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lower rate care component awarded by the tribunal 6 years 4 months ago #140020

  • Shaun
hello again,

Im pleased to say, after a 19 month battle with the DWP; which involved a medical, 2 tribunals and a mountain of reports, letters and paperwork I have been awarded PIP by the tribunal panel. I was awarded lower rate care which is to be paid from the 20th December 2013 - 20th December 2016.

This is after 2 points, which was reduced to 0 at appeal for no good reason other than what seemed to be a punishment for the cheek of appealing?

I am so elated, which is rare and I can finally get on with my recovery and treatment.

this is in no small part thanks to benefits and works advise and guides, welfare rights and my mum and sister. thank you all
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lower rate care component awarded by the tribunal 6 years 4 months ago #140029

Shaun wrote: hello again,

Im pleased to say, after a 19 month battle with the DWP; which involved a medical, 2 tribunals and a mountain of reports, letters and paperwork I have been awarded PIP by the tribunal panel. I was awarded lower rate care which is to be paid from the 20th December 2013 - 20th December 2016.

This is after 2 points, which was reduced to 0 at appeal for no good reason other than what seemed to be a punishment for the cheek of appealing?

I am so elated, which is rare and I can finally get on with my recovery and treatment.

this is in no small part thanks to benefits and works advise and guides, welfare rights and my mum and sister. thank you all


Hi S,

Congratulations on winning your Tribunal Appeal and being awarded Standard Rate Daily Living PIP !! :cheer:

You should allow 6 to 8 weeks for DWP to action this decision !

We are glad to hear that B&W was able to help with your PIP Appeal, thanks for the positive feedback !! :)

bro58

lower rate care component awarded by the tribunal 6 years 4 months ago #140160

  • Shaun
Cheers bro58,

I advise everyone considering appealing to do so! I nearly didn't due to the stress but my psychiatrist told me to fight which i did, i didnt even say good bye to the panel of the tribunal, i said "can i go?" They said 'yes' so i got up and walked out.

What i didnt understand was what year they were assessing me on ie dec 2013 i aplied, so i thought it would be dec 2012 to dec 2013. But the courts asked for a medical report from 1/1/2014 onwards? I presume the claimants waiting as long as me would be asking the same question?

Shaun

lower rate care component awarded by the tribunal 6 years 4 months ago #140162

Shaun wrote: Cheers bro58,

I advise everyone considering appealing to do so! I nearly didn't due to the stress but my psychiatrist told me to fight which i did, i didnt even say good bye to the panel of the tribunal, i said "can i go?" They said 'yes' so i got up and walked out.

What i didnt understand was what year they were assessing me on ie dec 2013 i aplied, so i thought it would be dec 2012 to dec 2013. But the courts asked for a medical report from 1/1/2014 onwards? I presume the claimants waiting as long as me would be asking the same question?

Shaun


The Tribunal has to assess your health as it was at the time of the Decision appealed, but this is not always possible, especially where additional evidence is required, in these circumstances they do their best to understand what the claimant would have been like at that time.

Gordon
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