Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Pip and social support Supreme Court ruling.

Options
billyandme
billyandme Community member Posts: 16 Connected
edited September 2020 in Research and opportunities
Hi I’ve read the ruling and I’m confused. Are they going to be checking everyone’s claim or is it just for claims that began after 2016 ? I scored 2 on the discripter and currently have 11 points.I can not attend appointments or leave the house without support from my mental health team or Son. My reports also says this. My son said I should write in and ask for my claim to be looked at. My understanding was they will write to us if affected by the ruling. Any clarity would be gratefully received. 
Thank you.


Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Hi,

    They were/are (not sure if all claims have been looked at) looking at all claims that had a decision on or after 28th November 2016. It will really depend on when the decision was made on your claim. If it was after this date then they will contact you. If it was before this date then your claim will not be looked at again.




    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • billyandme
    billyandme Community member Posts: 16 Connected
    Options
    Hi poppy. I wasn’t very clear. I meant the ruling with regards of social support. Some people should have had 4 points but either got 2 or none.Something I read on the benefits and work web sight.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    The ruling was regarding following and planning a journey, not social support. They removed the words "other than overwheling psychological distress from some of the descriptors in following and planning a journey.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    There's another link here that also explains the regulations that were put into place with all the changes to following and planning a journey. https://pipinfo.net/activities/planning-and-following-journeys

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • billyandme
    billyandme Community member Posts: 16 Connected
    Options
    Hi poppy I was thinking about this one https://vimeo.com/460200942
  • billyandme
    billyandme Community member Posts: 16 Connected
    Options
    Having just listened to this properly, looks like if I wanted to be considered for this I would have to apply myself. Thank you
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    I would need to see the legislation for that because that video makes no sense to me at all.

    There's no changes to what's already existing under the criteria now. It's never had to be anyone experienced in anything. Providing you needed the social support 4 points could always be awarded. My daughter needs soicial support to even go out through the door, by either myself or her sister and she scored 4 points for that activity.

    If it had to be an experienced person then it would make no sense and would be ridiculous.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • billyandme
    billyandme Community member Posts: 16 Connected
    Options
    Thanks for your reply. I’m not great on computers so I don’t actually know how to post the link correctly. It is on the benefits and work web sight. I will try again to see if I can put some kind of link up.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Options

    Although i can't give any further advice because i don't know anything about your conditions at the time of your claim. All i can tell you is that if your PIP was awarded by a Tribunal then DWP will not be considering that claim, at least that's how i understood it.

    There maybe further anouncements in the coming weeks but i really have no idea.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • billyandme
    billyandme Community member Posts: 16 Connected
    Options
    Ahh thank you.. I was still trying to figure it out. My claim was awarded by dwp. I’ve been claiming pip since 2015 for mental health and can’t leave the house without either my support worker or my son. Perhaps it’s still early days and I should just see what happens. 

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    This was taken from the link above.

    It is likely that it will consider PIP decisions made between the 6 April 2016 - the date from which the ruling applies - and 17 September 2020 - the date from which the DWP says that it has been following the Supreme Court ruling.

    If the decision on your claim was made in 2015 then that's outside the timeframe.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • billyandme
    billyandme Community member Posts: 16 Connected
    Options
    Ok thank you. 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    There's some info here which may shed some light on this, but altho B&W say this is recent, the Supreme Court's judgement was over a year ago.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    @chiarieds thanks for that. Having had a look through i'm not even going to start to even get my head around any of that lol. Way too much information for me to take in.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Sorry @poppy123456 - you did say you'd need to see the legislation......I read it, but had to take a break part way through!
    As far as if a decision was made by tribunal within the previous 13 months, you can make a late appeal to UT to overturn the decision as an error in law. Sadly none of this helps the OP.
  • billyandme
    billyandme Community member Posts: 16 Connected
    Options
    Does this mean I shouldn’t apply. ?
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    Options
    Unfortunately as Poppy posted, claims before 6th April 2016 are not considered; it's for those who claimed between 6th April 2016 & 17th September 2020, sorry.
    If your PIP was reviewed between those dates, then I presume that could be considered.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    chiarieds said:
    Sorry @poppy123456 - you did say you'd need to see the legislation......I read it, but had to take a break part way through!
    As far as if a decision was made by tribunal within the previous 13 months, you can make a late appeal to UT to overturn the decision as an error in law. Sadly none of this helps the OP.

    I did yes... then i forgot how long they usually are and mostly give me a headache ;) Thanks for finding it though, i failed to do that. I did try to have another read but i'm no further forward than i was the first time.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Does this mean I shouldn’t apply. ?

    You can't apply for anything because you already have a PIP award in place. You can of course put in a change of circumstances but before doing this you should get some expert advice.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.

Disclaimer


Our website contains links to third parties’ websites for your information only.

We have no control over the content of those sites or resources and we don’t endorse or accept liability for the content of them.

Read the full Terms and Conditions and our Community House Rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.