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Man wins his appeal for PIP

We were asked to help a man who had lost his PIP (Personal Independence Payment) award.  He successfully appealed it but it took a year to be heard and then although he'd won, he was waiting to be repaid the money he was due, dating back to when his PIP award was cancelled.  Completely without money for Christmas he was really fed up as it meant even longer to wait.  We offered him £50 to tide him over as finally found out that the payment to him from the DWP would be made on the 27th of this month.

Tags : DWP Benefits PIP Appeal Repayment

Lady without heating

We were asked to help out a lady who is in receipt of ESA, as she has Epilepsy, Anxiety and depression.  She was in receipt of DLA, but when she was switched for PIP, she lost her claim.  This has meant that her income has dropped by £130 per week.  She is appealing the decision and is due to have her claim heard later this month, our Agents are confident that her PIP will be awarded.  She needs help in the meantime to pay for some heating, as she is currently unable to heat her home.  She needs to cover the next few week, because even if she is successful, it will take several weeks for the DWP to address the backpayment she would be due, and to actually pay that.  We agreed to send her £150.

Tags : heating ESA DLA PIP PIPFailure Appeal Tribunal

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