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ok I gone with a paper appeal yes I know it’s wrong been told I hear by 13 September today had phone call saying medical report will take 3 weeks then I got to send it she on Hoilday from today so is sectry so no one written it up I rung the courts told them it be about   A week yesterday  what happens it I get it late with paper you no idea it going to say unfit to travel alone 

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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi Quinlan1,

    It is very difficult to win a paper appeal, you need overwhelming evidence really to disprove the medical report that ESA have relied upon. All you can do is phone or write to the tribunal service and tell them that medical evidence is on the way and ask for the appeal not to be heard without it. It still sounds as though you have enough time to get it and send it in as its not August yet.
    I know you have your reasons for not attending but quite often attending the appeal is the best thing to do and your spoken evidence at the hearing is often what swings a tribunal's decision in the claimant's favour. It's not too late to advise them that you want to attend and I cannot stress how important to your success your attendance could be. If the Local Authority has a Welfare Rights team they may represent your case or CAB will at least give you advice and prepare a submission for you. All the best.

    Lee
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  • Quinlan1Quinlan1 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    Hi 
    ok  thanks I tried cab no luck long wait
    i have a major bowl problem which means I need to go now it’s over 25 miles to the court normally only do short trips and don’t eat or drink at all when out most times just a hour the dr going to say this in his report I was suppose to have bowl op but with other medical problems at the moment it’s a no pip has not asked for any medical records so far sent in 4 no luck all saying I can’t go out thanks for your help  

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