Hi guys, im Mell.
Ive a really important question if anyone can help me, i'll leave a little background to help you get the drift...
I have suffered from Fibro, HMS, Cervical spondylosis and Chronic depression since the late 90s. I received middle rate care and higher mobility from around 2004 until Jan 2011 when my renewal date arrived. I put in my renewal forms and suddenly were told i wasnt entitled to ANY of it! i lost my benefits and they came and took my car leaving me housebound.
I have been fighting this since and had three tribunals... the last one after i went all the way to the judge of commissioners whom overturned the hearings due to errors of law and ordered a new 1st tier hearing. This i attended and again lost! I got the statement of reasons again and sent it off again with my reasons for wanting to appeal AGAIN! and have had a letter from tribunals service stating the tribunal judge has refused my request to appeal AGAIN! however i can apply to the commissioners judge again to go to upper tribunal AGAIN!!!!
Aside from my appeals I applied with a fresh claim in may to DLA and have just been told that i AM entitled to High rates in BOTH Mobility and Care.... I am over the moon that finally i will be getting the help i need.
Soooo..... My question is....
If i choose to go to the judge commissioner again and pursue my appeals from previous decision can they take my new award from me or alter it in any way?
I dont understand how they said i were ill enough for 6yrs to receive benefits then take them off me completely saying i wasnt, then give me higher rates almost two yrs later saying i AM ill enough again!!!! i must have had a miraculous recovery spell put on me which suddenly ran out!!!!
Thankyou in anticipation of any help received.