Discussion in 'benefits and housing' started by xsunnysuex, Jul 13, 2012.
Everything crossed for you xsunnysuex
Ah, I didn't know that....hope you find out tomorrow and that it's a positive result, obv. Not surprised you're not holding your breath just cos it's such a weight but you just take a deep breath and say all that you have to say. Hoping you've got someone to support you and keeping it all crossed, too x
i think if they can give an answer, they do.
Oh, here n there, doing stuff off the internets
Ah! Where you 'BEEN'! I did wonder!?! YES, where I MEAN cesare!?! Minnie!
All the best, hope you get a result.
You mean getting a life?
I didn't realise 'til after
and you didn't even tell me or ask what I meant
Well I assumed you meant WHAT YOU SAID!
I read it a few times....and it made sense, sort of, in the end...so I *liked* it
Good for you!
Good luck sunnysue. A mate's sister had her decision reversed less than 24 hours before the appeal hearing, after she had got another mate to go through the paperwork & benefits rules with a fine-toothed comb and come to the hearing with her - apparently this is quite common.
FWIW the main advantage to asking for a review of the initial decision is that it buys you time to prepare for the appeal, and it can be less physically taxing than attending an appeal tribunal if you don't have to.
BTW you can have the appeal panel come to you at home if you're far too sick or disabled to travel. I've known a few people with severe M.E. do that. One of them (unable to sit up for more than a few minutes) felt a bit odd having the appeal panel sitting in her bedroom, but they found in her favour.
Cheers, really useful info. I've no idea about most of this sort of thing apart from very limited experience plus what other people have shared. The more everyone knows about how it all works, the better, I think.
They'll give an answer if they can, yes. If not they'll adjourn if they decide they want to hear further evidence from either side, or if either side dislikes their decision and opts to appeal (assuming they have leave to do so). But if they can give you a decision then and there, they will.
I won!!! Thanks for all your good wishes. They worked. I couldn't have had nicer people on the panel. The judge looked very much like hyacinth bucket.
The people before me didn't look too happy. So I thought I've no chance here. But they gave me the decision there and then. I didn't even have to wait outside while they discussed it.
The letter they gave me recommends I be reassessed again within 24 months. I don't know if the dwp will take any notice of that.
Now I will have to battle to get the benefit they stopped backdated. And get back to the full amount to be paid. I am sooo relieved I can't tell you. Thanks again for thinking of me.
So glad you got a good outcome. Yay for you!!
Well, you can live in hope. At least it may buy you a bit of respite from worrying about it.
Good luck with that, even if by rights you shouldn't have to do this.
A good result for one of us is also hope for the rest. I hope you're going to celebrate this.
Hooray! Greaty news sunnysue
I am. With a chinese takeaway lol.
Thank you Minnie
Now can you tell us all about the tribunal? How long it took, how many points you got, what questions were asked etc?
Fantastic news sunnysue, congratulations!
Well. I'm claiming for osteoarthritis in my knee. And depression. I was actually in the hearing for about 30mins.
I didn't get any points for the arthritis . But I got 15 points on mental health grounds. They asked about my knee movements. Then asked about the problems I had with my depression.
Was it just a law official and doctor?
Yes. And they were really nice.
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