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Asking the Tribunal for an extension on my award.?

milan1995milan1995 Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi there new to the site so please bare with me. 
I recently had an appeal for PIP and was successful in being awarded the high rate in both components.

When I received my decision notice there was a typo mistake on the length of my award, cut a long story short I had to write back to the tribunal and wait 3 weeks for the Judge to confirm the correction would be allowed. 

Due to this I could not apply for a mobility car which I needed. When I received the correction, I went to go. ahead and apply and was told because I was 20 days out of the 12 month deadline I was not successful in my application and I would need DWP or the Tribunal to grant me an extension on my award. 

Has as anyone had this or similar happen to them and had a good outcome, very worried I’m could possibly suffer because of a mistake I didn’t make.

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  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    I'm in a similar position but without the mistake. I waited 18 months for the tribunal and was awarded high mobility. The tribunal awarded me 4 years from my claim date in January 2018. I only have the award for 2years 3 month so can't take on a lease.

    Interested to see the replies to this.
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    I think I read your post wrong.

    Did you have a mobility car to start with? The delay in changing the date made you miss the year you had to get it back?
  • milan1995milan1995 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    It’s such a shame really and unfortunate the whole process is enough stress never mind the delays, mistakes etc.. & no this was my first claim for PIP it’s just similar to you I made the claim back in feb 18 & just got the award. Why are you unable to take a lease out though you allowed as long as you have 12 months remaining on your claim?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Jurph said:
    I'm in a similar position but without the mistake. I waited 18 months for the tribunal and was awarded high mobility. The tribunal awarded me 4 years from my claim date in January 2018. I only have the award for 2years 3 month so can't take on a lease.

    Interested to see the replies to this.
    Who told you, you can't take out a lease for a mobility car with that award? As long as you have at least 12 month award left you can have a mobility car. See link for confirmation. https://www.motability.co.uk/about-the-scheme/who-can-join/

    Community champion and 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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I'm assuming you had a very short award, even though there was a mistake? I've not heard of anyone be successful in the Tribunal increasing the award length after the award was given. I think the only way you can do this through the Tribunal is if there's an error in law.

    Other than that, through DWP it would normally be a change of circumstances but you already have Enhanced for both parts.
    Community champion and 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.
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Jurph said:
    I'm in a similar position but without the mistake. I waited 18 months for the tribunal and was awarded high mobility. The tribunal awarded me 4 years from my claim date in January 2018. I only have the award for 2years 3 month so can't take on a lease.

    Interested to see the replies to this.
    Who told you, you can't take out a lease for a mobility car with that award? As long as you have at least 12 month award left you can have a mobility car. See link for confirmation. https://www.motability.co.uk/about-the-scheme/who-can-join/

    I've got all mixed up I think. I had it in my head that I has to have 3 years award for a 3 year lease.

    One of those weeks!
  • milan1995milan1995 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I was awarded it for 2 years from the February 2018 - July 2020. There was i typo mistake on the original tribunal letter which said July 2019. So it took me a long awhile to get the letter but I should have had just over a year left on my award. I’ve spoken to the tribunal and they’ve accepted responsibility for the issue so fingers crossed.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There could still be problems here because as we are now almost at the end of August, you don't have 1 year left on the award and you need to have at least this when you place the order.  Have DWP now put the award into place? or are you still waiting for that?
    Community champion and 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.
  • milan1995milan1995 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    They’ve put it in place it was the Tribunals decision but DWP advised me to ask them to extend the award.
  • milan1995milan1995 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    And I’m aware of the 12 month rule mobility said they would disregard it being late if the extension was granted.
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