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Looking for tips for your PIP appeal? New tips page published

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Chris_Alumni
Chris_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 689 Pioneering
edited January 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Our latest community tips page on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals has just been published. If you're currently in the process of appealing against your PIP decision or are considering doing so, you may find it particularly useful. 

Click here to view our PIP appeal tips page.
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  • sundontshine123
    sundontshine123 Community member Posts: 92 Courageous
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    If you have had a bad assessment and the assessor has lied bullied rushed you and now you been awarded less points or refused pip.
    complain in writing to company they work for.
    As these assessors guide the DWP as the decision maker has NO qualifications.
    things wont change if we dont report these issues.

  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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  • JLM1972
    JLM1972 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    I'm  sorry to hear about your fruends wife.  My Son  suffrred severe epilepsy and sadly  passed  away.  He had his benefits taken off him because he went to live independently  at our cost to make his home safe. We successfully  appealed,  all he ever wanted to do was work but  no Employer would take the risk. Having said that  he did have lots seizures in a day so these conditions shoukd never  even be  assessed at least  not in cases where even medication  can't  control the  epilepsy. His Consultant wrote a very strong letter  in support of his claim. 
  • JLM1972
    JLM1972 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Sorry for the spelling mistakes! 
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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you decide to appeal to the tribunal you only need to outline your case on the SSCS1.
    Start preparing your own case, you should have asked for a copy of the HCP report
    You will then receive a letter from the clerk to say that your appeal has been accepted
    The DWP then have 28 daye to prepare their case and send you a copy ( The bundle)
    You should check that the bundle contains all your evidence
    Using this you should then complete preparing your submission making clear reference to the specific part of the bundle for each of your points of argument.
    If you have further evidence to send, reference this in a similar way
    Attach your evidence to the back of the bundle with your name and NIN clearly on each page


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    When I appealed, my submission was on my SSCS1 form, with additional pages.  The Tribunal then sent me the DWP bundle and a letter asking me to advise them of dates unavailable for a hearing and to send in any additional evidence up to seven days before Tribunal date.  Tribunal awarded me enhanced rate both components indefinitely.
  • tiggs9
    tiggs9 Community member Posts: 23 Courageous
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    Thank you for the said information I shall take all of this on board as I am so depressed about it all I really find it hard to sleep I have recently had a spiromitary test because I find it hard to do anything before I get breathless I already suffer with asthma but I am finding it more harder to cope I suffer with osteoporosis arthritis I am a coeliac ,I have really bad eyes I am deaf in both ears I have hypertension pttsd have very low mood swings on lots of medication but still they say I'm not entitled to any benefits j do have an appointment with citizens advice and when I go out down town I always use my rolator or my stick which I got from silcs
  • Rozann
    Rozann Community member Posts: 13 Connected
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    These comments have made me feel a lot more able to prepare my PIP appeal for tribunal. I have osteo arthritis, heart disease and asthma. I had to give up work in 1997 because of this and was awarded DLA at the higher rate for life. I only got the standard rate PIP for mobility for 6 years yet I am now worse than in 1997.
  • trigger
    trigger Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    I gave up because I was afraid of losing my benefit .wish I had not now as I'm much worse
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @trigger, I'm sorry to hear this. Are you claiming anything at the moment?
  • trigger
    trigger Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Standard rate  mobility and  standard rate daily living ,
    i used to get full rate mobility 
  • tiggs9
    tiggs9 Community member Posts: 23 Courageous
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    I'm not claiming anything. I'm just waiting for my date for the Tribunal my breathing has got worse I'm under a specialist at the moment I have to have a ct scan on my chest they have done blood tests and I have to go back in four months time for my results 
  • vikki8846
    vikki8846 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    need help been trying to contact casb but no success. i am a appointee for my daughter who has epilepsy/absences and this causes bad behavioral problems and memory problems. we have to attend a tribunal on wednesday as she had her dla taken from her has she hit 16. was told to apply for pip and had no joy what so ever. she has scored a 6 out of 8 for daily living and 0 for mobility. daily things we all do are a struggle for her. can someone please help me on how i can win this tribunal for her please. im so worried
  • john_d
    john_d Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    These seem to be like good tips. I particularly was interested in the comment about further evidence after receiving the DWP bundle. I am in the middle of a tribunal appeal having recently received this evidence from the DWP. I was however advised by a worker for HeadWay that the Tribunal would be hard pressed for time to read a long document, which I was intending to write in lieu of "upto-date" medical evidence.
    It has worried me that I am helping a relative who has ABI and whose condition has "stabilised", i.e. is not changing and therefore is not in receipt of any current medication. The person concerned is now seen by a clinical psychologist at a yearly review which is likely to be 10-12 months old at the tribunal hearing.
    Has anybody any comments upon my dilema?
    Is evidence from a carer likely to be accepted by the Tribunal?
  • tiggs9
    tiggs9 Community member Posts: 23 Courageous
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    I was told recently by letter that they are still not changing there mind about my outcome even though my husband sent a copy of my care package so I have to just wait for the Tribunal but if it is anything like last time I wasn't entitled to anything and to me it seems as a total waste of time because I know the answer before I go I never get any help  its been this way all through my life so really I don't know why I bother I only end up more depressed then I go right down 
  • Rozann
    Rozann Community member Posts: 13 Connected
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    I was assessed by the DWP in 1997 to need the Highest Rate Mobility for life. In March I had to apply for PIP. I asked to have a copy of the medical record written by the DWP in 1997. I was told this would no longer be held by them. Then I read that these records are held by the Secretary of State. I wrote to my MP asking for her help and today I received a copy of this from the DWP. It makes very interesting reading  I shall use this when I have my Tribunal hearing. Maybe other  PIP claimants who were awarded DLA could get their records. I hope this helps someone.
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    When I had to apply for PIP the DWP asked if I wanted my DLA medical reports included.  The appeal panel considered these to be significant.  I'd not obtained any up to date reports as neither my GP nor my consultant know how my conditions affect me on a day to day basis. I won my appeal.
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