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Strawberry1
Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 3,515 Disability Gamechanger
Sorry but unfortunately I've popped back . I have been looking around on the Internet and actually found I have hidden disabilities.  Anyway just to say I have a date for my tribunal.  Not looking forward to it if I'm honest.  

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,385 Scope online community team
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    We're glad to have you back @Strawberry1, you are very welcome here. 
    Do you have long to wait for your tribunal? 
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  • weakspot
    weakspot Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    Fingers crossed your not waiting too long for the tribunal, I had a three month wait, but the result was worth all the stress 
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 3,515 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Adrian_Scope , 6th April is my date . 
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 3,515 Disability Gamechanger
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    @weakspot, I've been waiting a very long time . Not looking forward at all . Thanks for your time today. 
  • weakspot
    weakspot Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    @weakspot, I've been waiting a very long time . Not looking forward at all . Thanks for your time today. 
    Had mine last Wednesday, it was a good result, I did stress a lot and just wanted it over and done with, it wasn’t anywhere near as I thought it was going to be,  anticipation is generally worse then the event, prep yourself for what you want to say, write down questions you want to ask etc, from what I can gather if it’s straight forward and they can make a decision quickly you’ll find out on the same day if not within a week or two after 
  • weakspot
    weakspot Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    @Adrian_Scope , 6th April is my date . 
    Good luck I should be getting my first payments by then according to DWP yesterday 

    it takes them 5 working days after appeal ends for DWP to update there system 
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 3,515 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks @weakspot , glad you got a good result 👍.  Thanks again for your time today it really appreciated 👍.  Take care of yourself. 
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 3,515 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm starting to wish I had never started the Pip process.  I know what the answer will be . Why have I put myself in this situation.  When will I ever learn??????????
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm starting to wish I had never started the Pip process.  I know what the answer will be . Why have I put myself in this situation.  When will I ever learn??????????

    73% of those that take it to Tribunal have a decision in their favour. That's quite a high success rate.
    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.
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 3,515 Disability Gamechanger
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    @poppy123456 , I'm truly not looking forward to the tribunal at all . I know I can close it down but I've waited so long but I'm still not looking forward to it . Its stressful. 
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 3,515 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you for your time @poppy123456 , thanks. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    I don’t think it’s something that anyone looks forward to. Is it in person or telephone? Do you have someone to be with you during the hearing?
    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.
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 3,515 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @poppy123456 , it's over the telephone and yes I will have someone with me . Thanks again for your time today. 
  • Becky93
    Becky93 Community member Posts: 57 Pioneering
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    The tribunal really won't be as bad as you fear. The people at tribunal work with you and are understanding. I went into mine with fear too, but come out of it thinking they seemed good people asking the right questions to understand my case.

    If anything I would argue the DWP assessments are far more stressful, as you always get the sense of they're trying to trick you at every turn. My experience of the tribunal is they are actually looking to understand your case rather than trick you with some gotcha like the DWP are.
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 3,515 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you so much @Becky93 , I really appreciate your feedback.  I was told by someone that's its really awful so I just believed what they said . Thanks again for your time. 
  • weakspot
    weakspot Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    @Strawberry1 everyone’s experience with a tribunal is different, I had a face to face hearing and no one to take with me, they where very nice and gave me plenty of time to give my answers especially when I was becoming a little distressed, 

    I never had high hopes of a positive outcome from tribunal, it turned out to be my anxiety about attending that was the biggest problem, DWP also had a PO there as well she didn’t need to comment and didn’t when asked 

    at the end when I was told my result I was also told by one of the panel taking the claim to tribunal was the right thing to do 

    it won’t be as bad as you think and fingers crossed you’ll get a good result 
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 3,515 Disability Gamechanger
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    @weakspot , thank you so much for your time today.  Sorry for my late reply.  I will do my best not too worry.  Thanks again.  Take care of yourself. 
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