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sophiem67 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hello.. I am new to the group. Could anyone tell me if they have any experience with paper based appeal for pip? And what was the outcome.. many thanks 


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi sohpiem67 and welcome

    I have been involved with 3 paper based appeals all successful. However, oral hearings do have more chance of success as the tribunal are able to clarify any  evidence with you

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering

    Hi @sophiem67

    As CR says, paper hearings are not without any success, but usually only when (a) there is fairly conclusive evidence that the decision was wrong (and here I mean medical evidence that has specific bearing on the descriptors); or (b) the decision relates to a legal point and not one relating to the claimant's health compared with the descriptors.

    In general though I recommend nearly all my clients to attend the hearings, as there is little evidence better than your own version of events.

    I recognise that this is no small ask to make of a lot of claimants, as the very nature of their entitlement to benefit makes this kind of event more difficult than for most people, but in spite of this I still recommend it.

    What's your situation? Does the decision relate to illness? Have you got evidence?


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