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    tigtag02
    Incapacity Benefit Tribunal
    • #1
    • 23rd Jul 08, 7:05 PM
    Incapacity Benefit Tribunal 23rd Jul 08 at 7:05 PM
    Well, we've only bloody gone and done it.

    Letter came today.

    OH has WON the tribunal

    And it was a written one which goes to show just how strong a case he had and proves what a pair og imbiciles the *Indipendent* GP and DM were.

    10 sodding points they gave him ~ the tribunal of common sense have awarded him 16.

    To be honest, I dont give one jot about the money but as far as proving that yes, being 34 and needing new hips is a bit of a disability to the monkeys who worked on his claim/case/appeal is like winning the lottery.

    I'd even like to stick one in the eye of the CAB who refused to help (and basically told us we didnt have a chance)

    But I'm not bitter
    baby no3 due 16th November
    TEAM YELLOW
    DFD 16/6/10
    "Shut your gob! Or I'll come round your houses and stamp on all your toys" The ONE, the ONLY, the LEGENDARY Gene Hunt
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    • healy
    • By healy 23rd Jul 08, 7:29 PM
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    healy
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    • 23rd Jul 08, 7:29 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 08, 7:29 PM
    I am pleased to hear your good news.

    I hope you are not too bad otherwise.

    Best Wishes.
  • tigtag02
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    • 23rd Jul 08, 8:50 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 08, 8:50 PM
    I am pleased to hear your good news.

    I hope you are not too bad otherwise.

    Best Wishes.
    Originally posted by healy
    Thanks healy

    I'm bearing up
    baby no3 due 16th November
    TEAM YELLOW
    DFD 16/6/10
    "Shut your gob! Or I'll come round your houses and stamp on all your toys" The ONE, the ONLY, the LEGENDARY Gene Hunt
    • LadyMorticia
    • By LadyMorticia 23rd Jul 08, 8:56 PM
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    LadyMorticia
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    • 23rd Jul 08, 8:56 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 08, 8:56 PM
    That's great news!
    ♫Cast your stones. cast your judgement
    You don't make me who I am♫
    • woodbine
    • By woodbine 23rd Jul 08, 9:17 PM
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    woodbine
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    • 23rd Jul 08, 9:17 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 08, 9:17 PM
    excellent news,proves that one should never give up
    • seven-day-weekend
    • By seven-day-weekend 23rd Jul 08, 10:10 PM
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    seven-day-weekend
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    • 23rd Jul 08, 10:10 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 08, 10:10 PM
    Well done, glad for you!
    To love someone is to learn the song in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten it
    'I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it': C.S. Lewis
    St. Augustine — 'In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.'
  • Valley's girl
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    • 24th Jul 08, 12:35 AM
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    • 24th Jul 08, 12:35 AM
    That's great news tigtag
    Best wishes
    Ally x
    Official DMP Mutual Support Club Member No 30
    • cyclonebri1
    • By cyclonebri1 24th Jul 08, 9:55 AM
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    cyclonebri1
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    • 24th Jul 08, 9:55 AM
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    • 24th Jul 08, 9:55 AM
    [quote=tigtag02;12741489]Well, we've only bloody gone and done it.



    I can't read that without imagining Dellboy saying it to Rodney

    Congrats
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 24th Jul 08, 11:29 AM
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    • 24th Jul 08, 11:29 AM
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    • 24th Jul 08, 11:29 AM
    And it was a written one which goes to show just how strong a case he had and proves what a pair og imbiciles the *Indipendent* GP and DM were.

    I'd even like to stick one in the eye of the CAB who refused to help (and basically told us we didnt have a chance)
    Originally posted by tigtag02
    Congratulations! It's such a relief when it's reinstated, isn't it?

    You were unlucky with CAB. Do write to them and tell the result - maybe they'll be more accommodating in the future.
  • Strike_Team
    Well done!
  • Kat44
    Well, we've only bloody gone and done it.

    Letter came today.

    OH has WON the tribunal

    And it was a written one which goes to show just how strong a case he had and proves what a pair og imbiciles the *Indipendent* GP and DM were.

    10 sodding points they gave him ~ the tribunal of common sense have awarded him 16.

    To be honest, I dont give one jot about the money but as far as proving that yes, being 34 and needing new hips is a bit of a disability to the monkeys who worked on his claim/case/appeal is like winning the lottery.

    I'd even like to stick one in the eye of the CAB who refused to help (and basically told us we didnt have a chance)

    But I'm not bitter
    Originally posted by tigtag02

    Congratulations on your win!
    Hope you don't mind me posting in your thread but I wanted to share that my dad has also today just won his appeal for incapacity benefit

    They refused him before saying he'd got only 6 points (he has a serious heart condition, can't lift things, can't walk far, out of breath easily etc, but because he didn't need an alcoholic drink when he woke up, he was deemed fit to work) :confused:

    Anyway, the people today gave him 23 points! bit of a difference! His condition has got worse since the original rejection as well so they took that into consideration as well

    The CAB also said they couldn't help my dad with his appeal because they only take on cases with 7 points or more as they expect to lose any others - although this obviously wasn't true in your case!

    Congratulations again
  • lydia dustbin
    WELL DONE

    i am a community mental health nurse. i go to tribunals regularly to support my clients

    only those who are prepared to stick it out and fight succeed

    so well done x
    save energy - stay in bed x

  • tigtag02
    Congratulations on your win!
    Hope you don't mind me posting in your thread but I wanted to share that my dad has also today just won his appeal for incapacity benefit

    They refused him before saying he'd got only 6 points (he has a serious heart condition, can't lift things, can't walk far, out of breath easily etc, but because he didn't need an alcoholic drink when he woke up, he was deemed fit to work) :confused:

    Anyway, the people today gave him 23 points! bit of a difference! His condition has got worse since the original rejection as well so they took that into consideration as well

    The CAB also said they couldn't help my dad with his appeal because they only take on cases with 7 points or more as they expect to lose any others - although this obviously wasn't true in your case!

    Congratulations again
    Originally posted by Kat44
    Excellent news

    Maybe they need to start disallowing the fraudsters and we might just be on our way to a better system
    baby no3 due 16th November
    TEAM YELLOW
    DFD 16/6/10
    "Shut your gob! Or I'll come round your houses and stamp on all your toys" The ONE, the ONLY, the LEGENDARY Gene Hunt
  • trashcan
    I am very pleased for you. i also just won my case going from 13 points to 22. I felt so upset going through this, its bad enough have all these medical problems without going through this. That also said because i because I didn't need a morning drink and that because I washed and looked tidy that I was fit for work. let them have a stroke and see how they cope.

    Anyway i am very pleased for you because i no what it does to you.
  • tigtag02
    I have just been going through all the IB stuff and noticed that they STILL havent awarded him any points for his walking :confused:

    SO

    If they were to go with the 200 yards that we *marked* on the original forms that would be another 7 points taking him to 23 ~ not that I'm gonna question that now, just an observation!!

    Mental innit
    baby no3 due 16th November
    TEAM YELLOW
    DFD 16/6/10
    "Shut your gob! Or I'll come round your houses and stamp on all your toys" The ONE, the ONLY, the LEGENDARY Gene Hunt
    • cyclonebri1
    • By cyclonebri1 25th Jul 08, 9:39 AM
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    cyclonebri1
    Excellent news

    Maybe they need to start disallowing the fraudsters and we might just be on our way to a better system
    Originally posted by tigtag02

    Unfortunately thats what this is all about. There must be so many fraudulent claims that from time to time genuine cases will get kicked out which is why the appeal process is so important and should not be feared.

    But I can't help thinking that there is something fundamentally wrong with the original process is so may fraudsters get through and so many real cases are rejected:confused:
    • healy
    • By healy 25th Jul 08, 7:07 PM
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    healy
    Hello,

    Quick question - I was wondering how long it took for your decision letter to arrive? My tribunal was this afternoon and they couldn't tell me in person (because there was a "volatile" person in this afternoon and they were worried he'd get violent if his appeal was declined, and if they send one decision out in a letter they have to send them all :confused so I'm just anxiously awaiting my letter.

    Thanks

    Sarah
    Originally posted by whoopdedoo
    You should have your decsion through the post pretty quickly, within about a week as it is just a case of putting a piece of paper in an envelope and sending it off.
  • Always Harassed
    My friend is going through all this. Can you tell me how long it is from you register an appeal to getting a hearing. What is involved? The local council put in an appeal and spent about 2 seconds doing it. Will this impact on getting an appeal or do they all get a hearing.
    Thanks
  • tigtag02
    Hello,

    Quick question - I was wondering how long it took for your decision letter to arrive? My tribunal was this afternoon and they couldn't tell me in person (because there was a "volatile" person in this afternoon and they were worried he'd get violent if his appeal was declined, and if they send one decision out in a letter they have to send them all :confused so I'm just anxiously awaiting my letter.

    Thanks

    Sarah
    Originally posted by whoopdedoo
    It was heard on the 21st and we had the letter on the 23rd.

    We didnt however know when it was going to be heard. I would imagine you're letter will be with you early next week

    Good Luck
    baby no3 due 16th November
    TEAM YELLOW
    DFD 16/6/10
    "Shut your gob! Or I'll come round your houses and stamp on all your toys" The ONE, the ONLY, the LEGENDARY Gene Hunt
  • tigtag02
    My friend is going through all this. Can you tell me how long it is from you register an appeal to getting a hearing. What is involved? The local council put in an appeal and spent about 2 seconds doing it. Will this impact on getting an appeal or do they all get a hearing.
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Always Harassed
    OH had his medical in Jan and they stopped his IB at the end of Feb.

    We wrote a letter of disgust appeal and they ignored it.

    I had to write again.

    They were very nice and accepted the appeal even though it wasnt on the correct form (is there a form) :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    The main point of the appeal was the fact that the Dr's report was an administrive shambles and that he had an obvious lack of knowledge of his condition.

    The DWP replied that administration is open to interpretation and that a Dr is a Dr is a Dr and that he was just as qualified as the specialist :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Wrote back to say cobblers

    Own GP wrote letter of support but consultant ignored the request

    DWP did not respond again

    You know the rest
    baby no3 due 16th November
    TEAM YELLOW
    DFD 16/6/10
    "Shut your gob! Or I'll come round your houses and stamp on all your toys" The ONE, the ONLY, the LEGENDARY Gene Hunt
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