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Pip tribunal

Ladybird1Ladybird1 Member Posts: 2 Listener
After a very long wait of a year I finally had my PIP tribunal.DWP didn't bother to turn up.judge awarded me high rate mobility before we began and asked a few questions before awarding high rate care.judge also made the award for 5 yrs.I had a change in condition July 18 but backdating from November 18 when they made their decision.it's been a very sressful,long journey.now I want what they owe me.don't see why I should wait when they didn't bother to show up


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope and i'm here to help and advise others.

    Great news on the Tribunal decision. It can take 8 weeks to receive backdated money and about the same time to put your award into payment. Unfortunately, backlogs cause delays. DWP also have as much chance that we do to appeal the decision. To do this they have 1 month from the date to request the statement of reasons. Once they receive this, they must find an error in law before they can appeal the decision.

    They sometimes request the SOR but rarely appeal the decision. All you can do now is wait, i'm afraid. Hopefully not much 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.
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ladybird1 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  Sorry to hear about DWP and your PIP tribunal.  I'm not experienced with benefits myself, but will tag in one of our Community Champions, @poppy123456, to see if she can advise you on this.  She is very experienced with DWP matters.

    Hi @poppy123456, can you please advise @Ladybird1 on the above?  Many thanks, @Ails:smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • OSCAR1OSCAR1 Member Posts: 37 Connected
    Well done on your appeal win your case sounds like mine was I was in there 5 mins awarded high rate for both components and awarded for 7 years it took about 5 weeks to get backdated money the judge could, nt believe I was brought before the tribunal judges its criminal how the assessors and the DWP think they can get away with it once again well done
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Ladybird1, great news! I hope you can get it all sorted soon. :)

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