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TOPIC: Won appeal last week.

Won appeal last week. 2 months 5 days ago #179398

Many thanks to all at B&W for all the guides and help and support given to us all, all year around. I really do appreciate all your hard work everyone.
My appeal last week was set aside, and new decision made:
Enhanced Mobility ( not appealing)
Enhanced Daily Living awarded. :)
Appeal panel were very stern, and disability person was grilling me so much, judge told her to back off.

Surprisingly, was also interrogated as to how I manage in a new shower, who helps and how?
I was also asked how had I got dressed that day IF I had so many physical problems (OA) Didn't think they could do that!
Was also asked if I had an animal (cat) and what type of food they were fed!
Am over the moon as HCP at F2F had written such lies. Also when I got the Decision makers submission, it was full of contradictions it made me mad. Don't get mad get even!
So I got my doctors letters of support, my original form I filled, in all my hospital letters and a yellow highlighter. I married up all my evidence to descriptors I had been awarded, put the points down but emphasised I should have had say 4 points for that activity rather none.
I also pointed out my 'evidence' to the page number, to make easy reading, for the panel. It lasted 40 mins but seemed like a life time.
Had a family member with me. She was asked had I left anything out.
Very pleased, just a bit worried as I do not have a length of time.
Was previously 'indefinite award' last 10' years.
Good luck to everyone going through all this.
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Won appeal last week. 2 months 5 days ago #179401

  • Gordon
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Terrific news, a great way to end the day on the forum.

It usually takes the DWP 5-8 weeks to process a Tribunal result. I would leave it a couple of days and then contact them to make sure that they have the Decision Notice.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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