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PIPS appeal

stuart29stuart29 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I'm stuart 29 year old I'm new to this so if you can HELP. I first sent my forms in on the 20th December 2018 and was refused and in the process of appealing I'm still waiting for my appeal date. I am appealing it as DLA had paid me for 8 years with the same health conditions, probably worst condition now as I've got a hole in my skull where I had a plate but had to be removed in 2018 after getting brain absess. I was wondering i would recieve back pay from that long back if I win my appeal?

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

    That's a very long wait, although some areas have waiting times in excess of 1 year. May i ask if you're appearing in person?

    Also please do be aware that PIP and DLA are different benefits, with different criteria. PIP isn't about diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    If you successfully have a decision in your favour, it will be backdated to the date your DLA ended.

    Good luck.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,364 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome to the community, its nice to have new members here. I hope your query was answered. Good luck with your appeal and keep us informed
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @stuart29 and welcome also to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  I wish you well with your appeal.  If there is anything else we can help/support you with then please just ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,124 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @stuart29 - I'd just like to add my welcome to the community too. I'm sorry to read you're having such a long wait for your tribunal. Appearing in person, as mentioned above, gives you a greater chance of success, so I hope you will do so.
    If you have any new evidence to support your claim, showing how your daily life is affected, rather than 'just' a diagnosis, then do send it in.
    Please do talk here any time, & let us know if we can help you in any way.
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