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So my sister got a call from pip for me

josh72ebpjosh72ebp Member Posts: 11 Connected
Hi 
So a bit of back story.
I applyed for pip they said no twice I put it to the court thing (tribunal). It's been almost 2 months since they had to reply and received no information.

Now my sister got a phone call from them (she is the person I was taking with me) they offered me the average rate after some new information from my doctor's.

I have no idea what's going on with this as everything was in limbo from the time they had to reply. 

Anyone have a idea why they phoned or or even if there is a reason?

Thanks
Josh

P.s. sorry if this is in wrong place. I have only been on here like twice since I made my account.

Replies

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,131 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi this all sounds a bit strange and I would suggest you give them a call to ask what is going on.

    Maybe they called your sister in error and were trying to make you an offer without it going to tribunal. What did your sister say in response to them ?

    They do make calls to make an offer before tribunal this isnt unheard of but they should be contacting you unless your sister is yout appointee
  • josh72ebpjosh72ebp Member Posts: 11 Connected
    It was making a offer turns out.they said they wanted to offer me average rate. But what's weird is I only made her the appointee for the tribunal I don't remember doing it for pip. And they where ment to reply to tribunal a month ago at least.
    Just a bundle of wee bits and pieces that just sounds weird to me.
    Like in my letter I said ask my doctor's doc in there reply they don't do it but now due to new information from my doctor they are offering me this.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I have no idea what the average rate is for PIP. There's 2 parts which are Standard and Enhanced for daily living and also mobility.
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,951 Disability Gamechanger
    You have been made an offer by DWP. Some spect if it will be less than you could achieve if you carried on to appeal and that’s exactly why they’re making the offer. Please search this site for existing threads on the same subject. In the meantime thus will be of interest. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/02/dwp-accused-of-offering-disabled-people-take-it-or-leave-it-benefits?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  • josh72ebpjosh72ebp Member Posts: 11 Connected
    Hi so here is a update.
    The person phoned before the timeframe agreed and asked my sister if I agreed to there offer.
    My sister said no because she thinks I should get more (for instance due to the way I worded some words I had 5 people threaten my life just 4 days ago if it wasn't for my mum help fix it I don't know what would happen)
    All of the above was told to the pip person.
    They told my sister if it does go they might take her advice and give me the normal rates or nothing at all and she needs to warn you and let you know about this.

    And last but not least she is sending me all the files they based there decision out of and that's about it.
    And we should hear within a couple of days for something. She didn't say what.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,951 Disability Gamechanger
    If you choose to carry on and lose you always have a further right of appeal to UT on a point of law. DWP do like to make carrying on sound like it’s a far greater risk than it actually is. If their decision was based solidly on evidence then why on earth would a tribunal give you less. The answer by the way is that they usually wouldn’t.

    If you choose to accept the offer you can wait until the award is in payment and then resurrect your appeal anyway. 
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