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Decision remains as same, shall I go for Tribunal Appeal ???

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Sweet_Strawberry
Sweet_Strawberry Community member Posts: 22 Listener
Hi, so I have called today again at DWP and spoke to an advisor to know what was the decision so I have been  told that the decision to my MR remains same just Standard Living which I expected that from them, and letter is on way , so I need little advice about what to do next shall I go to the tribunal I'm just tired with my self being sick unwell from past 10 years and now not getting the help and what I'm deserve to get 🥺... 

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  • Tronster
    Tronster Community member Posts: 39 Connected
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    The only people who can answer that is you

    I can tell you going to tribunal is stressful but I'm glad I did it. I went from no award to enhanced daily and standard mobility so its worth it but the stress was high I'm not going to lie
  • Sweet_Strawberry
    Sweet_Strawberry Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    @Tronster honesty speaking im  scared and tired explaining , no one can see the indside and they judge you from the outside like they did (DWP) , I dont know how far i can go im surviving under medication , if I don't take 1 day my medication i can't step down from bed that much i suffer this is how my situation is  and that I'm going through,  I would say again and again that i deserve more points and not only Standard DL , I received 11 points DL and for Mobility 4 , I want to fight for my rights but don't know if I can make it im not good on explaining things and don't have anyone for help or support.
  • Tronster
    Tronster Community member Posts: 39 Connected
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    I get that and I'm.sorry you're going through this

    This is the problem with pioneer and hidden disabilities. They're harder to get points for for 2 reasons.. (2nd one is my own personal opinion)

    1. Because they can't see it.. therefore it may not exist so their cautious

    2. If you're awarded it... then it becomes alot harder to disprove if a report for fraud came in. I mean how do you prove someone doesn't have anxiety or depression? 

    Like I said the only person who can decide is you. I did it and won and I think it's worth it... but that's my situation and opinion.. unfortunately you need to make yours. But there are charities that can help you with this
  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
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  • Sweet_Strawberry
    Sweet_Strawberry Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    @Tronster I have severe chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is physical disability associated with more other stuff and lately I'm suffering mentally and emotionally since my dad past away and lot of bad stuff happened  to me and due to that I'm  suffering from depression lately  which I only know,  I'm not worried about proofs as there is so many letters regarding my health condition even my doctors and specialist mentioned that  in so many letters,  that I came across limped to them at the clinic due to severe pain to seek help so this is enough to explain what I go through is not my words they saw me how I was and wrote it in the letter for records.  May I ask u , did u appealed at the tribunal by your self or u got help of any professional??
  • Tronster
    Tronster Community member Posts: 39 Connected
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    I had my partner help me with my application.. at tribunal its a little different. The medical assessor is usually someone with absolutely no specalist training in any conditions so has to assume alot of it where the people at tribunals are specialists and will have great knowledge of your conditions.

    So mine for example had a judge. A psychological doctor who specialises in neurodiverse conditions and a rep from a adhd and asd charity who has a wealth of knowledge. Alot of the questions I couldn't answer so they then asked my partner so it maybe an idea if you get help from anyone for them to go with you or speak to a local charity to help you
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