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Pip and epilepsy

Betty1952Betty1952 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited July 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I'm going to an appeal my daughter she has epilepsy and doesn't no when she is going to have one she was getting dal but changed over to pip could anybody give me any advice on this please she is so worried about going she's thinking of forgetting it this is making her worse and I'm so worried about her need advice on what happens next thankyou 

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  • WaylayWaylay Member Posts: 922 Pioneering
    I'd take a look at epilepsy websites.
  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 368 Pioneering
    If you take PIP to the appeal stage you can put your case on paper and ask them to make a decision on that alone so you would not need to attend the hearing
    I have had 2 tribunals in my time on PIP the first i attended and lost and the 2nd i did not attend and won but PIP is a lottery
  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    Hi @Betty1952,

    Citizens Advice has a useful page on appealing a DWP benefits decision, and we have a page on our website with videos on different stages of the appeals process which you might find useful. I hope these help! :)
    Liam
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Betty1952,

    The important thing for the appeal is to be clear about what points your daughter should have got and why. Remember that if she can't do something safely then she should get points for not being able to do it. If an activity is only safe with supervision, she should get points for needing supervision.

    You can use the PIP self-test with her to get an idea of what she should have scored.

    It's great if you can write something to send to the tribunal explaining what you think she should have got and why (linking the points to evidence) but it isn't essential.

    Another really good guide to PIP appeals is the one from Advice Now which you can download for free. Remember that the tribunal are there to help make sure your daughter gets the right award. I'd recommend that she goes along because statistically, she is more likely to get a good result that way. You can go with her and the tribunal clerks are very good at explaining what will happen. 

    I'd really encourage you not to give up as many PIP decisions are changed at appeal.

    Will
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