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Judge not sign SOR by deadline

memyselfmemyself Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited August 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
what happens now. Successful tribunal first but dwp sent statements of reasons back to judge presumably for upper tribunal. Pip say it’s up to judge to send information to them. 


  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Scope helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi @memyself.
    First of all, congratulations on your successful appeal, I am sorry this does not seem to be the end of the matter for you!
    You said that the DWP has sent the statement of reasons back to the judge. I am not sure what you mean by this. Have they asked for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal? To do this, they would need to establish that there was an error of law made at the 1st tier tribunal.
    Do you also mean that PIP have not received a decision notice from the Tribunal? They are right that it is up to the Tribunal Service to pass this on for the benefit to be put into payment.
  • memyselfmemyself Member Posts: 4 Listener
    They’ve asked for a statement of reasons and the judge has to sign it. That’s all I know. Does this mean once the judge sends the information then they have to decide?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no timescales for the SOR to be sent, they can take as long as they want. Once it's sent DWP then have 1 month to appeal but they can't do this without finding the error in law. They rarely appeal but do sometimes request the SOR. Backdated money can take 8 weeks, sometimes longer.
    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @memyself, I hope you are not waiting too much longer. :)

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