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Appeal process

Stan23
Stan23 Member Posts: 14 Listener
Hi Everyone, I'm new here just wanted some advice if you can help? So I was awarded pip march this year for my mental health I'll try keep it short but basically dwp only awarded me the daily living component and nothing else. So I asked for a mandatory reconsideration about not receiving mobility, they fhen awarded me mobility but the lower rate. I was told I should appeal this as I should receive the enhanced rate, has anyone on here in similar situation ? Also I have appealed now are tribunals only doing phonecalls or can you actually attend. Thanks for reading. 
Stan.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,079 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Face to face hearings are currently suspended. Telephone hearings have replaced them. If they can't make a decision based on paper alone then a telephone hearing is possible but this will depend whether they are still suspended when you receive your date. Current waiting times for hearing is average 32 weeks.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,311 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community there are lots members here in a similar position maybe look in the PIP section to read others

    All hearings are currently paper based or telephone if they cant make a decision based on paper evidence you will be sent a date for phone hearing 
     This may change though due to covid 
  • Stan23
    Stan23 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    @mikehughescq hi, thanks for letting me no that. I opted into attending my hearing but now I've actually thought of it my anxiety is already sending me crazy. Do you know if I can change this as I don't think I'm up to attending it?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,311 Disability Gamechanger
    @mikehughescq that's interesting to hear lets see how many will be heard f2f 
    When you get a date for the tribunal it will tell you if it is a phone appeal or a f2f an d you can then decide 

    It is a higher success rate for attending in person or on the phone 
  • Stan23
    Stan23 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    @mikehughescq thanks for the reply, I'm curious to no if there's anyone on here I the same boat as me? Appealing to tribunal with mental health aswell?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,079 Disability Gamechanger
    I believe we do have quite a few members yes but you really can't compare someone else to yourself because we're all affected differently by these conditions.
  • Stan23
    Stan23 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    @poppy123456 I totally understand, in I'm just abit all over the place ATM my anxiety a goi and crazy thinkin abou the how long this p to cess is going to take me etc☹️

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