Department for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) lost First-tier Tribunal (SEC) appeal (of decision not to pay Personal Independence Payment (“PIP”))

Department for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) lost First-tier Tribunal (SEC) appeal (of decision not to pay Personal Independence Payment (“PIP”))

Department for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) lost First-tier Tribunal (SEC) appeal (of decision not to pay Personal Independence Payment (“PIP”))

                                                          

Birkenhead County Court entrance 5th October 2018 which was the venue for the First-tier Tribunal hearing (Social Entitlement Chamber)
Birkenhead County Court entrance which was the venue for the First-tier Tribunal hearing (Social Entitlement Chamber)

By John Brace – Appellant

First publication date: Thursday 7th April 2022, 12:01 (BST).

Previous reports on the prior hearings (both of which were adjourned) in this same appeal held on 14th December 2021 and 28th February 2020 at the same venue can be read at either of these links (which will open a new page).

Appellant: Mr John Brace (unrepresented)
Respondent: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) represented by Miss Green (Presenting Officer)
Case number: SC062/19/01113
Location: 76 Hamilton St, Birkenhead CH41 5EN (ground floor)
Mode of hearing: Hybrid (face to face/phone)
Date and time of hearing: Tuesday 15th March 2022, 10.00 am
Type: First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber)
First-tier Tribunal Judge: Judge Jenny Frances Lester-Ashworth
First-tier Tribunal Medical Member: Dr Simon Jerome Lundy
First-tier Tribunal Disability Member: Mrs M Walton

As I waited in the waiting area in the corridor before the hearing started, it was shortly after 9.40 am (just over two months) since Leonora had died and I felt upset. Leonora had represented me from the start of the appeal in November 2019 and during the previous two face to face hearings in 2021 and 2020) it was strange to be at this final hearing without her. This was an appeal of a mandatory reconsideration decision not to award PIP made by Jo Brown dated 24th October 2019.
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What reasonable adjustments were agreed for a First-tier Tribunal hearing in a PIP (Personal Independent Payment) appeal and why was an urgent hearing granted in a case that started in 2019?

What reasonable adjustments were agreed for a First-tier Tribunal hearing in a PIP (Personal Independent Payment) appeal and why was an urgent hearing granted in a case that started in 2019?

What reasonable adjustments were agreed for a First-tier Tribunal hearing in a PIP (Personal Independent Payment) appeal and why was an urgent hearing granted in a case that started in 2019??

                                                

Birkenhead County Court entrance 5th October 2018 which was the venue for the First-tier Tribunal hearing (Social Entitlement Chamber)
Birkenhead County Court entrance which was the venue for the First-tier Tribunal hearing (Social Entitlement Chamber)

By John Brace – Appellant
and
Leonora Brace – Appellant’s Representative

First publication date: Saturday 1st January 2022, 21:37 (GMT).

Regular readers of this blog will know that I previously published a piece about a First-tier Tribunal hearing on the 14th December 2021 in Birkenhead involving an appeal of a PIP (Personal Independence Payment) mandatory reconsideration decision by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions made in 2019.

At the time I wrote a very short piece, but as now a couple of weeks has passed, I wanted to provide more detail.
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First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) PIP Appeal adjourned for second time

First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) PIP Appeal adjourned for second time

First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) PIP Appeal adjourned for second time

                                               

Birkenhead County Court entrance 5th October 2018 which was the venue for the First-tier Tribunal hearing (Social Entitlement Chamber)
Birkenhead County Court entrance which was the venue for the First-tier Tribunal hearing (Social Entitlement Chamber)

By John Brace – Appellant
and
Leonora Brace – Appellant’s Representative

First publication date: Friday 17th December 2021, 17:31 (GMT).

Due to the ongoing nature of this matter comments have been disabled.

A report on the previous hearing on 28th February 2020, that was previously published on this blog can be read here.

Appellant: Mr John Brace represented by Mrs Leonora Brace
Respondent: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) represented by a Presenting Officer
Case number: SC062/19/01113
Location: 76 Hamilton St, Birkenhead CH41 5EN (ground floor)
Mode of hearing: Hybrid (face to face/phone)
Date and time of hearing: Tuesday 14th December 2021, 10.00 am
Type: First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber)

The weather was foggy and cold.

There were a number of timed parking bays outside the Court building in Hamilton Street, Birkenhead near the start of the disabled access ramp. With a Blue Badge you can park there for 3 hours.
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Department for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) lost First-tier Tribunal (SEC) appeal (of decision not to pay Universal Credit) because of DWP’s inability to provide crucial communication from the DWP to the Claimant

Department for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) lost First-tier Tribunal (SEC) appeal (of decision not to pay Universal Credit) because of DWP’s inability to provide crucial communication from the DWP to the Claimant

Department for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) lost First-tier Tribunal (SEC) appeal (of decision not to pay Universal Credit) because of DWP’s inability to provide crucial communication from the DWP to the Claimant

                                                   

By John Brace (Editor)
and Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: 19th November 2021, 17:00 (GMT).

This is a report of a judicial hearing I virtually observed (with the aid of automatic captions) on Thursday 18th November 2021 in the Sutton Social Security and Child Support (“Sutton SSCS”) region. The mode of hearing was Cloud Video Platform (“CVP”).

It was heard before a single First-tier Tribunal Judge (“FTTJ”) who was FTTJ Harrington.
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