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    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 5th Nov 19, 12:14 PM
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    DLA tribunal advice?
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    • 5th Nov 19, 12:14 PM
    DLA tribunal advice? 5th Nov 19 at 12:14 PM
    I've received the date for my son's DLA hearing(next Monday but I've had to ask for a postponement as I can't get there for 10am) and they have asked me to email any extra paperwork or information I may have which I will do this evening, but I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice about the tribunal itself as it's a little bit scary. (For information he has dyspraxia and his symptoms haven't changed since he was awarded it but they suddenly decided he didn't need any extra help any more)
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    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 12th Nov 19, 6:34 PM
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    Thanks LocoLoco-me too but I can't see it happening tbh. They were very nice but it seemed as if they didn't really believe me.
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    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 13th Nov 19, 12:38 PM
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    I just got a letter from the tribunal and they say they are allowing the appeal...I won? I actually won? Does that mean I'll start receiving it again? What happens now?
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 13th Nov 19, 3:52 PM
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    I just got a letter from the tribunal and they say they are allowing the appeal...I won? I actually won? Does that mean I'll start receiving it again? What happens now?
    Originally posted by Toomuchdebt
    Great news! You will receive backdated money from the date the original decision was made and the award will be put into payment BUT this can sometimes take as long as 8 weeks.



    With Christmas just around the corner and backlogs getting bigger, you may not receive anything before Christmas. Hopefully, it will be sooner of course.
    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 13th Nov 19, 4:03 PM
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    Thank you! Hopefully it won't take as long but after Christmas is good too
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    • LocoLoco
    • By LocoLoco 13th Nov 19, 5:07 PM
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    Really pleased it was good news, OP, it's nice to hear good stories I hope it all gets set up and the payments go through quickly, will be lovely if it's sorted out before Christmas x
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 13th Nov 19, 7:46 PM
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    I just got a letter from the tribunal and they say they are allowing the appeal...I won? I actually won? Does that mean I'll start receiving it again? What happens now?
    Originally posted by Toomuchdebt
    Excellent.

    What was the award? Middle rate care?
    Alice Holt Forest situated some 4 miles south of Farnham forms the most northerly gateway to the South Downs National Park.
    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 13th Nov 19, 8:19 PM
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    Excellent.

    What was the award? Middle rate care?
    Originally posted by Alice Holt
    Highest rate care and low mobility.
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    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 13th Nov 19, 8:26 PM
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    OMG I've just realised they've awarded him MORE than before.Before he was only getting the care part. Does that mean they will pay the higher amount from when it got stopped in May?
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    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 13th Nov 19, 8:46 PM
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    OMG I've just realised they've awarded him MORE than before.Before he was only getting the care part. Does that mean they will pay the higher amount from when it got stopped in May?
    Originally posted by Toomuchdebt
    Yes. The new award will be backdated to the date the previous award was stopped.
    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 13th Nov 19, 9:03 PM
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    Yes. The new award will be backdated to the date the previous award was stopped.
    Originally posted by calcotti

    Thank you so much.
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    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 13th Nov 19, 9:09 PM
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    Are you receiving Child Tax Credits?

    If so, let HMRC know of the award:
    https://contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/extra-tax-credit-payments-if-youre-claiming-dla/

    Also (if relevant):
    https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/disability-living-allowance/help-with-your-dla-claim/disability-living-allowance-dla-extra-money-and-benefits-you-can-get/
    Alice Holt Forest situated some 4 miles south of Farnham forms the most northerly gateway to the South Downs National Park.
    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 13th Nov 19, 9:15 PM
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    Oh yes I am getting child tax credits-should I wait for the actual award letter or is the tribunal latter enough?
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    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 13th Nov 19, 9:22 PM
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    Oh yes I am getting child tax credits-should I wait for the actual award letter or is the tribunal latter enough?
    Originally posted by Toomuchdebt
    Good - From memory I recall that if you notify HMRC within one month (?) of the tribunal decision the additional disability TC elements will also be backdated to the DWP decision date.

    I'd send a copy of the tribunal decision notice with a covering letter (along with a phone call). Make sure you keep a copy of all correspondence, and a note of time / date / etc of phone calls.


    Edit: I post a link to the Advice Now appeal guides (for both PIP and DLA), as I think they are very helpful for anyone undertaking an appeal. However, I am often unsure if posters follow that link and take any notice of that guidance.
    You are one of the few OP's who have said they wrote a statement using info from the Advice Now guide, so it's gratifying that your hearing was so successful.
    Last edited by Alice Holt; 13-11-2019 at 9:33 PM.
    Alice Holt Forest situated some 4 miles south of Farnham forms the most northerly gateway to the South Downs National Park.
    • Spoonie Turtle
    • By Spoonie Turtle 13th Nov 19, 10:19 PM
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    Brilliant news! I'm so pleased to hear you had such a good outcome.
    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 13th Nov 19, 10:25 PM
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    Good - From memory I recall that if you notify HMRC within one month (?) of the tribunal decision the additional disability TC elements will also be backdated to the DWP decision date. I'll get on to them tomorrow

    I'd send a copy of the tribunal decision notice with a covering letter (along with a phone call). Make sure you keep a copy of all correspondence, and a note of time / date / etc of phone calls.
    Will do

    Edit: I post a link to the Advice Now appeal guides (for both PIP and DLA), as I think they are very helpful for anyone undertaking an appeal. However, I am often unsure if posters follow that link and take any notice of that guidance.
    You are one of the few OP's who have said they wrote a statement using info from the Advice Now guide, so it's gratifying that your hearing was so successful.
    Originally posted by Alice Holt
    The site really was very helpful, especially the statement template. Made it so much easier to write a well organised statement, and to include everything I wanted to. I would never have written it without seeing that site so I'm really grateful to you for posting it.
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