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coopernffc
coopernffc Community member Posts: 15 Listener
I recall seeing a tribunal decision that was critical of the pip assessment stating that the applicant had a good rapport with the assessor and thus used it as an excuse to deny them mental health parts, it was something along those lines. I need to reference it for my tribunal where they have falsely stated I have friends and family and have good relationships with them and was friendly to the assessor, it's was complete lies for the assessor, I even stated I have no friends and family don't tolerate me and I argued constantly with the condescending assessor. I recall the case law from the tribunal stating that relationships with medical professionals can't be used against you etc .. ? Thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,304 Championing
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    There's lots of case law information here. https://pipinfo.net/activities/engaging-with-other-people-face-to-face

    However, rather than focus on the case law I'd advise you to focus on where and why you think you should have scored those points. The assessment is in the past now and concentrating on that report will not get you a PIP award. 

    Give a couple of real world examples of exactly what happened the last time you attempted each descriptor that applies to you. Adding detailed information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. 

    If you're at Tribunal stage they will apply the law correctly anyway. 
  • coopernffc
    coopernffc Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Ok thanks so I don't have to present case law like in a normal court case? 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,765 Championing
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    Heya @coopernffc luckily not! The tribunal will be focused onhearing from you how your disabilities affect each of the descriptors, not the law, they'll apply that themselves where they need to. :)
  • coopernffc
    coopernffc Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Thanks, so basically I just write exactly what I wrote in my mandatory reconsideration?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,304 Championing
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    Thanks, so basically I just write exactly what I wrote in my mandatory reconsideration?
    No because they will receive a copy of that and everything else you sent to support your claim. Which includes the PIP2 form, assessment report, additional evidence and DWPs response. For this reason it's pointless just writing what you wrote for the MR.