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Won tribunal

Hipgazelle92Hipgazelle92 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi I won a pip tribunal on Tuesday and got awarded advanced mobility. I got told by the judge that I would have to wait a few weeks for payment which is fine but I didn't know pip are aloud to appeal their decision and prolong everything else. So I was just wondering how likely it is that this will happen? I'm new to this I've never had pip before so I don't really understand and it's all getting to me and just making my anxiety worse then it needs to be. Thank you. 

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

    Great news! DWP have as much chance as we do to appeal the decision but first they have to request the statement of reasons and record of proceedings and they have 1 month from the date of decision to do this. Once they receive them they need to find the error in law before they can appeal the decision.

    They sometimes request the SOR and ROP but rarely appeal it. All you can do is wait. Backdated money can take 2-8 weeks and about the same time to put an award into payment.
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  • Hipgazelle92Hipgazelle92 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi poppy thank you for replying do they always ask for a statement of reasons or is that just sometimes? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. Sometimes, not always.
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  • Hipgazelle92Hipgazelle92 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Do tribunal not tell them the reason they came to their decision then when they tell them that it was accepted by them? Sorry for all the questions 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2020
    No, not the full reasons. The statement of reasons isn't written unless it's requested. Try not worry too much, it's rare for them to ask for this, although it can happen. In the meantime there's nothing else you can do but wait until you hear from DWP, which can be 2-8 weeks. Quite a few members recently on here have received backdated money in about 2 weeks after a Tribunal win, although everyone's different as regards to timescales. 
    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.
  • Hipgazelle92Hipgazelle92 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you so much just need to focus on other things till I hear from them telling me what's happening. Thanks again. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,934

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    Congratulations on the tribunal win @Hipgazelle92
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,183 Disability Gamechanger
    @Hipgazelle92 Congratulations that's great news and thanks for sharing with us its always nice to read about a successful outcome. Try and relax now you have won your case 
  • MobileGamesMobileGames Member Posts: 88 Courageous
    edited March 2020
    @Hipgazelle92. That's fantastic. Well done. I'm glad you  finally got what you deserve. I'm glad you fought it and didn't give up,takes courage considering how stressful and anxiety inducing the whole process is. I've been waiting 49 weeks so far for a tribunal hearing,hope I get one soon. They said it's on average 59 weeks in my area. As for the dwp appealing against it ,they'd have to have a very good reason to override the tribunal service. The tribunal service are impartial to the dwp and the fact that you won your appeal will be hard for the dwp to dispute,unless an error in law. 
  • anistyanisty Member Posts: 171 Pioneering
    Well done! Fantastic news :)
  • soconfusedsoconfused Member Posts: 102 Courageous
    edited March 2020
    @Hipgazelle92 Well done! I know how you are feeling I won mine on Thursday and got taken from Standard to Enhanced Mobility :) It's a great feeling isn't it! 

    I got told by letter the day after so I will be waiting as long as everyone else which is fair enough.
  • bekindalwaysbekindalways Posts: 79 Member
    Thats fantastic news.  I was so relieved when I rang the next morning after I'd had mine in 2018 and was given standard on both. It's just awful that the DWP and ATOS etc.... can't seem to get it right at the 1st hurdle and people are forced to go to Tribunal. 

    Well done and best wishes to you. Xxx
  • soconfusedsoconfused Member Posts: 102 Courageous
    Well I got my backpay today so the letter should be here soon as that was paid 3 days ago :) I can then A get my car to 100% tax deduction and then get a new scooter :) 
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