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Well I attended my PIP appeal today, was in such a state and when I walked in and saw the panel sat behind a big desk I nearly had a meltdown. Was asked questions by the doctor who focused on mobility and the disability expert who focused on the daily living. The female judge was lovely. My partner was given the chance to speak at the end. We were in there around 30 minutes. We were then asked if we would wait in the waiting room, this was around 15 minutes and then called back in. She advised me my appeal had been upheld and I was awarded standard daily living and enhanced mobility. I was absolutely gobsmacked! They were lovely to me at the end and wished me well and the doctor said to try CBT to help with low moods and that it was understandable I get low with my health problems.

I was on cloud 9 but have since realised the DWP can appeal the decision ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I didn't realise this so the pessimist in me has now been fretting about that!!! I was put on this planet to worry!

But despite that it's still lovely to know that they believed me and obviously took into account input from my GP and consultant which I don't feel my assessor did. Just need to keep my fingers crossed now that I do actually get it.

Hope you are all as well as you can be and love to all ๐Ÿ˜˜ Xx

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Hi Liltas1972

That is absolutely wonderful news my friend and I sincerely hope that the DWP decide not to appeal against you. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken :)

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Well done you ! Its so difficult and exhausting to stand your ground eith these people they make you feel like a fraud. Good luck x

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You have to face these people I feel! No giving up, it's bad enough that your life has changed entirely without worrying about finances

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Hi

Try not to worry it is very unusual for them to appeal the decision

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morning x

iam soo happy for you , !

I have my date for tribumal for the 12 july , iam already fretting , I shouldn't be really as I had to go through this 4 years ago when it was DLA .

just not a nice experience , must must keep fighting , I hardly leave the house now !

iam sending love and hugs to all xxxxxxx

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Hi broadband I want to genuinely wish you all the best of luck with your appeal my friend x :)

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ty xx will let you know

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Thanks my love ๐Ÿ˜ How did yours go? ๐Ÿคž

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I had exact experience! My female judge was lovely. The three people on the panel were all very sympathetic and kind. I had to wait 3 days to learn I had won and been awarded enhanced living and mobility! After the assessor's opinion i had only been given lowest daily living! I didn't expect this! Like you I realised DWP could fight it and because my award had jumped from lowest to highest I thought they would. But I was told this very rarely happens and it all went through smoothly. I even got ยฃ2400 back dated. I am still taking it all in! You will be fine and so don't worry. DWP have enough to do without making more trouble for themselves! Congratulations for being brave. How many cannot face a tribunal? X

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There's thousands who won't face a tribunal because they are frightened of the thought of facing a panel, especially when they've already gone through a medical etc! I once knew someone who had insider knowledge of PIP when it was first switching over from DLA. They all received an email saying in regards to new claims Deny Deny Deny! The amount of people not appealing that denial is astronomical, they must save a fortune the rotten bastards ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก

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I agree with you. I am pleased I voiced my opinion of this system at the tribunal as I decided I would not win so I may as well speak my mind. They all nodded in agreement and I got highest award in both care and mobility. I think we should let the tribunal know how devastating this is to people already feeling so dreadful. Its cruel. I said I have never been to court in my life and now I have cancer and RA I find myself in front of a Judge! Ironic!

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Congratulations, great news for you๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ž

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That's wonderful news i'm so happy for you. Thank you for letting us know it will give hope to others. we only seem hear about the bad results unfortunately. I makes a happy change to hear about the good results. WHOOHOO xx

Mo

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Thank you all so much for your kind words. It was stressful but definitely worth it. I read loads of great advice on here & also the benefits & work site. I submitted a written statement which definitely helped as when I walked in they said there were a couple of areas that they didn't need to ask me about as I had given detailed explanations in my statement.

Just got the anxious wait now to see if DWP are going to honour the decision and pay me some much needed funds!

xxx

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Well done. I admire your courage in standing your ground.

I only know what I've seen on TV and read but I'd think the DWP would need firm evidence to appeal against the decision. Film of you running a marathon, working as a roofer, riding a horse. Any appeal they made would have to have a high chance of success to go ahead.

Hope your payment arrives quickly and you can relax a little.

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๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ no chance of me on a horse ๐Ÿด they scare the life out of me! Now I might manage to run 26 miles ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ in my dreams or get my roof sorted at long last xx

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That's brilliant news, my aunt won her appeal from tribunal and dwp did say they was appealing the decision , my poor aunt was so stressed from it all then a few weeks later dwp decided there not appealing after all and she got her money back dated and All's been ok, I've heard a few people say they had same problem with it then suddenly get a letter to say no appeal and everything is sorted, think they do it to cause more stress, hopefully yours will be straight forward, best wishes xx

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Aww your poor Aunt, they are so cruel putting people through even more stress ๐Ÿ˜ž Thank you for your kind words, I will keep my fingers crossed it goes through ok ๐Ÿ˜˜ xxx

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Brilliant news for your aunt, more people need to appeal xx

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I can imagine the stress of it all. I'm pleased for you! :-)

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Well done I am so pleased for you. It is so rare for the DWP to appeal a decision that I would put that thought out of your head. My husband won his tribunal and was awarded 18 points the assessor had originally given him 0 and the DWP didn't appeal. I also thought they were very fair, we had to go through two tribunals as they said they felt they had insufficient evidence the first time around and wanted access to all his medical records. They apologised after they had given the verdict and said he should not have been out through the ordeal and wished him well for the future. X

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Thank you so much for your kind reply, I'm trying to think positively ๐Ÿ˜€ So glad your husband got what he deserved. I had 6 for daily living & the tribunal put me up to 9 & 4 for mobility & was put up to 12. Was so amazed & delighted. Just hope they don't keep me waiting for too long for some money xx

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His came through very quickly so fingers crossed for you.x

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good news

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I remember appealing my very first pip claim and although it wasn't successful the lady judge and the 3 others gave me some really good advice to put in a reclaim. She also put more points onto one section ( forget now which one ) and disagreed with the original assessor that I could walk the stated metres it said. So she over ruled that. It wasn't a win situation but did help me sail through my claim 2nd time around ๐Ÿ˜€

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