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PIP tribunal with no representation

Nige Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I'm the same boat as someone who I just read about on here!
PIP Tribunal with no representation. I live in Birmingham.
The date of Tribunal is 28/06/17.
I just wondered if you could provide me with any help?


  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,105 Pioneering
    Hi @Nige,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    Sorry, I'm afraid I've had to remove your email address. I've moved this discussion to our Ask A Benefits Advisor category, where @BenefitsTrainingCo may be able to advise further.

    Scope also has some useful information about appealing a DWP benefits decision, including videos about PIP tribunals.

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please do get in touch!
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Nige.

    A very good welcome to the community.

    Have you too date had any dealing/appointments at The West Midlands Regional Rehab Centre in Selly Oak ???

     I have worked/been a patient there for a number off years, they did have a service there that helped patients /careers/family's to offer help & advice with your current predicament.

    Unfortunatly I had to take early retirement a few years ago but I would be more than happy to make contact for you if that would help ???

  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2017
    I had a tribunal hearing three weeks ago without representation and won

     The  Disability Rights Handbook gives very good info about PIP and other benefits. You have to buy it but there are discounts for those on means tested benefits.Or the DR site has a free shorter section onPIP
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Nige
    We have a few videos about the tribunal process that might help you.

    Senior online community officer
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering
    Hi Nige,

    We don't offer representation I'm afraid. I would second Matilda's point - it is possible to win without representation, and the Scope guidance is really good. The handbook which Matilda mentions is also excellent.

    I've heard there's a retired social worker in Birmingham who takes on some cases to represent, but I don't know his details, I'm afraid. If you are involved in any local networks it may be worth asking.

    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland


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