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ESA Appeal Tomorrow Morning...........

Discussion in 'benefits and housing' started by xsunnysuex, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Everything crossed for you xsunnysuex :)
     
  2. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    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
     
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  3. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    Yep :cool:
     
  4. toggle

    toggle Fucking Furious Feminist

    i think if they can give an answer, they do.
     
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  5. cesare

    cesare in a cereal box

    Oh, here n there, doing stuff off the internets :D :)
     
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  6. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    Ah! Where you 'BEEN'! :D I did wonder!?! YES, where I MEAN cesare!?! :hmm: :confused: Minnie! :D
     
  7. cesare

    cesare in a cereal box

  8. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    hehe :D
     
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  9. Frances Lengel

    Frances Lengel Atrophied Member

    All the best, hope you get a result.
     
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  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    You mean getting a life? :D
     
  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    I didn't realise 'til after :facepalm:

    and you didn't even tell me or ask what I meant :mad::D
     
  12. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    Well I assumed you meant WHAT YOU SAID! :p
    I read it a few times....and it made sense, sort of, in the end...so I *liked* it :D
     
  13. cesare

    cesare in a cereal box

    Yes:D (((life)))
     
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  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Good for you! ;)
     
  15. oryx

    oryx Gamey Winehouse

    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 :mad: - apparently this is quite common.
     
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  16. Greebo

    Greebo Does my bum look big in this paradigm shift?

    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. :cool:
     
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  17. cesare

    cesare in a cereal box

    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.
     
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  18. Bakunin

    Bakunin https://robertwalsh.contently.com

    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.
     
  19. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Is it that time already?

    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. :D:D:D
     
  20. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    So glad you got a good outcome. Yay for you!! :)
     
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  21. Greebo

    Greebo Does my bum look big in this paradigm shift?

    Halle-bleedin-lujah! :D
    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.
     
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  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Hooray! Greaty news sunnysue :D
     
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  23. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Is it that time already?

    I am. :D With a chinese takeaway lol.
     
  24. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Is it that time already?

    Thank you Minnie :)
     
  25. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Now can you tell us all about the tribunal? How long it took, how many points you got, what questions were asked etc?
     
  26. cesare

    cesare in a cereal box

    Fantastic news sunnysue, congratulations! :cool::cool:
     
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  27. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat roast fishco and cornbread

  28. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Is it that time already?

    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 :rolleyes:. 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.
     
  29. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Was it just a law official and doctor?
     
  30. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Is it that time already?

    Yes. And they were really nice.
     

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