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Tribunal or Adult Disability Payment?

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DD91
DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
Hi I received a letter today my MR failed but I’m not surprised after reading the stories on here. My question is should I take it to tribunal or since I live in Scotland should I just apply for The Adult Disability Payment? I don’t really want to wait over a year for a tribunal, I need money sooner. 
Thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you applied for ADP then it would only be paid from the date you rang to start your claim. If you took the PIP decision to Tribunal (which is very unlikely to take a whole year) and if awarded you will be owed money from the start of your claim.
    I have no idea how long claims are currently taking for ADP.
    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.
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    Thank you
    If I can get ADP sooner then I’m not bothered about the back pay. I’m just not sure what to do 
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    Also I’ve read a lot of stories on here where people have waited over 12 months for tribunal 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    That would be 12 months since applying for PIP, not 12 months for a Tribunal date. There hasn't been backlogs for that length of time since Covid began. Waiting times are much quicker now.
    Only you can decide what you want to do.
    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.
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    Aww I thought it was 12 months just for tribunal I’ve got some thinking to do 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @dd91 :) I'm wondering whether it might be worth you getting some professional advice on this? You can what support is available in your area by searching on advicelocal.uk

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  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can also request the Tribunal for the PIP decision and then start a claim for ADP. If the Tribunal make an award then you will your be paid from the date you rang to start your claim up until the day before your ADP claim started.
    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.
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    Is it better to apply online for tribunal or through the post? 
  • cfc1881
    cfc1881 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Hi @DD91 I’m in very similar situation to yourself, living in Scotland mr failed and I have use of a mobility car for my payment, I was receiving more before I believe rightfully. How you get on any updates 
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    cfc1881 said:
    Hi @DD91 I’m in very similar situation to yourself, living in Scotland mr failed and I have use of a mobility car for my payment, I was receiving more before I believe rightfully. How you get on any updates 
    Hi I am still waiting on a tribunal date that’s been since the 17th October 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hope you get a date before long @DD91, keeping fingers crossed for you!
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  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    Still waiting on a date that’s 29 weeks I’ve been waiting 
  • mehr
    mehr Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    hi i want to know how long does it take to get date for tribunal for adp? I got 7 numbers only fail from 1 numbers lol which I don’t understand why they did that but anyone have experience for tribunal in this case many thanks!

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