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PIP TRIBUNAL DECISION
i went to my PIP Tribunal Meeting last Thursday. I went on my own as the Welfare Group I had belatedly been put in contact with could not help. I thought I would be ok on my own as it was being held in a Court building in an area of the city I am familiar with. I was very anxious by the time the Hearing started as it was slightly late. However I was not the only one there alone as the person before me was in a similar position. I was awarded the Care Component at the standard rate. However I did not get the Mobility Component which upset me a bit & I think it was because I messed up the question one of the panel asked me if the Hearing had been held in an unfamiliar place. I did not provide enough information about how it would affect me. I felt really ill & exhausted by the time I got back home & slept on & off for about 24 hours. However now I felt better and after going over what happened during the Hearing & the fact I made a mistake which may have lost me points I have written a letter to the Tribunal explaining how I felt during the meeting & putting in writing what I should have said in reply during the meeting. I have asked them to reconsider the mobility component. There was nothing wrong with the actual Hearing or the way it was conducted so it cannot be escalated to Tier 1. However reading the leaflet which was given with the Decision Notice there is nothing about writing to the Tribunal to ask them to reconsider their decision & providing new information so that is why I decided to write and see what happens. I went & posted the letter straight away so I could not change my mind. I now just have to wait & see what happens.
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