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Pip tribunal fear

Dianaf
Dianaf Community member Posts: 21 Connected
Hi everyone. I had my pip reduced on review and the MR failed too. I'm currently waiting for the tribunal. I'm seriously thinking about withdrawing the appeal to tribunal. If I do this what would happen to my current award? Would the dwp just let my current award run it's course 4 years or would they start picking on me because I've upset them by even thinking about a tribunal. My conditions are degerative. 

Comments

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,294 Disability Gamechanger
    The DWP would not "pick on you" 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,227 Disability Gamechanger
    Your current award will continue as normal if you cancel the appeal. Are you aware that those that have either a telephone/video or face to face hearing have about 68% success rate? It would be a shame to cancel it now but of course it's your decision.
    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.
  • Dianaf
    Dianaf Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    Hi Poppy thank you for your quick response. Yes I'm aware of the success rates but I'm having panic episodes in the middle of the night. I'm not sleeping. I'm so scared I could end up with less award also. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,294 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you talked to your GP about your panic attacks and not sleeping ?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,227 Disability Gamechanger
    If they plan on removing points they will warn you before doing this. They won’t just remove points. 

    They will either send a letter before your hearing or they will warn you on the day of hearing. If it’s the day of the hearing, it will be adjourned so that you can go away and decide what you want to do. If you decide not to proceed you can then cancel it completely. 
    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.
  • Dianaf
    Dianaf Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    Woodbine yes I have asked all the GPS at my surgery for sleeping pills but they all refuse and over counter pills don't work for me. Poppy thank you for your advice I feel a bit more relaxed about it all for now. 😊
  • honestjon
    honestjon Community member Posts: 110 Pioneering
    If they plan on removing points they will warn you before doing this. They won’t just remove points. 

    They will either send a letter before your hearing or they will warn you on the day of hearing. If it’s the day of the hearing, it will be adjourned so that you can go away and decide what you want to do. If you decide not to proceed you can then cancel it completely. 
    I think this is good conduct from the tribunal and shows that they are not biased against the claimant and in the tribunal if there is any doubt the claimant will be given the benefit of doubt and not the dwp .
    This should help people not to so afraid of the tribunal who are there to help because the dwp refused to help you.

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