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What happens in a PIP tribunal?

shaz69
shaz69 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited September 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I have my tribunal for pip in Oct.. .after taken off dla...i have epilepsy my brain just switches off wherever and whenever I've had multiple accidents but because I walked and was well dressed I didn't qualify....any help as to what happens at tribunal would be much appreciated.....

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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    At Tribunal they take a fresh look at all the evidence without the bias of the DWP.
    Have you made your submission ?
    You can send in any further evidence,If it is relevant, to reach the tribunal seven days before the hearing.
    The panel will want to understand how your condition affects your daily life
    There are videoson here that you should have a look at to explain more

    CR  
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @shaz69

    Welcome to our website and online community.

    I have attached some info for you with regards to pip

    https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/benefits-and-finances

    Heres an attachment for one of our Benefits Advisors.

    https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-a-benefits-advisor
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @shaz69 welcome to the community

    We have some videos about the appeal process, take a look at these with @Debbie_Scope and let us know if you have any specific questions.




    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    @shaz69

    I won my PIP appeal at Tribunal in May and was awarded enhanced both components with no end date. I have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and sciatica.

    A favourite first question is how did you travel to the Tribunal though I wasn't asked that. Don't drive yourself - take a taxi if necessary.  Don't dress up, wear only a watch and wedding ring as jewellery, minimal makeup and flat
    shoes.

    The judge told me that the doctor and disability person would each asked me a series of questions and the judge would also come in with their own questions. They gave me quite a grilling so have your wits about you and stick to your guns.

    All Tribunal members drew heavily on my diary for their questions.

    Both the judge and the doctor thought that driving indicates a low level of disability.  I stressed that I only make a few short car journeys

    a week.

    The doc asked for how long can I walk and I asked back did they mean how long before I have to stop and rest. If you get this question give the amount  of time it takes you to cover the distance you can walk before you have to stop and rest on a bad day.

    My Hearing lasted 30 minutes but times can vary.

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