What does it mean about DWP requesting a full written statement from a tribute?
Last On Monday 13th January, I want to a tribute to appeal DWP rejection to my pip application. It was really stressful, and afterwards to be told that that I won. It was a relief for me, but I got told that DWP could appeal the decision.
I just got home from work, and find a letter from DWP. Stating that they are requesting an written statement of reasons. To help them to make a decision on if it should appeal or not. This has really upset me, because the letter doesn't explain in detail what it means. I know that I won't be getting any pip payments. I haven't had any payments since November 2018. So I have adjusted with out having it.
What I don’t know, is this a common thing that DWP do? Asking for a statement of reason. Or is it something that they do on a low percentage of appeals, that over turned their decision?
What does it mean for me, if they do decide to appeal it at the upper tribute? Do I have to go through the humiliating process of having to sit in front of strangers again? And having to answer questions again. Some of them very personal, and degrading. That you wouldn’t normally even consider discussing in front of strangers normally.
What will the upper tribute be looking at exactly?
How long would it take to hear if DWP is going to appeal the decision, and would I get to know the reason why they are appealing it?