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I was interested to receive a corrected tribunal decision, applied for by the DWP.

An award had been made for a fixed period, but the end date was in fact the date a new claim had been put into payment, so there was an overlap of one day.  What on earth could it mean?

Clearly, the DWP could not be expected to make sense of the decision as it stood, so it was quite right to incur the additional expenses involved in having the decision looked at again.

The decision now makes it clear that payment should only be made up to the date of the new award, not overlapping with it.