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Tribunal appeal

Lsecrets
Lsecrets Community member Posts: 21 Listener
Good Morning.

I applied for pip and received 4 points mobility and 6 for living and asked for a MR which came back with the same, I have appealed this as I sent in loads of new evidence of a misdiagnosis and also new evidence of how I am affected and do not feel this was taken into consideration, I do think I may of played it down a bit in my assessment as I get really embarrassed I will look like a bad parent and suffer with agoraphobia and anxiety, but have sent in reports to show how bad it is now.
Can anyone tell me what the next steps are please for dwp response and can they change their decision before the tribunal.
thank you, any help would be appreciated. 

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,449 Disability Gamechanger
    Before DWP respond they will look at all the evidence again. Sometime they may make an offer of an award but this is rare, though we have had some people here in the past where this has happened to them. Just please don't rely on this happening because if it doesn't you won't be too disappointed.

    The good news is at Tribunal stage there's a much higher chance of success at about 68% providing you either have a telephone/video hearing or you appear in person. Paper based hearings have a much less success rate at only about 5-8% so i wouldn't advise you to choose this option.
    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.
  • Lsecrets
    Lsecrets Community member Posts: 21 Listener
    Oh I have already chose not to attend as I suffer with agoraphobia and thought it actually meant to go there. Should I write a note in my appeal saying I would like to attend via video?

    thank you for replying I appreciate the help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,449 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. You can request a telephone hearing, if you prefer that. Yes you will need to contact them to request this.
    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.
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Lsecrets Please keep us updated! :) 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • Lsecrets
    Lsecrets Community member Posts: 21 Listener
    Thank you @poppy123456 I have updated and said that I am available to attend via telephone/video. Also @Hannah_Scope I will let you know any updates. ☺️

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