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Tribunal in April - dreading court case

juliesrjuliesr Member Posts: 15 Listener
edited April 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I'm Julie, I have COPD and fibromyalgia and depression/panic disorder I previously had dla low rate and managed to work 16hrs but after my last two diagnosis COPD and fibro to cut long story short my dla was stopped and pip scored me zero points, i have my tribrunaral end of April took 15 months waiting depression got so bad been off work on ssp for ages and occupational health have also signed me off because of my progressive illnesses dreading court case


  • LostLost Member Posts: 50 Courageous
    Sorry to hear that only advice I can give you is make sure you get all relevant letters from doctors dating back as much as possible. Make sure he lists everything in there how your illness is effecting you and so on. More info the better chance you have winning tribunal. Also make sure you go with someone as then you stand even more chance of winning the case. 

    Good luck.
  • juliesrjuliesr Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Well it was adjourned in December as the cap had not requested my medical notes so they adjourned so as the courts requested my medical notes themselves, I also have a report now from Sainsbury's occupational health. Thanks for the advice 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @juliesr and a warm welcome to the community. It is good to have you with us.
    Ideally, you want to chat with one of our benefits specialists about this situation, and they will be in touch with you just as soon as possible. The combination of it being the weekend and their having a ridiculous amount of work on hand may slow things down a little bit but they're very quick off the mark.
    I'm going to tag a gentleman here who is one of those who may best be able to help you and he or another will get back to you. @CockneyRebel
    Warmest best wishes to you,
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @juliesr
    Sorry to hear you are so stressed out by this. we have some great videos about the PIP tribunal process you might like to watch?

    Senior online community officer
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi juliesr

    Have you sent a copy of the OH report ?
    If not and it is helpful to your claim, you should send a copy to the tribunal asap.You can submit further evidence usually up to 7 days before the hearing.

     DLA and PIP use different criteria for awards

    The tribunal are only interested in how your condition affects your functionality, medical evidence is only usefull for explaining the why

    So be prepared to answer questions regarding your functionality

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • juliesrjuliesr Member Posts: 15 Listener
    I lost my tribrunaral and have had to make a new claim for pip but capita keep sending me appointments for Cardiff wich is an hour and half away 
  • juliesrjuliesr Member Posts: 15 Listener
    I can't travel there and have told them and now they have sent me another assesment yet again in cardiff
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If a home assessment is required then you'll need a letter from your GP stating the reasons why you can't attend. When you rang them to cancel your first assessment did you tell them you couldn't travel that far? Did they not offer you another assessment date and time closer to home? You can only cancel an assessment once. 
    Community champion and 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.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    juliesr said:
    I lost my tribrunaral and have had to make a new claim for pip but capita keep sending me appointments for Cardiff wich is an hour and half away 
    Did you make a new application straight after losing the first at a Tribunal?
    If so you may well find, unless this second claim has been completed in such a way that it shouts that an award is due, that the DWP will view the second claim in the light of the previous failure.

  • juliesrjuliesr Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Can't believe it, I rang pip to say I need another pip assesment and explained that I couldn't travel to Cardiff and they agreed capita were wrong to ask me to go there and they would contact capita to advice them that I need a home visit or a closer venue like Hereford and
  • juliesrjuliesr Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Yet again it's for Cardiff 
  • juliesrjuliesr Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Died anyone know if contacting my local mp would help me 
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you tried cab or welfare rights for advice? 
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • juliesrjuliesr Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Yes CAB managed to get me a closer appointment which I have tomorrow for pip and iv sent a
  • juliesrjuliesr Member Posts: 15 Listener
    MR for my esa 
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