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Hi, my name is mariat1968!

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mariat1968
mariat1968 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
hi everyone just joined in case i need help. been refused pip i have appealed waiting for decision before it goes further also got wca on 23rd august. i have lupus underactive thyroid emphysema/copd

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,360 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis, what matters is how your conditions affect you against the 12 PIP activities.
    When you say appealed, do you mean the first step, which is Mandatory Reconsideration (MR)? If so then the most likely outcome will be the decision will remain the same. Timescales for a decision at this stage is 2-12 weeks.
    Once the decision is made if you're not happy then you can request the Tribunal. Lots more threads on this in the PIP section of the forum.
    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.
  • mariat1968
    mariat1968 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    hi poppy yes mr done they have until 23rd august to reply sorry new to all this
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,360 Disability Gamechanger
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    So at Tribunal stage. Don't be too alarmed if DWP do not respond by the deadline because they very often don't. If they don't the hearing will continue as normal.
    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.
  • mariat1968
    mariat1968 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    thankyou both its all so stressfull trying to sort this all out. what happens if i still get refused pip and work capabilty but my doctors still say im unfit for work please. im so stress got wca on 23rd over telephone appointment
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,360 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP has nothing to do with your ability to work. A fit note doesn't prove you have a limited capability for work. Lots of people are found to have LCW or LCWRA. Once the decision is made on your WCA if you're not happy you can challenge that decision.
    For you PIP Tribunal then you can get some expert advice from an agency near you. It's also never too late to get representation. Start here. https://advicelocal.uk/

    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.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello there @mariat1968 and welcome to the community :) I'm glad to see our members could help you out, but do let us know if there's anything else we can help with in the meantime. 

    We wish you all the best for your Tribunal, and your WCA appointment too, if you need support we are here for you!

    If you feel like having a look at the rest of the forum, you can find all the latest conversations in our recent discussions category, all the different topics in our categories page, and you can meet and chat with other members over in our virtual coffee lounge too. 

    Take care today :smile:

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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  • mariat1968
    mariat1968 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @mariat1968. It is the very least you deserve. If we can do anything else to support you, please don't hesitate to let us know. We are all here for you  :)
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