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tribunal tomorrow

rachel25rachel25 Member Posts: 10 Listener
I have waited 5 months for a tribunal, my needs have changed since the decision was made that I only scored 5 points. Should I mention it tomorrow ? For example I never needed help with my bills untill the past 5 months as my money has been stopped so she manages my bills now and helps me out. Will I have to do a new claim or what happens? Any advice would be great please. I am terrified. 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi rachel and welcome

    The tribunal can only consider how you were at the time of the decision, they cannot take into account any new conditions
    It is best not to mention any new conditions but if you are unhappy with the result you can use them for a change of circumstance if you receive an award or a new claim if you don't

    I wish you the best of luck

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • rachel25rachel25 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Thank you, just no that's going to be brought up tomorrow. Fingers crossed
  • janice_in_wonderlandjanice_in_wonderland Member Posts: 265 Pioneering
    Hi @rachel25

    Ive recently had mine too and they kept focussing on what I was like at the date of the claim 

    However they could clearly see I was uncomfortable and distressed so if you end up in tears you're only human and I'm sure they are used to the avoidable stress each claimant has gone through 

    3 mature men were questioning me and were very respectful however the one man I did not expect to question me most was the disability man 

    Just be as honest as you can but you may want to make notes - I forgot things I wanted to say bc I had already given permission for someone to speak on my behalf but they insisted I answered which upset me so I am still dwelling on questions and answers bc I was emotional throughout the whole thing 

    I hope you have good representation or request an adjournment so you can get the right help and support bc it will make a difference 

    I hope you share your experience too bc it helps others to know what to expect 

    Best of luck for tomorrow and your health in future 

    JiW
  • ColourfullColourfull Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    Hi Rachel 25,

    The Best of luck for Tommorow.

    Colourfull.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Good Luck Rachel25,
    Lrt us know how it goes please.

    Susan
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    Well done Rachel, so pleased for you.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Very pleased for you

    Give it a few days then ring DWP to make sure they have a copy of the decision

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news Rachel,

    be your relived, great to have positive news x
  • janice_in_wonderlandjanice_in_wonderland Member Posts: 265 Pioneering
    Glad to hear your positive outcome 
  • ColourfullColourfull Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    Great Well Done Rachael.


    Colourfull.
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