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TOPIC: PIP Tribunal Decision- inaccuracy

PIP Tribunal Decision- inaccuracy 4 weeks 1 day ago #221187


I lost my case at a PIP tribunal in August.

At the end of the tribunal, the clerk handed me a Decision Notice, which stated I had been awarded 6 points for daily living, and 4 for mobility- obviously not enough to qualify for PIP.

I was reading through the Statement of Reasons today, and noticed that the SoR states that the Tribunal's decision was that I should be awarded 2 points for daily living, and 4 points for PIP. The SOR also referred incorrectly to the date of a letter of evidence.

Is this inaccuracy enough for me to contest the decision? I have been trying in vain to see a benefits advisor, but they all seem to be so busy, and I am running out of time now.

Many thanks.

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PIP Tribunal Decision- inaccuracy 4 weeks 22 hours ago #221208

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It's not enough for it to be an Error it must also have a substantive effect on the Decision, I'm afraid I do not think that these inaccuracies will meet the second requirement even if you can show that they meet the first, which in no way is a given.

The things to be looking for are whether the Decision is supported by the evidence available and the panel has explained how they made their Decision.

What is an Error of Law?


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