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Applying for PIP Tribunal advice

sakura123 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 11 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I am new here! My PIP got declined by 1 point, I sent in a MR letter with additional evidence and clearly discussed, gave examples and pointed out discrepancies in their report. DWP gave a very generic reply - could have been for anyone (not like the initial reply on my PIP assessment) which left me a bit confused - has anyone else found this?

After lots of tears, poor sleep, and encouragement from family I’ve decided to appeal to the tribunal. I’ve read the various sections on this website, the citizen advice people did not say much else, I just wanted run by a few things.

When filling in the form I just need to be specific about the areas I disagreed with right with examples? I am worried it will be a repeat of my MR letter, and I didn’t want to make it too long

They scored me zero for face to face section as I am not on any mental health meds - they were aware me doing of CBT. I wasn’t sure if it would be worth asking my therapist or GP for a letter? 

What are your opinion on the benefit and works guides? 

Thank you for reading.



  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    Heya @sakura123 and welcome to the community. 

    I'm sorry to hear you missed by 1 point and I can understand the frustration. But I'm very glad you'll be going for the tribunal, it's a totally different event to the assessment, so please try not to panic. 

    With regard to filling things in.  Reply to the parts you disagree with, why and if possible use recent real world examples. Supporting letters can be helpful, but only as that, supporting your words already.  But scoring you 0 because you're not medicated seems like a huge stretch from the DWP. 
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  • sakura123
    sakura123 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you for your reply and advice


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