Won a tribunal over 5 months ago....no response from DWP. What next?
I have been in receipt of DLA for 15+ years, and in 2018 I started the process to transfer PIP (at the DWP’s request). I was on DLA medium care and high mobility.
In February 2019 the DWP halted my payments (I was on DLA at that point) and, long story short, I won the court tribunal in September 2020.
Since then all I’ve had is:
(a) a copy of a letter requesting the tribunal judge’s justification for the decision
(b) a letter stating an assessor will be in contact with me.
I have not started receiving any payments yet so I have followed this up with recorded letters (still no response) and am contacting my local MP this week. Is there any advice you can give please?
Am I right in assuming that I should receive backdated payments to February 2019 when the DWP stopped the payments? I won the tribunal over 5 months ago and I am shocked and disappointed that the payments have not resumed. It is saddening having to rely on my parents not only for my physical daily needs, but also financially.
Additionally, due to this delay I have been unable to apply for the warm home heating subsidy or help with things like the car tax subsidy that I was previously entitled to. Is there any way of applying retrospectively so I am not out of pocket for this?