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TOPIC: Pip appeal failure

Pip appeal failure 9 months 4 weeks ago #174660

Hi I had a pip appeal last week to look at my care result as I was only 2 points short for standard rate. I feel like I was totally unprepared for the meeting. I had a member of welfare rights with me but it felt like an interrogation rather than exploring the section of care I was asking them to look at. My financial situation is now a nightmare as my esa was cut as well as a large drop from Dla payments I used to receive. I gave evidence from specialist as well as gp but this didn't seem to matter. I've been told by welfare rights this is all I can do unless circumstances change and that I need better medical evidence. I feel so stressed out and worried I don't know if I have any options left. Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks xx

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Pip appeal failure 9 months 4 weeks ago #174692


You can challenge the Tribunal's Decision but only on the basis that there has been an Error of Law not because you disagree with the Decision, it's not a quick process, it could easily take the best part of a year and even if allowed there is no guarantee that you would receive an award. As you have access to Welfare Rights I would discuss it with them.

And/or you can make a new claim for PIP, there is no waiting period and it does give you the opportunity to start with a clean slate. Claims are currently taking around 16 weeks at the moment.


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Pip appeal failure 9 months 2 weeks ago #175466

kelly im in the same boat - not good for you but some similarity in my appeal - read my post - im considering putting in new claim as the upper tribunal seems so long as this has already consumed my life and my health for the past year
i am considering putting in a complaint about the way the judge handled my case too to the tribunal complaints process..not that it will get me any resolve but i felt so mistreated

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