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Paper Based PIP Appeals

keirakeira Member Posts: 136 Courageous
What happens when you send further evidence for a paper appeal? As people aren't told when these are held, how do you know that they will include the further evidence with the rest of the paperwork?

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    All you can do is submit any further evidence asap. You should have had plenty of time to gather any evidence to go with your submission

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • keirakeira Member Posts: 136 Courageous
    Thanks,

    Is it true that they send you copies of your evidence back with the pages numbered to add to your bundle?
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    You will receive a bundle of all the evidence used by the DWP. Each page will have a hand written number which is the tribunal number system. This is what you use to complete your own submission
    any additional evidence ( copies ) should also have your name and NI on each page. If you are referencing  to the bundle you should use the tribunal page numbers
    you should also number your addittions for ease of reference

    CRf
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • keirakeira Member Posts: 136 Courageous
    edited February 2018
    So any extra pages of evidence you send in after you have received the bundle will not be numbered? Sorry but I'm a bit confused.
  • duckett123duckett123 Member Posts: 81 Courageous
    they will only number them when you get them back anything you send always send recored delivery singed for so they cant say they didn't get info on time have someone represent you from cab if poss they will go with you.
  • keirakeira Member Posts: 136 Courageous
    they will only number them when you get them back anything you send always send recored delivery singed for so they cant say they didn't get info on time have someone represent you from cab if poss they will go with you.
    Thanks
    So the tribunal services send your evidence back to you?
  • duckett123duckett123 Member Posts: 81 Courageous
    they will sometimes but if it makes it better for you take copys always before you send anything back in your faver because they loose stuff or say they didn't recive it
  • keirakeira Member Posts: 136 Courageous
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    The tribunal service will only send you the DWP bundle
    Any new evidence you send should be number by you in a way that they can understand ie. A1, A2 etc  they will then send copies to the DWP

    Cr
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi Keira

    My first thought on reading your post is that success rates are MUCH lower at a paper hearing than at an oral hearing. And so if there were any way you could get to an oral hearing you would be far more likely to get a positive outcome. Even if you have chosen a paper hearing you may still be able to opt for an oral hearing and you should contact the Tribunal's Service as soon as possible if you would like to change it.

    But if you opt for a paper hearing ... you are not sent notice of when the hearing takes place, it takes place in your absence and you are then notified of the outcome. You should send your arguments in writing along with any supporting evidence (this is called a reply) as soon as possible. You must send your reply within one month after the date you were sent the DWP's response. This can be extended if you need more time. If the paper hearing takes place before the month is up you may be able to challenge the tribunal's decision on the ground that it made an error of law.

    I hope this helps.
    David
    The Benefits Training Co:
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    As an option you can ask for a telephone or skpye hearing under reasonable adjustment

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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