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Advice on pip tribunal

PetPet Member Posts: 16 Listener
edited May 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Back in June last year I was given Buccolam, emergency medication to be taken along with my repeat prescription medications for my epilepsy for when I needed it at night for my epilepsy along with the medication I am taking.  This needed to be administered by my husband in case I fell into status epilepticus I contacted the DWP to inform this as I thought this would be seen as a change in circumstances and would help with my benefit allowance.  I was currently on standard rate mobility. The day time living allowance I was never given. The assessment was the usual 25 minute affair which looked like the 0 points had looked like had already been put on and my benefit was stripped off.  After applying and then going through mandatory reconsideration I finally got to tribunal, but when I got there the judge looked at all my personal and medical evidence and doctors letters, including cognitive and memory issues, and difficulties stated that I put that my claim was for nocturnal epilepsy and that this was not eligible for pip.  After stating that if he wanting to see a day time fit, I would just stop take my medication and I would have one as the only reason I don't have them is that they are under control, all three members were quite happy to see me again themselves and asking my representative to write a submission and this would be in approx 3 to 4 months time.   Phoning the tribunal courts get you know where and not only do I feel that I have been stripped off my benefit but that I am struggling of what to do now. Can you offer any advice or is it the usual just sit and wait

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  • AlexAlex Scope Posts: 1,324 Pioneering
    Hi @Pet,

    Welcome to the community. Sorry you've not had a response yet - hopefully the benefits advisor will be able to help on your other post.

    It's not something I've heard before on here. Has your representative written a submission?
  • PetPet Member Posts: 16 Listener
    A written submission and extra medical evidence was sent and all I've got is a letter from the Clerk of Tribunals with the letter saying the appeal was reserved because they wanted this information along with what the post-ictal effects of the seizures have on my day time living. 
  • don4u2001don4u2001 Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Hi I have a hearing for my mother on the 22 may and as my mum missed her appointment at the shelter with Alice ghaner she can represent her at the hearing can someone help as she is ill and with her illness she is having more seizures 
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi @Pet,
    Are the Tribunal waiting for information from elsewhere, eg: medical evidence from a GP or specialist? If this is the case, then you could ask you representative to try and help hurry this information along by contacting whoever it is and impressing upon them the urgency of this information.
    If your rep has sent in their submission then they could also contact HMCTS and ask when the case is planned for listing. They could ask for an email address of the team who are dealing with the case and then send them a request that the case is heard quickly (once all evidence has been received). You or your rep should then get a call back from the team dealing with your case within a few days.
    The waiting isn't nice is it? Hang on to the positive that the Tribunal didn't dismiss the case and have asked to see you again with more evidence. Fingers crossed the case is listed soon for you.

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