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Hey i'm new i'm 21 years old and called Jodie my mum has claimed DLA for me since i was 5 and she got high rate care low motability and we had to renew early 2010 and we did they cut it down completely to low rate motability and care so we appealed and i had a medical this July and they took the DLA off me. Then yesterday i went for tribunal and the welfare rights officer was trying to get the tribunal postponed to a later date as the panel we were seeing were the hardest he's dealt with in his career and the judges were on about how an appeal should of been made after medical for tribunal but i received a letter saying i didn't have to appeal as tribunal was pending. Anyway the judges went ahead with tribunal and when the first question was asked i broke down in tears and i was so nervous as i haven't been to one before they were making me confused and frustrated tripping me up with the same questions but just in their own words and at the end the welfare rights officer asked if my mum could speak about the medical examination evidence as the medical person was saying that one thing i could do then putting i couldn't do it but the judges were saying where will that take us to. then the welfare rights officer told them to put themselves in my position but they were just with heads down and writing they weren't taking interest. I didn't go in for final decision but i lost it and i'm getting nothing welfares rights have told me to apply again unless the officer can find something unlawful in statement then he can appeal against tribunal but i'm still upset and depressed they don't understand why i need people around me to take care of me and yes i caan walk by myself for a few minutes but need someone to link onto as i feel unsteady at times they kept saying my right hand is okay so i can do a lot of stuff and i can't my right hand might be strong but it can feel achy to. Anyway has anyone experienced this and fought it and won second time around? Also do i have to wait 6 month to apply again? thanks