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Received letter from pip

lou72lou72 Member Posts: 17 Connected

1st time posting, so go easy on me😀 , So here's my story so far:
I 1st applied for pip Sept 2018. Got 0 points for everything. Done MR and still the same result. So March 2019 I appealed to tribunal.
I have Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, depression/anxiety, underactive thyroid plus various other conditions. I take a cocktail of meds to control these illnesses and I'm in constant daily pain and so exhausted. I rarely leave the house, only to go to medical appointments.

My question is  this:
I received a letter from pip saying they have all the information they need to c if they can award pip, thing is I'm awaiting  a  tribunal date so don't understand why they sent me a letter?
How long is the wait for tribunal?
(I'm in n.ireland)
Many Thanx


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Best thing you can do is to ring DWP to ask what the letter is about and they should be able to tell you more. Sometimes people are offered awards before the hearing takes place but this is rare.

    I have no idea what the waiting times for Tribunal are in N. Ireland but here in the UK they are extremely long. You can ring HMCTS to ask what the waiting times are for your area and they'll tell you approximately.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 213 Courageous
    This happened to me was refused pip refused pip at MR so appealed to tribunal the day I received MR letter dwp then phoned me and said they would up my score to standard but no mobility if I dropped tribunal I refused there offer cause my mobility is very limited dwp have now failed to respond to tribunal  by 23rd may so it can happen 
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