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Tribunal correction

CT1CT1 Member Posts: 28 Listener
Hi. I won my Pip appeal on the 17/06/2020 and got the letter on the 23/06. I rang the dwp as I wasn't sure what happened next. I was told that they had sent the letter back to the judge as there was an error on the letter. The judge had stated the wrong number paragraph. Its now the 25/07 and I still haven't heard anything. Any ideas what my next step is. Thanks. 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    All you can do is wait. Hopefully the error will be corrected soon and DWP will pay any backdated money owed.
    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.
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    @CT1, hiya, my sons was a week later than yours, also with an error, we are still waiting.
  • CT1CT1 Member Posts: 28 Listener
    Hi. I understand waiting with what is happening at the moment but is it right that I should hear from the dwp within 28days and 1week as that is what the dwp last told me. Is this from the date they received the original notice or will I have to wait that amount of time from the time the receive the corrected notice. All that needs changing is the number 3 to a 4.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Not sure what you mean about the 28 days. It's unlikely that you will receive backdated money until the error is corrected.
    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.
  • CT1CT1 Member Posts: 28 Listener
    The guy at the dwp told me that they have 28days and 1week to pay any money owing and to inform me of my payment dates but I don't know if he means from the date of the original letter which they are saying they received 29/06 but with the error it was sent back to the judge on the 07/07. I don't see why they can't be clearer. 20 months I have been waiting and stressing then to finally hear uve been awarded it for them to make such a silly error and then to take them weeks to sort it out is more stressful. 
  • Lulu_1949Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
    Yes yes I know it’s stressful, I have decided to wait five weeks, which will be next Thursday because I believe they have 4 weeks to appeal the courts decision. So to be on the right side I have added a week. Try to keep calm luvvy and remember the longer it goes on the more backpay you will get, but I know what you mean, after waiting so long it doesn’t seem fair that then there’s an error with the paperwork, it was just a number with my son as well. X
  • CT1CT1 Member Posts: 28 Listener
    Yes my 28days and 1week they told me gives them until the 03/08 so I think am just going to wait til then and if I haven't heard anything I will be on the phone AGAIN.  The main thing for me is I don't know if they are appealing against the cecision or if its just the error the needs correcting. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It can take between 2-8 weeks to receive backdated money owed but this can be longer if there's an error.  The 28 days (1 month rather than 28 days)  you mention is the time they have to request the statement of reasons. I'm not aware of any timescale they have to pay backdated money.
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,760 Disability Gamechanger
    Corrections are bottom of a fairly long list of things currently happening. This is because few clerks are going into HMCTS buildings. When they do their priority is to run the telephone hearings and get the decisions out.

    When you ask for a correction the original appeal bundle needs to be retrieved and sent to the home address of the judge. It takes time to retrieve and post and it’s easy to forget that if your tribunal had a salaried judge they will be doing telephone hearings at least 4 days pw so when exactly do they do corrections and everything else! If they’re a fee paid judge then they get no payment for corrections but also have to do them on their own time and that time might actually be occupied by a second job for example. 

    If a significant number of people submit requests for statements of reasons and records of proceedings then time also has to be found for those not forgetting that judges do tribunal preparation in their own time and for no fee.

    There can be huge variations in this but a correction can take anything from 3 weeks to 3 months. A phone call to DWP is a waste of time as they can do nothing until they receive a corrected version. A telephone call to HMCTS is only useful to confirm receipt. Once it’s been received then it takes as long as it takes.

    As for this “advice” from the DWP about 28 days and 1 week. Utter nonsense. 
  • CT1CT1 Member Posts: 28 Listener
    Thanks for the response Mike. 
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