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New member here needing some advice if that's OK.
My partner had been receiving DLA for the last 12 years and myself a carers allowance for taking caring of her.
She was recently told to apply for the new PIP benefit and like many I read of she has not been awarded it. Therefore she has had DLA benefit stopped and I have lost my carers allowance.
We failed the mandatory reconsideration and have applied to the appeal tribunal. We have sent medical letters of evidence from her GP, Psychiatrist and another from her psychologist. We also have sent in supporting letters from our local M.P and citizens advice bureau.
We have been waiting for our appeal date but a letter arrived recently from the DWP stating that they have received the appeal request from the appeal board and photocopies of all our paperwork so far. However the letter also mentions that they (DWP) would like the tribunal to "dismiss the appeal and to agree with the decision of the secretary of state".
Has anyone else experienced this also?
We are unsure now whats going on, does this mean its over already?
We have heard nothing from the appeal board saying we cannot appeal but were told it was going ahead in the future.
Any insight would be most appreciated from the experts on this forum,
Hope this makes sense, a bit anxious writing this.
Happy to answer any questions.
Thanks so much
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