Dave. The DLA rep carried the judgement back with him and sat on it for 3 weeks. When asked by the nice lady dealing with my wife's claim he told her the result and that they would not be appealing. He only had 5 days left to find a legal error any way, the only reason they can appeal. Any other reason is them simply deliberately delaying payment for vindictiveness. She has been plugging the claim back into the DLA steam driven computer for 2 days. It depends who is dealing with the claim and how you deal with them. Possibly my offer to come down to Blackpool and give her a hug for being so helpful may have helped. They are also not allowed to accept a copy of the result from you but must re request it from the Tribunal if they 'lose' it.