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Been waiting for 2 years for PIP

dantelloyd
dantelloyd Member Posts: 14 Listener
Hi,

I applied for PIP back in late March 2018 on account of difficulties brought on by my Autism. After both the original assessment and the mandatory reconsideration come back with a score of 0, I had asked for an appeal. The appeal was supposed to take place 6 days ago, I was waiting by the phone all day, only to not hear anything. Today I received a letter stating that they did not have my phone number despite me giving it to them a couple of weeks prior. Because they lost my number, I am having to wait even longer for my appeal to be heard.

I am getting really tired of being messed around.

Comments

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @dantelloyd, I am so sorry to hear the appeal didn't go ahead. I appreciate how frustrating this must be, especially if you had given them your number recently.

    Have they given you any indication of when the assessment would now take place? I really hope it doesn't take too long.
    Scope

  • dantelloyd
    dantelloyd Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Welcome to the community @dantelloyd, I am so sorry to hear the appeal didn't go ahead. I appreciate how frustrating this must be, especially if you had given them your number recently.

    Have they given you any indication of when the assessment would now take place? I really hope it doesn't take too long.

    There was no indication no, when I rang them to ask why the appeal didn't happen they said that another appeal would likely be in a few weeks.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,838 Connected
    The number of appeals which can proceed by phone is limited so it’s unlikely you’ll have to wait too long. The issue at present is that HMCTS have limited staff so outdoor clerks are doing the job of indoor clerks and asking someone to perform 5 or t new roles is always going to throw up issues like this. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @dantelloyd, if you ring next week they may have a date for you. They should let you know when a date has been arranged. I really hope it's not much longer!
    Scope

  • dantelloyd
    dantelloyd Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Update: The new tribunal date was supposed to be today between 2-4pm, they told me that they had my number so it would not be an issue, it is now 7:30pm and not a single phone call.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,838 Connected
    Sadly it happens. Could be anything. Phone lines down cos of storms. Clerks unable to travel cos of floods. 
  • sunnybabs
    sunnybabs Member Posts: 3 Listener
    hi everyone  
    I  am very nervous as i have  a telephone  pip tribunal
    tomorrow  , have  you got   any tips  for me
    i would be  most  grateful
    babs
  • sunnybabs
    sunnybabs Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I  guess thats   a no then   
  • dantelloyd
    dantelloyd Member Posts: 14 Listener
    sunnybabs said:
    I  guess thats   a no then   
    I'm sorry that you didn't get a reply, however, you likely would have had more luck if you had started your own thread.

    Tagging on to someone else's is frowned upon in most communities and further to this people are less likely to view a thread that already has replies.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,020 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @dantelloyd I am sorry to hear you are having such a hard time and you have waited so long. Have you managed to get to know anything more from the courts about why they didn't contact you, fingers crossed you hear something soon.

    One positive is that if you are successful they will owe you a lot of back pay   
  • PIPPERMAN
    PIPPERMAN Member Posts: 14 Listener
    The feedback I have heard about telephone hearings is that people are getting more positive results.
    I belong to a few online groups and generally people are reporting that they have been easier to cope with and more awards are being reported.
  • dantelloyd
    dantelloyd Member Posts: 14 Listener
    janer1967 said:
    Hi @dantelloyd I am sorry to hear you are having such a hard time and you have waited so long. Have you managed to get to know anything more from the courts about why they didn't contact you, fingers crossed you hear something soon.

    One positive is that if you are successful they will owe you a lot of back pay   

    They will likely send me a letter in a couple of days, I am dreading it saying they didn't have my number to contact me as that would likely mean it's just going to be an endless loop.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    sunnybabs said:
    hi everyone  
    I  am very nervous as i have  a telephone  pip tribunal
    tomorrow  , have  you got   any tips  for me
    i would be  most  grateful
    babs
    Hi @sunnybabs, I really hope today went okay!
    Scope

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,551

    Scope community team

    Hello @sunnybabs. Sorry your post was missed. How did your telephone tribunal go? 
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