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PIP Appeal Deadline

hengsterhengster Member Posts: 14 Connected
Hellio,
I have decided i am going to make an appeal against my PIP mandatory reconsideration notice letter which is dated 7th August. It says i have 1 month from the date of 7th August to make an appeal (which i can do online). Would submitting my appeal online before midnight of 7th September be within the 1 month time period they have given? Or do i have to submit my appeal online by midnight of the 6th September?

Anyone with any knowledge on this would be greatly appreciated - as just having that monday 7th sept allows me to have working day to make some calls to get advice before i suhmit online.

many thanks

Rachel

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,915 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Completely ignore the 1 month deadline because it doesn't exist. You have 13 months to request the appeal. HMCTS never refuse an appeal request if it's outside the 1 month deadline.
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  • hengsterhengster Member Posts: 14 Connected
    oh right. They do specify that if someone is unable to submit within 1 month then they must provide a reason why.
    DWP can object to the reasons specified for the appeal being late .....
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,915 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes indeed they can but HMCTS never refuses a request after the 1 month deadline. Remember HMCTS are not DWP.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,996 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community @hengster glad you have joined us and I hope your appeal goes well and you get what you want.

    Keep us updated on your outcome
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,611

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    Hello @hengster! How are you? Hope you're having a nice weekend :) 

    Obviously the sooner you send your appeal back the better, so that you can hopefully get a successful outcome and then put the process behind you. 

    Good luck with your claim, let us know how you get on :)  

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @hengster! How are you getting on? :)
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  • hengsterhengster Member Posts: 14 Connected
    Thank you to all of you who have posted on here so far. Appeal has been lodged online now. It was 1 hr late of being passed midnight of deadline date and gave my reasons why that was so. 
    So now going to gather more info in case i do end uo for a hearing but also waiting for dwp’s decision on my reasons for appeal. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,611

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    Thanks for the update @hengster, best of luck with that :) 
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