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Another PIP assessment after winning at appeal

Guinavere1Guinavere1 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA

Hi everyone, my brother has just received a letter for his PIP assessment 22nd November. We have already won one appeal with the help of The Irish centre in Luton. I can't believe we are here again, I'm thinking of getting a solicitor if the cost is low enough. The Irish centre are inundated with claims to support. My brother is 58 and diagnosed with asperges , he has struggled all his life, I support him as much as I can financially and so forth.

The last appeal took nearly 12 months about a year ago, he was told at the tribunal this was fixed for 5 years, but there was a possibility they would want another assessment. His money was backdated and to are relief we were able to breath again. Devastated to say the least , is there a finite number of appeals, feel like the nightmare is beginning again. He lives in council accommodation if they stop everything this means he will be at risk of homelessness, does anyone know of any good solicitors.   Thanks  

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Guinavere1

    Good Evening it’s great to meet you today.

    I am so so sorry 😐 that you are having to go things again soon.

    They can/do go through things from time to time!!!!!!!!

    We have got a number off “Benefit Advisors” 
    here on our site. 

    They are are the experts on here!!!!!!

    I will forward your post onto them if that is okay.



  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member

    Hi everyone, my brother has just received a letter for his PIP assessment 22nd November. We have already won one appeal with the help of The Irish centre in Luton. I can't believe we are here again, I'm thinking of getting a solicitor if the cost is low enough. The Irish centre are inundated with claims to support. My brother is 58 and diagnosed with asperges , he has struggled all his life, I support him as much as I can financially and so forth.

    The last appeal took nearly 12 months about a year ago, he was told at the tribunal this was fixed for 5 years, but there was a possibility they would want another assessment. His money was backdated and to are relief we were able to breath again. Devastated to say the least , is there a finite number of appeals, feel like the nightmare is beginning again. He lives in council accommodation if they stop everything this means he will be at risk of homelessness, does anyone know of any good solicitors.   Thanks  

    Quite the norm in my experience. I had awards of 3 years but to be reassessed every two years.

  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Guinavere1, and a warm welcome to the community!

    Truly sorry to hear this. The assessment process can be so draining and I'm really sorry to hear you're dealing with this now. At the very least, I hope it helps to know that here on the community you're among others who understand and can empathise.

    You may be interested in Scope's page on finding legal help. Do have a read, and feel free to come back to us with any other questions.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,101 Disability Gamechanger
    No, there’s no limit on appeals. Every time you get an adverse decision it should attract the right to appeal. 

    In terms of where to get advice try https://www.carersinbeds.org.uk/14-being-a-carer-getting-help/what-can-cib-do-for-you/167-changes-to-our-welfare-benefits-service as a starting point. This sort of stuff doesn’t need a solicitor. 
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