Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Statement Of Reasons

Hi. I wonder if someone could give me advice. I sent away for a statement of reasons. They replied but I'm unsure of what to do next. 
It states 'the Tribunal's decision was favourable to you. At present the Dept has not decided to challenge that decision. Once a statement of reasons is prepared it will be sent to all parties and it may be open to the Dept to challenge the decision and have it set aside'. 
All I wanted was a sor. It sounds like blackmail. It me so long to get the award I'm not sure I could risk it being taken away. If I hadn't lost the sdp I wouldn't bother. 
Any help would be much appreciated. 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    As the Tribunal went in your favour and you were happy with the decision, was there any reason why you requested the SOR? it's very unusual to to request this if you're happy with the decision. It's such a lot of work for a Judge to write this and if you were happy, it makes no sense why you would want the SOR.

    DWP have as much right to appeal a decision as we have but they can only do this if an error in law has been found. Once the SOR has been received they have 1 month to appeal. All you can do is wait.
    Community champion and 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.
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