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PIP Tribunal Soon...HELP!

7501x Community member Posts: 48 Connected
I'm absolutely petrified of the Tribunal I've got coming up. It's been areanges by telephone but I was advised by CAB to to change to video or person if I could. I decided on video as there's every chance I might get up and be having a flare up and didn't want to miss the hearing. Just waiting to find out if HMCTS are agreeing to a video hearing instead.

This goes back to a renewal submitted in 2021. Case was finally assessed over the phone early 2023. Award increased from low rate daily living and 0 mobility, to a current award of standard for both. I strongly feel I should be on enhanced for both. Submitted MR and awarded 1 more point but no award change. 3 points away from enhanced for one category and only 2 for the other.

Welcoming any advice, statistics, recent experiences, reassuranxe, or anything else you can throw my way to stop my massive anxiety over this 🙏 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,192 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't know why you were advised to change from telephone to video hearing because they have the same stats at 68% chance of success, the same as appearing in person. The only stats that are considerably lower is paper based hearings.

    The good news is that they are completely impartial and independant to DWP and they will listen to what you have to say. Make sure you have the bundle next to you so you can refer back to that if needed.

    I can't tell you what questions they may ask because each individual case is different. If you don't understand a question then please ask them to repeat it.

    Don't worry if you don't have a decision on the day, they will write to you within a couple of days. It doesn't mean you didn't win. Many people don't have decisions on the day. If you're able to track your appeal online you maybe able to see what the decision was later in the day.
    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.
  • 7501x
    7501x Community member Posts: 48 Connected
    Thanks Poppy. I've been pinning my hopes on getting a decision straight away but I do know it's not always possible. 

    That's really interesting about the statistics. So there's absolutely no difference between phone, video and in person based on the outcome?

    I've heard DWP are attending more Tribunals now. It would he interesting know what they will add to the hearing!

    I just can't believe it's so soon to be honest. It feels like yesterday I logged the appeal and now all of a sudden its such a short period of time away. I guess the unknown is scary and then what makes it more anxiety provoking is knowing there's do much support riding on their decision!


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