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Tribunal times

Barlow88
Barlow88 Member Posts: 29 Connected
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Rang tribunal today and in 34 weeks into my wait it's up to 37 weeks they said the appeal is ready for hearing anyone else had the same response from tribunal services my local hearing place is Wolverhampton 

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Barlow88

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  • Barlow88
    Barlow88 Member Posts: 29 Connected
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,122 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Are you appearing in person for your hearing or have you asked for a paper based decision? Appearing in person will give you the best chance f a decision going in your favour. The success rate of paper based decisions are much less. If you're appearing in person did they five you a date when you rang them today? If not and it's ready then i'm sure you'll receive a date soon. Good luck.
  • Barlow88
    Barlow88 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    I'm appearing in person no they just said it's ready for hearing and there waiting for a date. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,122 Disability Gamechanger
    They will write to you when a date becomes available. Good luck.
  • Barlow88
    Barlow88 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Thankyou @poppawotsy I will let you know the result
  • Barlow88
    Barlow88 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    I've got to go and see a autism specialist now as I have signs of autism 
  • markyboy
    markyboy Member Posts: 367 Pioneering
    You cannot use that as evidence in this tribunal 
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Wishing you all the best with your autism specialist appointment @Barlow88, do let us know how you get on. We also have an Autism and Aspergers Advisor here on the community who can answer any questions you may have.
  • Milly123
    Milly123 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    I was on higher mobility and lower care indefinately on dla. I was then transferred onto pips and after my face to face, I was awarded standard mobility and standard care. Without going into too much detail, the only reason I didn't get the higher rate of mobility was because the assessor lied in her report. She said I walked, when in reality, I was pushed in by my partner in my wheelchair. But, it is our word against hers, we have no proof. I felt that I should have got higher mobility like I was on with dla as my health has gone downhill rather than improved. I was so angry that she lied that we put in for a mandatory reconsideration. It came back with the same decision so I applied to take it to tribunal. I've now received all the paperwork from dwp for the tribunal and after reading through it all, I'm so stressed with thinking that the tribunal panel will believe their lies rather than me and that I may even loose the standard rates that I've already been awarded. I've lost all the confidence that I had when I applied to go to tribunal. Now I don't feel that the extra stress of waiting for months and then having more questions fired at me by a panel of judges is worth putting myself under. Can anyone tell me how I can put a stop to going to tribunal please? 
  • AnksponPete
    AnksponPete Member Posts: 4 Listener
    DON`T back out now. I know someone who works part time and claimed DLA, when it was up for renewal , she had to apply for PIP. She was awarded standard mobility and standard care, compared to high rate mobility and middle care of DLA. She asked for a mandatory reconsideration and was refused an increase, so she took it to a tribunal, the citizens advice person told the judge what an outrage it was that she had had her disability benefits cut, when it was obvious that she couldn`t walk without feeling bad pain  and also that the assessor had not told the truth at the face to face. The judge awarded her enhanced rate of both components for ten years and that`s longer than the award that I got! Never give up, that`s what the government want you to do!
  • markyboy
    markyboy Member Posts: 367 Pioneering
    it's always best to stick them out but if its going to affect your health you have to weigh up is it worth it
    As far as i am aware you can ring the court and cancel the tribunal and inform the DWP and you will just carry on with the award until your review
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    markyboy said:
    it's always best to stick them out but if its going to affect your health you have to weigh up is it worth it
    As far as i am aware you can ring the court and cancel the tribunal and inform the DWP and you will just carry on with the award until your review
    If you do nothing the Tribunal could either rule on the evidence you have sent in or adjourn the case requesting that you attend at a later date.
  • Milly123
    Milly123 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    Thanks to you all for answering my query on pips tribunal. Everyone seems to think i should carry on with the tribunal. I have definitely been giving it a lot more thought. I will do what mikehughescq has suggested and contact the local authority welfare rights in my area and see if they can help me. I know you stand a better chance of winning a tribunal if you have a representative with you. It says on their website that they don't always do this but sometimes they can. I know cab no longer represent you at tribunal so it's no use going to them. Although cab were very good at helping me fill in the initial forms for pip. Thanks once again for all your replays.
  • Milly123
    Milly123 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    Sorry, I meant replies. Lol.
  • Barlow88
    Barlow88 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Got my pip tribunal hearing 2 weeks tomorrow any tips and advice 

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