appointee role at pip tribunal — Scope | Disability forum
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.

appointee role at pip tribunal

My daughter as rare incurable illness an has been refused pip getting no point...she is at risk of aspirated pneumonia and choking wen resting/sleeping and had to use an hydrolic bed riser to ensure she is in upright position at all times, has to be supervised through out the night...she had to have all her nutrition, fluids and medication through a gastronomy peg..it mimcs heart attacks, causes regurgitation at least 20times a day,an exhaustion..cannot travel independently as she needs help with her equipment if she as a flare up when out etc...im het appointee and we had a home visit as cant guarantee o e day to next what part of day her illness is goin to be severe...she now has to attend a oral tribunal but I have been informed that as her appointee, I can answer.the questions.for her and.she doesn't have to attend if she is too poorly that day but I can still be at the tribunal for her..could any please help me with this, I would gratelly appreciate it as I need to know if this is the right advise....thanks in advance...

Comments

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 210 Pioneering
    The user and all related content has been deleted.
  • alison71
    alison71 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    Have you appealed against the decision....my oldest is agoraphobia....my mum went as his appointee,as I could not get out....
  • alison71
    alison71 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    Yes appealed...speal sticking to mandatory report, so waiting on tribunal date...already been heard at a tribunal 7yrs ago so I know the ins an outs of a tribunal..i just need to know if its right what I have read about the appointee being able to speak for the service user and attend without the service user being there if too unwell to attend..as I'm an appointee as well as carer...
  • Yiman60
    Yiman60 Member Posts: 95 Connected
    edited October 2016
    alison71 said:
    Yes appealed...speal sticking to mandatory report, so waiting on tribunal date...already been heard at a tribunal 7yrs ago so I know the ins an outs of a tribunal..i just need to know if its right what I have read about the appointee being able to speak for the service user and attend without the service user being there if too unwell to attend..as I'm an appointee as well as carer...
    http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/getting-advice
    I strongly suggest you get in contact with Citizens Advise . There are also specialised Law Centres who will act on your behalf if you can't afford a Lawyer.
    http://www.lawcentres.org.uk/
    You must seek specialist advise. 
  • alison71
    alison71 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    alison71 said:
    Have you appealed against the decision....my oldest is agoraphobia....my mum went as his appointee,as I could not get out....
  • alison71
    alison71 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    Spoke to a solicitor an yes, that's.the.whole reason.of being.an appointee an not.just.the financial side as I was always been under the impression it was merely for finances'...cheers guys for responding, massively appreciated...x...

Brightness

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.