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what happens after you received your papers from dwp going to tribunal

missm
missm Member Posts: 39 Connected
i am going to tribunal with my pip claim, sent my sscs1  received the pack from dwp awaiting tribunal date, why do you get a pack from dwp as i have copies of everything i have ever sent ?

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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi missm

    You receive the paperwork bundle to check that all of your evidence is included for the tribunal to assess. Many people also use the bundle to prepare thier submission to the tribunal as it makes it much easier to reference to page and paragraph the points that you want to make

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  • missm
    missm Member Posts: 39 Connected
    so you take this all with you on the day of the tribunal then ?
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    @missm

    Yes, make sure you take the whole bundle with you on the day.  At my hearing the judge asked to look at my bundle to make sure that I had received all the papers.
  • missm
    missm Member Posts: 39 Connected
    is there any point that dwp change there mind before you attend the tribunal ?
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2017
    @missm

    Yes, it is possible (though I understand it only happens in a minority of cases) that the DWP can withdraw their objection to the appeal before the hearing, especially if you send in further strong supporting medical evidence.

    You should send in further evidence direct to the Tribunals Service who will send copies to the DWP.
  • missm
    missm Member Posts: 39 Connected
    hi another quick question,  when do you get your Tribunal date. is it months before or just 2 weeks ?  tia
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    Two weeks. But you can phone tribunal clerk and ask how long a wait there'll be for a hearing date.
  • margaret35
    margaret35 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    I've been knocked back with MR and now have to appeal .where do I get form from to appeal ? 
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    To find out more about how to appeal, download the HM Courts and Tribunals Service's SSCS1 (Notice of appeal) against a decision of the department for Work and Pensions)’,which you should print out, fill in and then send to the appeals centre. Ensure that you fill out every section to avoid the appeal being rejected, and remember that you must include a copy of your mandatory reconsideration notice. The address to send it to can be found at the bottom of the form.

  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    Are DWP actually challenging your medical condition or are they simply saying you didn’t score enough points? DWP almost never query the existence of a specific health condition. If they’re not doing that then you probably don’t need your medical records. There’s nothing to stop you sending them in anyway and there’s nothing wrong with it being a copy of a copy provided they’re likely to survive HMCTS copying them further. However, there is a strong argument that less is more when it comes to evidencing a claim so I would give serious thought as to what you put in and why. Your focus needs to be on the points scoring descriptors and examples of why you can’t reliably perform those activities. Medical evidence is rarely critical for that.
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

    Scope community team

    @mikehughescq Apologies Mike, I must have merged the question with the existing thread while you were constructing this post!  If you want your response merging too just let me know.  
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