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TOPIC: PIP appeal

PIP appeal 4 months 1 week ago #174171

I just wanted to say how grateful I am to the advice on this wonderful website and forum. If I'd have known about it from the start of my PIP application it would have marginally less stressful because after all Atos and the DWP still make it as awful as possible.
I'd already asked for mandatory reconsideration of a reassessment decision which was refused. I heard via a lady I met on a disability forum, of the guides here and promptly subscribed. I lodged my appeal following the model submissions in the members guides about the vital evidence overlooked by both the HP and DM. This was submitted mid October.

Today, to my amazement, I received a letter from the DWP to say that they had looked at my case again and changed the award back to what it was last time, that my appeal was over and the back payments would be in my bank account by Monday. I never imagined that they would change their minds at this stage and had been having sleepless night since June about the thought of a tribunal hearing. It's purely down to the advice received here in formulating my appeal submissions that led to this outcome. Now I know where to come from now on.
Thank you!
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PIP appeal 4 months 1 week ago #174227

  • Gordon
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Very pleased for you, well done for making the DWP see sense :)

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