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mosside1
mosside1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited June 17 in PIP, DLA, and AA

Hello, I am a new member.
I have a quick question please.
I have a video call tribunal for PIP in 2 weeks, but I did request a paper tribunal, but the judge adjourned because they want to talk to me to discuss. Is this a good sign in people’s experience?

I initially got 0 points. Then in MR I got 2 points for preparing food and 2 points for being around people. Then I appealed and I’ve also got 4 points in mobility. Still not enough to get anything. I know I struggle daily and I’ve provided so much evidence. Pages and pages of documents.
I’m feeling so anxious and would appreciate any feedback or advice.

Thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,023 Disability Gamechanger
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    Paper based hearings have a very low success rate of just 5-8%. When requesting this if a decision can’t be made on paper alone they will ask you to either appear in person or have a telephone/video hearing.

    Success rate of either of those is about 70%. You may not have a decision during the hearing but it’s nothing to worry about if this happens. They will send you a decision letter within a few days.

    If you’re able to track the appeal online you can log in later that day and sometimes you can see what that decision was. Good luck.

    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.
  • mosside1
    mosside1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thank you for replying so quickly.

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,610 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @mosside1, welcome to the community 😊 I think they want to discuss about you doing the video tribunal. When I have spoken to a tribunal judge in the past he mentioned that the very best evidence is from the claimant themselves. That the evidence they find the best is what the person experiencing it says, and it's best to hear that from the person because you can then ask them questions to clarify anything that is more ambiguous. Things that are written down can be interpreted different ways, so it is always best to have the actual person there to answer questions. The DWP will send someone there. So it really is in the claimant's best interest (yours) to attend either in person or via video.

    You could search local benefits groups to see if there are any available advocates who can help you with the tribunal. Your local citizens advice will often be able to offer help, or at least point you in the right direction for help.

    I will just move this over to our PIP section incase you have any further questions.

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  • mosside1
    mosside1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thank you for your support.

  • mosside1
    mosside1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    I had the video tribunal today and won. Can’t believe it because I thought it had gone badly. Thank you again.

  • WaterWytch
    WaterWytch Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Glad to hear you had a good outcome. It just goes to show that perseverance works 👍

  • mosside1
    mosside1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    I applied May 2023 so it has been a long battle. Nice back payment too, which I’m very excited about. I went from 0 points from DWP to standard award in both categories.

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,610 Disability Gamechanger
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    Really glad to hear that @mosside1 ! Always great to here wins 🙂

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  • mosside1
    mosside1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Hello again,

    Quick question. How long does the tribunal letter take usually? I know I won at tribunal because the decision letter was on there. I need to wait for the posted letter apparently, it will be 2 weeks ago this Friday. I’ve emailed tribunal and they’ve told me a letter was posted. I’ve told them I haven’t received it. Is this normally what happens?

    Thank you 🙏

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,023 Disability Gamechanger
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    Usually HMCTS send the letter within a few days of the decision being made. I would have expected you to have received it by now.

    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.
  • mosside1
    mosside1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thank you again.

    It’s probably the post. Hopefully they will send another one.

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