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I won my appeal

MobileGamesMobileGames Member Posts: 82 Courageous
Morning. I won my appeal back in May and now it's all finalised. It was a very stressful, anxious and hard fight. I'm glad it's over,at least for now. I would like to thank you all for your support. 

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  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 206 Pioneering
    @MobileGames
    congratulations to you, I hope you are able to relax a little more now.
    i can imagine that has been very stressful.
    take care and good wishes 
     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • MobileGamesMobileGames Member Posts: 82 Courageous
    @serenity2. Thank you for your kind words. Yes it has been. I wanted to post my outcome to try to encourage anyone going through this,whether their just about to put in a claim,are about to have the assessment,are going through the mandatory reconsideration stage,about to appeal or waiting for an appeal date,to not give up and to keep fighting. 
  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 206 Pioneering
    Yes @MobileGames a great idea to let others see it can be done.
    good for you.
    it certainly helps to hear about this sort of thing...gives others the courage and motivation !
    thanks 

     :)
    Best Wishes
    serenity2 
  • lulu1949lulu1949 Member Posts: 62 Courageous
    @MobileGames congratulations, well done luvvy , can I ask how long from the tribunal date to the money going into the bank and did you get a letter from the DWP before they made the payment explaining what you were getting and when? Xx
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,418 Disability Gamechanger
    That is fantastic news and thank you for sharing with us.

    @Lulu_1949 i know you are wiaiting on your appeal being finalised but each court has different workloads so they will not all be the same length of times. You normally get a call from DWP tto confirm your bank details and if there have been any hospital stays and then it is usually a few days until payment is made
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @janer1967 thank you so much, yes it’s my son’s appeal and after all the stress it would be nice for him to have it completed it will be two weeks tomorrow since the appeal x
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,418 Disability Gamechanger
    @Lulu_1949 I know it is your sons claim and 2 weeks really isnt a long wait it can take up to 8 weeks or longer

    You need to be patient and remember not all tribunal wins are paid at same timescale it depends on court workload and DWP case manager workload 
    On a positive note the longer it is the more it will have saved up for him 
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @janer1967 yes I understand, sorry if I am sounding impatient. I know hand on heart he should have applied for pip 13 years ago when he first broke his ankle and 27 operations, a new ankle that has not worked later I just feel he deserves it, I know they will probably try and have a go at giving him another ankle but who knows. He is struggling to work with the pain but am so proud of him , thanks for making it positive for me. Xx
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @janer1967 was a bit tired earlier and just re- read your posts to me. Sorry but you sounded a bit abrupt. I was asking a simple question, I always try and be kind to people on this site, don’t need the “ I know it’s your son’s case! Two weeks isn’t long. I explained the reason why I have been stressed about my son above but you didn’t answer this, I’m fine, don’t worry find this site really helpful when I am feeling low, so I will end this conversation. Thank you. 
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 815 Pioneering
    Oh hope your ok Lulu take care xx
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,418 Disability Gamechanger
    @Lulu_1949 I had no intention of being abrupt I was merely pointing out I was familiar with your case as I know I have commented on other posts 

    I was only trying to re assure you that a wait time doesn't mean anything negative

    I totally understand how the process is stressful and how you just want to support your son the best you can 

    I was just trying to put your mind at rest and now wish I hadn't responded

    Take care 
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @Lou67 yes thanks luvvy thanks for caring x
  • MobileGamesMobileGames Member Posts: 82 Courageous
    edited July 2020
    @lulu1949. Thank you. From putting in an appeal,to winning and then it being finalised,it was 15 months. Yes,i did have a letter to confirm it. They rang me beforehand. It takes 6-8 weeks to receive it. 
  • charlotte441charlotte441 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    @MobileGames well done!!!! Great news. did you have a phone assessment? how did you win your appeal I mean? and if it was on the phone did they tell you or did you have to wait for a letter. or was it for a MR? keep me posted thank you. Charlotte. X
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @MobileGames thank you so much for answering, it’s been two weeks since the appeal, he got a letter next morning which I thought was great so just need to wait now. DWP not been in touch. X
  • MobileGamesMobileGames Member Posts: 82 Courageous
    @charlotte44 Thank you. The whole thing was so stressful. It was for an appeal. It took 15 months in total. Due to coronavirus,it was a paper based one. They looked at all the evidence. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MobileGames - delighted to read about your tribunal win. Pleased they were able to make a decision based on the evidence you'd sent in. Thank you for sharing your news as it certainly will help people going through the PIP process. It's a shame it takes so long if you have to go for an appeal, but this certainly encourages people to try, & not give up, so thank you for sharing, & congratulations. :)
  • MobileGamesMobileGames Member Posts: 82 Courageous
    @chiarieds. Thank you. I'm glad it's over. The wait was so stressful. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lulu_1949 - I'm sure waiting to see things confirmed with your son's appeal has been stressful. When our children have problems, no matter what their age, you feel you'd rather go through it than them, as you just want the best for them. It's awful what he's been through with all his ankle surgeries. 2 of my children needed surgery when very young, & I can remember how it affected me. I hope things are soon resolved for you all. :)
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @chiarieds, thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot and it is true, I am 71 and have been riding this out with my son for 17 years, he fell off the third rung of a ladder 17 years ago, I said earlier 13 years ago but have just checked and it was 2003 so he was 26 then and now he’s 43 , been in agony all this time, had to give up the job he loved but has never been out of work and it is so proud would never claim and admit to his disability , think that’s why he lost the first stage as he hid the truth a lot about how bad he was. The assessment was dreadful and I thought they were talking about someone else, I was there, he was ready to throw the towel in and it was me who made him go to tribunal. I honestly think if it had been in person he would have got enhanced but standard is a help so that he can get a car modified . 
    Yes they grow up but still need help sometimes. Mums love helping I am sure you will agree. But once again thank you for your very kind words. Means a lot. Xx
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2020
    Hi @Lulu_1949 - I sort of presumed he'd fallen off a ladder as that's often how ankle fractures happen....the physio in me coming out. Btw hope you're thinking about how you walk. Good for you in persuading him to go for a tribunal. Nothing will compensate for what he's gone through, but hopefully his tribunal win will help so he can then drive himself. My son is nearly 34. He said to me nearly 5 years ago, 'Come & live near me & I will help you'....which he has done. I still sort some things out for him, which he asks me to do.....it's a 2 way process. Sounds like you're as proud of your son as I am mine. :)
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @chiarieds, yes I am so proud of him and our daughter, love them to bits and they are always there for us. And as you say it is a two way process.We have not been able to get out for 14 weeks because my husband is vulnerable and I just limp round the house holding onto things since my replacement hip. .(the kids bought me a push frame thingy )it will be such a help for our son because my husband used to drive him about everywhere.he got standard in both so tiny bit disappointed he didn’t get enhanced and got 10 points instead of 12 but pleased he got something. 
    So handy you knowing about physio. I’m still doing the exercises the hospital gave me to do but my walking doesn’t seem to be improving. Still in a lot of pain, had my accident 31st October. Xx

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