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questions asked by the judge or panel

Billy15Billy15 Member Posts: 25 Connected
hi what if the judge or panel asked questions like why are you appealing whats the best anwser thanks

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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    @Billy15
    id imagine your appealing because your assessment and MR did not highlight the needs you have, points received for each decipher possibly not how you are day to day.

    im not sure if they would ask that anyway.

    if it was me I would just tell them why, don’t think there’s a best answer 
  • Billy15Billy15 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    @susan48 thank you just trying to get everything on paper as i would forget xx
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Recently posted by esteemed member , may be of interest

    1) Concentrate wholly on what you were like on the date of claim.

    2) There are no “trick” questions. Tribunals are usually listed 20 minutes apart so, apart from the appeal papers, they need questions which cut across lots of functions. So the car question is brilliant because it indicates grip; mobility; dexterity; the ability to do something repeatedly; concentration and stamina. Instead of thinking negatively about such stuff think about what they’re getting at and your answers will be much better and more detailed. Similar questions include whether you’ve been on holiday recently. It feeds into mobility (getting across an airport); stamina; the ability to cope alone; the need for aids and appliances.

    3) There are no set rules or order for a hearing beyind the requirement that it must be seen to be fair. 

    4) Watch the judge’s pen. All three members may take notes but only the judge writes a record of proceedings. If you don’t want them to miss anything then remember that they can’t write as fast as you can speak, so watch their pen and slow down. Don’t worry about going too slow. They will tell you if you do.

    5) Never interrupt any tribunal member. It is perfectly okay to challenge them provided it’s not rude or aggressive. However, think about whether what you’re challenging them on is directly related to points. If it’s not then better to focus on points. This is especially important because loads of people second guess the demeanour of tribunal members as determining whether they are pro or against and it’s largely nonsense. An aggressive, challenging member may well just be a poor communicator and wholly on your side right up to the point you challenge them etc.

    6) Get yourself a representative and travel to the venue by whatever means makes you feel comfortable. It’s only ever an issue if you don’t explain what you did in full and if doing so contradicts your other evidence in some way for daily living and /or mobility.

    7) Same goes for clothes. You need to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. If you’re not relaxed then the likelihood of you presenting well are much reduced. Dressing down is not a good idea unless that all you can afford. A person who feels naked without make-up or a suit abd tie will similarly be over stressed if they try to pretend they’re in their comfort zone dressing down. 

    8) Other people’s tribunal experience can be valuable but it’s just that. Their experience. If they lost then it’s the tribunal to blame. If they win they everything they did is why they won and what you must do. The truth is usually very much in between.

    9) Know your case. What points are you going for and why. What’s your evidence? “The HCP was a liar” is neither evidence nor a winning strategy. Also, know the appeal papers. What’s where. 

    10) Do not be tempted to claim you’ve worsened since the date of claim. That’s a recipe for a failed appeal and an invitation to make another claim. Even if you have got worse always concentrate on your date of claim and what you were like then.


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    @Billy15
    i used a template online to do my letter for my appeal, type in PIP APPEAL Template and I’m sure you’ll find one, it had questions and you answer them, it at the end gives you the letter.
    i did add some things I felt should be included though, things in my MR and f2f I felt were used negatively against me.

    i hope this makes sense to you, I’m rambling on.

    good luck, maybe someone can help find the template for you x
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    @Billy15

    when is your tribunal date?
  • Billy15Billy15 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    @susan48 hi susan my tribunal date is 24 may
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Billy

    Have you entered a submission ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Billy15Billy15 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    @CR HI CR YES got solisitor going with me
  • redpoppyredpoppy Member Posts: 8 Listener
    What is a submission?
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    A submisson to the tribunal is your case and arguments as to why you meet the criteria for an award

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Billy15 said:
    @CR HI CR YES got solisitor going with me
    Your solicitor should prepare you for the questions, You should know the answers anyway. The case is about you and the problems you have so answer honestly

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