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Annabelle26Annabelle26 Member Posts: 103 Pioneering
edited January 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have now submitted my application to the for my PIP Appeal.  I have said I will appear in person but I am worried about that part as it depends where it is.  I went on to the Tribunal website and apparently the nearest court is the city 10 miles from my home in the area I used to work (and not far from the Capita Office where I had my F2F Assessment) so if it is in that area I am ok but anywhere else I do not think I would  be able to go because of anxiety problems.  I am really stressed about the whole thing as I am struggling financially because of a large chunk of my income being taken away.  My Mother is giving me a small allowance to cover my DD/SO for essentials for a few months to help me.   Hopefully the situation will be resolved by then.
I am also expecting to hear about my Capita complaint any time now.

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  • Lasian_AlumniLasian_Alumni Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    edited January 2018
    Hi @Annabelle26 ,

    I’m sorry to hear about the problems you’ve been having with PIP – it sounds like you’re having a really tough time.

    We have a lot of useful information about appealing a DWP benefits decision on our website, including some resources on tribunals. You may find the following videos of interest:





     I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions!
  • Annabelle26Annabelle26 Member Posts: 103 Pioneering
    Thank you for the video links.  I watched them before I submitted the papers.  The only worry I have is actually physically being there.  I try to stop it using various techniques but when it comes to it it overwhelms me.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I have now submitted my application to the for my PIP Appeal.  I have said I will appear in person but I am worried about that part as it depends where it is.  I went on to the Tribunal website and apparently the nearest court is the city 10 miles from my home in the area I used to work (and not far from the Capita Office where I had my F2F Assessment) so if it is in that area I am ok but anywhere else I do not think I would  be able to go because of anxiety problems.  I am really stressed about the whole thing as I am struggling financially because of a large chunk of my income being taken away.  My Mother is giving me a small allowance to cover my DD/SO for essentials for a few months to help me.   Hopefully the situation will be resolved by then.
    I am also expecting to hear about my Capita complaint any time now.
    Hi,
    Do you have anyone that can go to the Tribunal with you? This often helps with anxiety issues etc. Having someone to talk to will take your mind off the surrondings.

    Attending the hearing will give you the best chance of a decision is your favour because 65% of those that attend, have a decision in their favour. It's much less for those who have a paper based decision. It's your chance to tell the Tribunal exactly how your condition affect you daily. They are there to listen and it's nothing like an assessment.

    Hopefully it will be somewhere close to home, that you'll know the area. Good luck.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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