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If my benefit is reviewed would I get more or should it be incapacity benefit?

mike1956mike1956 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited October 2018 in Disabled people
Hi everyone,

i was was a police officer and injured on duty which put paid to my career following a knee injury. I was awarded invalidity which was to remain in place for life, I have had further surgeries and now I am about to have a complete knee replaced.

my benefit was not to be removed or reduced without leave of the tribunal which awarded it. I’ve never had it reviewed however should it be would I get more or should it now be incapacity benefit ...??

thanks

mike 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,625 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mike1956 welcome to the community!

    Sorry to hear what has happened, I am unsure in answer to your question however there are very knowledgeable members in the community who will be in contact with you soon to advise.

    I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery after your operation! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • mike1956mike1956 Member Posts: 4 Listener
  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    edited October 2018
    Hi @mike1956,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    I've moved this into a category so other members of our community can offer advice and support. :)

    Just to confirm, is this benefit relating to PIP?
    Liam
  • mike1956mike1956 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi

    It actually came under industrial injuries...when awarded it was at 20% i believe its more now...ive had 4 further surgeries and now to have a complete knee replacement next week. The disability has never been reviewed as to capacity or increased incapacity

    Thanks in advance
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,259 Disability Gamechanger
    I've heard this "benefit to not be removed without going back to appeal" line a few times recently and it's a bit concerning as a tribunal has no such power. Once they have issued a decision and DWP have decided to not challenge it further then it gets put in place but can be reviewed at any time if circumstances allow.
  • mike1956mike1956 Member Posts: 4 Listener
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