went in and met the judge etc probably in there for 2 minutes and was awarded enhanced rate for both components with the judge saying "The DWP made a terrible mistake with your assessment".

    Still waiting on the DWP to contact me with my new rates.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    DWP normally take 5-8 weeks to put a tribunal decision into payment
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  • drewdundeedrewdundee Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    What is really shocking is people having to wait 13 months for a tribunal. There should be fines imposed on the government for these kinds of delays.
  • cristobalcristobal Member Posts: 966 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2019
    @drewdundee - it is a long wait but that's due i think to the number of people taking their case to tribunal.

    You can't fine the government because they don't have any money ..(not that belongs to them anyway!)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Amazing news about your result @eeyore19 and @Retro89! I hope you are both not waiting much longer!
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