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TOPIC: Our pip journey and waiting times

Our pip journey and waiting times 9 months 3 weeks ago #203515

Hello to all
I have been following all your experiences for quite a while. I have never been on any forum or social website before this is a first. I notice people ask a lot about “ how long do things take” etc. It appears PIP experiences are different all over the country, we live near St Helens and luckily my husband is at the end of this horrible journey and I thought it may help if I told you our waiting times, although it has taken a long time the dates show it actually moved quite fast.

18/07/16 Invited to apply for pip. Previously DLA middle care and high mobility
indefinitely
02/08/16 Rang DWP to make claim
05/08/16 Received form
23/08/16 Returned form
30/08/16 Received face to face apointment letter
13/09/16 Attended face to face at a physiotherapists woolton
14/09/16 Rang DWP asked for HCP report
19/09/16 Received HCP report
29/09/16 Received decision..No Points...
18/10/16 Asked for Mandatory reconsideration
09/12/16 Mandatory remained the same
21/12/16 Applied to first tier tribunal
10/04/16 Received date for tribunal
15/05/17 Attended tribunal scoring 4 cooking,1 medication, 2 bathing =7... No award
29/06/17 Received Statement of Reasons and record of procedings
19/07/17 Asked Tribunal permission to appeal to Upper tribunal pointing out errors
31/07/17 Tribunal refused permission said no errors but could appeal to UT myself
22/08/17 Appealed to Upper tribunal
18/10/17 Permission to appeal granted
31/10/17 DWP sent UT their submission
28/11/17 I sent UT our submission
13/12/17 Appeal granted, first tier decision set aside, awaiting date for new tribunal.

My xmas wish would be that the first tier tribunal look at the paperwork and say, this can be done without a hearing and make an award. I will let you all know after the new year if xmas wishes really do come true.
Merry xmas and New year to you all and lets hope next year may be brighter
kind regards Kes
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Our pip journey and waiting times 8 months 3 weeks ago #205175

Hello to all
Two more dates to add to our pip journey

15/01/18 Letter from Tribunal Service to say will make arrangement for new tribunal
25/01/18 Letter today to inform us new tribunal will be heard 21/02/18
regards Kes
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UPDATED..Our pip journey and waiting times 7 months 3 weeks ago #207293

Hello
My husband started his pip journey 18/7/16 and on 21/2/18 at 10.30am it was finally over. The second pip tribunal went like a dream we cant believe it, from no points at the face to face, no change at mandatory, then the first tier tribunal farce which was set aside, he has now been awarded enhanced care and enhanced mobility.
Yesterday was a completely different experience at 10am we entered the courtroom to smiles, the doctor asked questions that were very easy to answer, the disability representative highlighted things he thought my husband may be entitled to and the judge said “I think we have heard enough” and asked us to wait outside. Five minutes later we were called back in to even more smiles and a great decision, then told to go home and enjoy the rest of the day. Wow!. I am so grateful for all of the advice and experiences I have read on this site and would say although it is a dreadful thing to go through especially when ill, don't give up hope. I think pressure is mounting against the PIP process and hopefully it will bring about change for the better.
Good luck and Best wishes to all
kes

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UPDATED..Our pip journey and waiting times 7 months 3 weeks ago #207307

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That is really terrify news, so glad for you both.

It normally takes the DWP 5-8 weeks to implement a Tribunal Decision, I would give them a call next week to make sure that they have received the Decision Notice.

Gordon

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