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Can I change to a telephone/video call?

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chastaybam
chastaybam Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi. I am awaiting a date for a tribunal. I’m trying to claim for my mental health. When my husband filled the form in he stated I would attend a face to face hearing.
I am having so many regrets that I just want to cancel the full claim. The thought of having to go and attend is making me ill. I shake and cry and suffer from high heart rate visiting my regular GP so I don’t know how I can even cope with this.
the stress and anxiety over it is phenomenal. I can’t eat or sleep thinking about it. Can my husband ring them and ask them to change to a call or video call? Thank you.
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    Most ‘face to face’ hearings are currently conducted as video hearings. There is no harm in ringing the tribunal service that video or telephone is what you would prefer.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • chastaybam
    chastaybam Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    calcotti said:
    Most ‘face to face’ hearings are currently conducted as video hearings.
    Thank you. I hope I get one. The thought of travelling and sitting with a room full of strangers is making me question the full claim.
    thank you again.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @chastaybam

    Keep us updated :) Hoping it all goes well for you! 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    Most ‘face to face’ hearings are currently conducted as video hearings.
    Thank you. I hope I get one. The thought of travelling and sitting with a room full of strangers is making me question the full claim.
    thank you again.
    But as advised
    calcotti said: There is no harm in ringing the tribunal service that video or telephone is what you would prefer.

    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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