OK so it's prob over a month since I put in for my PIP appeal, and I've been relishing the peace and quiet of having them off my back for a bit whilst simultaneously freaking about losing my Motability vehicle imminently.... So yesterday some money appeared in my bank balance that was more than usual and 2 days early, but I didn't want to ring and speak to them so just presumed it was early for Xmas and that they'd realised they owed me it for something (had a couple of things the same recently with ESA)... So today's post arrived, a brown envelope... that was obviously from DWP (shudder) which I presumed was about the appeal and I dreaded opening it... 3 sentences in all I can take in was things like changed our mind, appeal not going ahead and I'm afraid a relative had to take over at that point as I nigh on passed out!
YES, not a hallucination DWP have ACTUALLY changed their minds, and without dragging me thru the dreaded and unbearable appeal tribunal!!!! An accompanying letter from the Tribunal Service confirmed that they were closing it their end! 😲
So I now have to sort out about £700 that I owe Motability, but hoo-bloody-ray it's OVER!!!!
The DWP letter basically said they would review in 2 years at the beginning, but then said they would not review it at the end(?)... My MP has been a miracle worker!
I'm too exhausted to write more, but wanted to let you all know!