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Merry Christmas DWP

edwards123edwards123 Member Posts: 12 Listener
After our daughter was refused her PIP allowance from 4 April 2019 plus losing the SDA, totalling approx £600 per month, we obviously appealed, contacted our  then local MP Sir Norman Lamb, CAB and took advice  through, SCOPE,  I received a phone message on Sunday morning, from the DWP asking if I could ring them. Today I rang the number and following several security questions, I was talking to the Appeals Officer. He told me that after going through her 365 page Appeal, he had noticed several areas which were wrong, resulting in her PIP being reinstated from 4 April 2019,plus she will also get her SDA reinstated too.  I explained that receiving a call on a Sunday morning I had thought it was a cold caller ringing but he told me that because of all the appeals they were working 7 days a week to sort the mess out.  She will obviously receive backpay......we were waiting for a date for the Tribunal .  Can’t thank them enough, especially at Christmas time.  How many more disabled people have had or are going through this shambles.??


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great news. It's rare to be offered an award before a hearing date but it does happen.

    I'm assuming you mean SDP and not SDA because SDA no longer exists. Hopefully she won't be waiting too long for the backdated money.
    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.
  • edwards123edwards123 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Many thanks, thought I would share our news as there must be so many other families caught up in the shambles.
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 Disability Gamechanger
    That's good to hear!  It seems to be happening more often recently from posts on here too.

    Out of interest, did you get a reply from Norman Lamb?  I didn't. :(  
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 779 Pioneering
    @edwards123 I'm very pleased for you. It's lovely to hear some good news for someone on this forum. Some days I have to stay away from it because it can become so depressing to read. Thank you for posting :)

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