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Appeal date in oct

chrisd1962chrisd1962 Member Posts: 6 Listener
hi , my son has a date after waiting from Dec 2017 for this Oct  he used to be on dla since the age of 15 he’s now 26 and when got moved to pip got refused . He has agoraphobia with other conditions and I don’t think I will be able to get him to the appeal  can I go instead of him  any suggestions please would be helpful . 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    If you're his appointee then yes you can attend the hearing on his behalf. If you're not then i'm fairly certain that you won't be able to attend on his behalf.

    I know it's very scary but if there's any way he can attend then it would be much better. The Tribunal want to see for their self how his condition affects him, he'll be able to tell them in his own words exactly how his condition affects him. There's a much better chance of a decision going in his favour if he attends in person. Good luck.
    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.
  • chrisd1962chrisd1962 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I’m his Mam and deal with everything for him , the last time he was out was Xmas day for a few hours at his grandmas he hasn’t been able to see her since then he is not good with strangers and is only comftable at home with some one with him . He has had all his assessments at home . How do I become a appointee pls
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Hi,

    If you're his appointee then yes you can attend the hearing on his behalf. If you're not then i'm fairly certain that you won't be able to attend on his behalf.

    I attended a tribunal for my wife who had been refused Attendance Allowance. She was far to ill to attend herself having just been discharged from hospital due to lung issues. I explained this to the panel and they decided to go ahead.
    I wont go through what happened but it ended in chaos with the doctor describing me a drug dealer.
    Suffice it to say they didn't believe a word that I said and refused the appeal.

    Had she have gone then it would have been different in that the panel would have seen for themselves the difficulties she faced.

    I put a new claim in on her behalf the following day and just weeks later she was awarded Attendance Allowance for day and night care indefinitely.
     
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    I’m his Mam and deal with everything for him , the last time he was out was Xmas day for a few hours at his grandmas he hasn’t been able to see her since then he is not good with strangers and is only comftable at home with some one with him . He has had all his assessments at home . How do I become a appointee pls

    You have to make application to the DWP who will arrange for an officer to come to your home to assess the situation.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If he doesn't have the capacity to look after his own money then it would be possible to become his appointee. https://www.gov.uk/become-appointee-for-someone-claiming-benefits

    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.
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