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Representative to accompany to PIP Tribuneral

elbest
elbest Member Posts: 37 Connected
edited May 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi,
Do you know if there is an organisation who could provide assistance to accompany me to a PIP tribuneral? Either a representative to help me with my case or just someone to go with me? My son who normally does things for me works in a very important job and won't be able to attend. I have contacted welfare rights with no luck. I live near Wigan in Greater Manchester. Thankyou in advance.?

Comments

  • markyboy
    markyboy Member Posts: 367 Pioneering
    The average waiting time for a tribunal is now 9 months you could put your case on paper and send it to the court and tell them to make a judgement in your absence you will get a hearing much quicker.
    I waited 9 months for a tribunal that i attended and the next one i asked for a paper hearing and got it in 2 months
  • amy798
    amy798 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Look into Fightback4justice - I’ve heard they’re great at benefits and can advocate
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,845 Connected
    Welfare Rights in Wigan went in-house (for service users only) years ago. It’s not clear there’s anything left of it. Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre have a worker who does welfare rights advice and representation. No need to pay for a non-local service when you have an excellent free one in your area.

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