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PIP tribunal help please?

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Emma010101
Emma010101 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
edited August 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, this is my 1st time posting & I am after some advise please? 
I am currently in the process of a PIP tribunal having been denied at initial assessment and MR. The deadline for DWP to respond to my appeal is 30th August - today I received messaged from DWP to state they'd be contacting me (strange on a Sunday I thought?) Unfortunately, I missed the call and am unable to call back due to it being the weekend.. a few hours later I received an email from the tribunal service to say DWP has responded and they will contact me when my hearing is booked.
I am confused because I have only ever heard of DWP contacting before the hearing to change the award so it does not go to tribunal, so I am very confused by todays events.. 
Has anyone experienced similar to this please? 
Thanks 🤞 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    DWP do sometimes work weekends. Unfortunately I can only guess why they contacted you and you will need to ring them on Tuesday when they open. 
    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.
  • jeanlafont
    jeanlafont Posts: 17 Connected
    edited September 2023
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    first what is the grounds of your appeal 
    did you fill out the questions topic ie moving around>eating ect if yes based on your answers if you scored 
    high mark on those issues you will fail if you did not get assessment form then write back saying why not
    hope that helps ps am new on this platform  first post whom am i

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    did you fill out the questions topic ie moving around>eating ect if yes based on your answers if you scored 
    high mark on those issues you will fail
    Sorry but i don't understand what you mean by this? Scoring high for a descriptor doesn't mean you'll "fail"

    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,595 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @jeanlafont, I'm afraid the lack of punctuation and the formatting makes it rather hard to read your post. Could you clarify what you are trying to say or edit it if that's okay?

    Thank you
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  • jeanlafont
    jeanlafont Posts: 17 Connected
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    the common man women understand that is the answer. a steam of blah.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    the common man women understand that is the answer. a steam of blah.

    I'm sorry but you've lost me here and i don't understand your comment.
    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.
  • Emma010101
    Emma010101 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    It was just a call to say I'll be receiving my bundle in the post - so it looks like we're going to tribunal! 
    I have 4 weeks from the date on the bundle to submit my answers to the tribunal, is that right? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have 4 weeks from the date on the bundle to submit my answers to the tribunal, is that right? 
    I've not heard of that rule before. If you do have any extra evidence to send HMCTS usually ask you to make sure it arrives at least 2 weeks before the hearing date. 

    Assuming you've requested either a telephone/video or face to face hearing then a several month wait at least is most likely. Either of those will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour, current 70%+ at least. Paper based hearings have a considerably less chance of between 5-8%.

    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.
  • Emma010101
    Emma010101 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    I have 4 weeks from the date on the bundle to submit my answers to the tribunal, is that right? 
    I've not heard of that rule before. If you do have any extra evidence to send HMCTS usually ask you to make sure it arrives at least 2 weeks before the hearing date. 

    Assuming you've requested either a telephone/video or face to face hearing then a several month wait at least is most likely. Either of those will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour, current 70%+ at least. Paper based hearings have a considerably less chance of between 5-8%.

    So there is not a set time for responses to be submitted to the tribunal? 
    I have requested a video hearing.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, not for the claimant, other than to make sure any extra evidence, including your submission arrives no later than 2 weeks before 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.
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