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I won my PIP tribunal, worried that DWP are going to appeal?

Richard40Richard40 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited February 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I won my pip tribunal last week Thursday i was told my money will be backdated to 2017 I am just worried that dwp are going g to appeal the tribunal desion

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  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Hi @Richard40

    Welcome to the community. Congratulations on winning in the PIP tribunal, that's brilliant news!

    I'm not sure why they would want to appeal this decision, some of our members may know and reply to you soon. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,136 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Great news. To appeal the decision they must first ask for the statement of reasons and they have 28 days to do this. Once they have this they have to find the error in law, they can't appeal without finding this. Sometimes they ask for the SOR but it doesn't mean they are going to appeal. If they request it they'll write to you.

    Backdated money can take 8 weeks.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Richard40 and welcome

    You should ring the DWP to make sure they have a copy of the tribunal decision.
    The DWP have the same right of appeal that we do. The DWP have 28 days to ask the judge for a statement of reason. They will use this to see if an error in law has been made which is the only grounds on which they can appeal the FFT decision, they seldom take it any further.
    Usually a tribunal award takes 4-8 weeks to put into payment
    .

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Richard40Richard40 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    The dwp received the letter via email on the Thursday while I was at the hearing as I phoned them the same day 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,259 Disability Gamechanger
    It is now just a waiting game, hopefully you will receive a decision letter in the next few weeks
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Richard40Richard40 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I rang pip this morning and they said that they are working on my claim / backdated payment  now they have said payment should be in 5 days then letter in 7/10 do you think my payment will be next Wednesday 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,136 Disability Gamechanger
    I must admit, as your Tribunal was only last Thursday that's extremely quick. Are you sure they said payment in 5 working days?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Richard40Richard40 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Yes they did 
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