Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Fast Tracked

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Cloud9
Cloud9 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi all I’m new here, hope you are all well. I’ve been awarded PIP at the low rate. I’ve now sent all relevant info for a paper tribunal, I was contacted last week by pip and the lady was just asking was I ok? She then said she’d fast track my apple, does anyone know how long it will be until I hear back? Tia 

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  • Cloud9
    Cloud9 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have no idea what they mean by "fast tracked." Are you aware that paper based hearings have a very low success rate of between 5-8%. 
    It would be much better for you to either have a telephone hearing or face to face. Success rate of either of those is around 70%.
    I have no idea of the waiting time for paper based hearings but appearing in person or telephone hearings often it's several months, possibly longer.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Cloud9
    Cloud9 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Oh dear, didn’t realise that. I’ll ring them tomorrow and see if I can change too a telephone hearing. Thanks for your quick reply.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you managed to ring them yet @Cloud9 and, if so, have you been able to change it to a telephone hearing? Please feel free to let us know how it goes and if there's anything else we can do to support you  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • Cloud9
    Cloud9 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi there, yes managed too get it changed too a telephone call. Hopefully the wait won’t be to long. I’ll let you know when I get the call. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    It sounds really positive that you have managed to get it changed to a telephone call @Cloud9. Hopefully, the wait won't be too long.

    Yes, please do let us know when you get the call and how it goes if you feel comfortable with this.

    Similarly, please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we can do to support you  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
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