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TOPIC: Help on Appeal please?

Re:Help on Appeal please? 9 years 1 week ago #29764

  • de1
Hi everyone,

Just to upate i saw the CAB last week. They rang dwp for me which was very nice of them. dwp confirmed they had received my gl24 and it was being looked at. today i checked my bank and i have received some backdated payment from dwp, which is a huge relief.

2 things to note. i thought i would only continue being paid esa from when the gl24 was received by dwp, but i have recieved payment from when the esa was stopped.

CAB also said i will not need to send another sick note as there is still another couple of months left on my previous sick note.

Not sure if these 2 things are just my local office or if these are nationwide policy's. But they are the fair and common sense approach, im sure you'll agree.

CAB are also writing to my doctor. A bit of a load off my mine anyway. CAB said the tribunal will probably be around 9 months away and i will probably be waiting 2-3 months for the bundle, unless DWP hire a lot more staff, judges or whatever in the mean time to deal with the backlog.

I'm extremely grateful for this website and the CAB. Thanks again.

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Re:Help on Appeal please? 9 years 1 week ago #29777

  • RachelPotter
Hi de1, thankyou for updating your progress, it's been a help to me as I am in about the same position as you. However, my appeals bundle turned up just two weeks after I put in my appeal form. Along with it came a note saying an appeal would not be before 22nd Jan. I'm not sure if the time differs from area to area. Mine will be in Southampton.
Best of luck with your appeal,
Rachel

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Re:Help on Appeal please? 9 years 1 week ago #29792

My appeal date is at least mid February from an appeal at the beginning of September, I'm sure I've seen someone on the forums getting an appeal this year so there is obviously quite some variation across the country.

Steve

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Re:Help on Appeal please? 9 years 1 week ago #29811

  • de1
Hi Rachel, no problem, I'm glad it's helped you. Good luck with your appeal also. Thanks for letting me know when your appeal will be.

Likewise Stephen. I think the CAB said people in my area where getting their tribunals in March and that was from appeals in September, so it seems to be about 6 months here.

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Re:Help on Appeal please? 8 years 11 months ago #36922

  • de1
hi all just got my appeal bundle through.

doesnt give a date on tribunal yet. says the decision was looked at but not revised due to no extra supporting evidence. i thought i had a month after receiving the appeal papers to do that. cAB were contacting my GP, not heard back since. i have been keeping a diary, no point now i guess.

glanced through at papers saw something about 'we urge tribunal to stick to the original decision'

anyway thats enough for now.

adios

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Re:Help on Appeal please? 8 years 11 months ago #36976

  • de1
something isn't right.

this appeal bundle recieved 2day is the first letter from dwp since sending the gl24 2 months ago.

it says no extra evidence was given therefore no revision (i got 12 points first time)

the cab were contacting my gp for evidence, i also took evidence to the cab which they photocopied.


when was i supposed to have given this extra evidence?

the cab said to contact them when i next hear from dwp which was today.

confused.

im guessing this will effect me negatively.

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