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Supreme Court Ruling - RE: Engaging with others

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djc1991
djc1991 Community member Posts: 18 Connected
My PIP award was decided via Tribunal and I’ve been advised that the DWP won’t be reviewing cases that were awarded via this method.. but I fall in to the group that was scored incorrectly as I was awarded 2 points instead of 4 for needing prompting/support to be able to engage with other people. 

What are my options in regards to requesting a review of this as surely the tribunal would have to follow the same guidelines as the DWP and if they were incorrect as deemed so by the Supreme Court then surely the tribunals should also be reviewed? 

I think it’s unfair I lost out on the Daily Living component completely based on this; as my carer also loses out on potential CA or Carers Element too. 

Thanks 


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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,109 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm going to have a guess here knowing that if i'm wrong someone will correct me, but couldn't you put in a change of circumstances?

    2024 Election won

  • djc1991
    djc1991 Community member Posts: 18 Connected
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    woodbine said:
    I'm going to have a guess here knowing that if i'm wrong someone will correct me, but couldn't you put in a change of circumstances?
    Hi 

    Thanks for your response; does a change of circs request entail new forms/assessments etc? I’m not sure how it all works. 

    Thanks 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,077 Disability Gamechanger
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    HI,

    A change of circumstances involves more forms and another assessment.
    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.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,109 Disability Gamechanger
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    2024 Election won

  • djc1991
    djc1991 Community member Posts: 18 Connected
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    HI,

    A change of circumstances involves more forms and another assessment.
    woodbine said:
    Thanks both ?
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,165 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @djc1991 -  The DWP are only looking at cases where an award was decided between 6 April 2016 & 17 September 2020, & only those cases where a potential 2 more points means an award for the daily living component might be given, or if someone could have got an enhanced award rather than just standard.
    So, the DWP won't contact you, but you could contact them about it, & ask them to reconsider if you fall into the category above.
    If your tribunal award was in the past 13 months, you could do a late appeal to the Upper Tribunal saying that there has been an error of law. It would be an idea to get some local advice before proceeding & asking for a Statement of Reasons for such a tribunal decision.
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