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Incapacity Benefit appeal pending but no payments while waiting?
Thanks for looking at this as so frustrating. Basically on incapacity benefit but after another medical been told that i dont have enought points. I have appealed and have been awaiting for a tribunal date. This has been going on for over six months. What happened that shocked me was that they did not reduce the level of payment they just stopped paying all together. As i assumed the tribunal would not take long although worried i was able to live of the back payment which was a large sum after winning a previous tribunal. (I have won two tribunals) However now that money is gone and i have relied on friends and family to help me with food and bills. I have not wanted to sign on at the jobcentre but now looks i will be forced too although not sure how this will affect my appeal. All the stress has exsparated my condition and have spent nearly every day and sleepless nights worrying about. Is it legal for them to cut all payment to me while waiting for an appeal? Is there anyway i can fight for them to pay me the reduced rate until appeal decision? This is my last chance as in my area it is impossible to get any advice from CAB as they are closed you have to wait months for an appointment.If anyone has been in the same position and have any helpful advice it would be most appreciated. It looks like i will have to attend my tribunal alone with no professional help which is intimidating enough. In the intervening months twice they have said we will look at your case again and then said you will still have to appeal as we agree with the decision. Thanks for reading.