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Dippy
Dippy Community member Posts: 10 Connected
edited May 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi looking for help for a friend pip tribunal would like any solicitors who would do this ? Can I getlegal aid ? Tribunal looming CAB cannot help they have massive caseloads ! Told welfare rights at local council help and attend but now saying that don't ?
looking for help in area uktinton -tarporley area ? Times running out ? Friend was awarded zero points !!! ?? Yet had been on high mobility and low on DLA indefinitely prior ? Really need help fast ? 

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  • Alex
    Alex Posts: 1,304 Pioneering
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    Hi @Dippy

    Sorry you didn't get a response to this. How is your friend?

    Have you been in touch with Vale Royal Disability Services? Perhaps they could help.
  • Dippy
    Dippy Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    Alex said:

    Hi @Dippy

    Sorry you didn't get a response to this. How is your friend?

    Have you been in touch with Vale Royal Disability Services? Perhaps they could help.



  • Dippy
    Dippy Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    Hi@Alex  friend went cab in Winsford as no help at Northwich , but because he had no time to find help he needed filled in the form himself for appeal , of which CAB. Advisor did think would not help to get points back ! Be better doing fresh claim ! In the mean time friend is down on the money front and struggling , as become ill with the stress of it all and sunk into a deep depression his skin complaint as become acute  bleeding and big sores all over is body making it impossible to move or do anything without pain . His hands are a mess to . He won't be able to keep his car on the road costs , that's him isolated now . He needs a car where he lives it's in the sticks a bit he cannot walk about ! I'm worried about him , he's on verge of nervous breakdown !! fiiled in a form on line for welfare rights to help still await there visit  !  They don't reside in the council offices at vale royal anymore as were told ? It's awful the way pip claimants are being treated face to face they didn't look at records Ect surmised not in pain ?  It's making those already iLL far worse it's so sad .
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    LawWorks

    LawWorks is a charity working in England and Wales to connect volunteer lawyers with people in need of legal advice, who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay and with the not-for-profit organisations that support them.

    Website: www.lawworks.org.uk/

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    Law Centres

    Law Centres are not-for-profit legal practices providing free legal advice and representation to disadvantaged people.

    There are around 50 Law Centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, staffed by solicitors and barristers who specialise in areas of civil law including employment, housing, discrimination, welfare benefits, education and immigration.

    To find your nearest Law Centre in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 
    Website: www.lawcentres.org.uk

    To find your nearest Law Centre in Scotland:
    Website: www.govanlc.com/salc

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    If you call these people, they can tell you if your friend is able to get Legal Aid as well as actually help with the case - if he meets the criteria for Legal Aid. 

    Disability Law Service

    Disability Law Service provides specialist legal advice for disabled people, their families and carers on the following subjects:

    • Community Care
    • Disability Discrimination

    Telephone: 020 7791 9800

    Website: http://dls.org.uk/

    Disability Rights UK

    We have three advice lines:

  • NSAblue
    NSAblue Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Dippy said:
    Hi looking for help for a friend pip tribunal would like any solicitors who would do this ? Can I getlegal aid ? Tribunal looming CAB cannot help they have massive caseloads ! Told welfare rights at local council help and attend but now saying that don't ?
    looking for help in area uktinton -tarporley area ? Times running out ? Friend was awarded zero points !!! ?? Yet had been on high mobility and low on DLA indefinitely prior ? Really need help fast ? 
    Not sure how you reply to these, I'm in the same boat, but in Birmingham.
  • Dippy
    Dippy Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    Hope 56 thank you for the info where to find legal help . I’ve only just found it would like to save it for future reference . How do I do that on here please ?
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