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Tribunal

Pippa45Pippa45 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi just wanted to ask advice. I had a Pip tribunal yesterday as I suffer with Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chronic headaches. I still work but have reduced my hours as I find it incredibly hard to stay in work full time. I feel I was grilled more than in the assessment and was told I looked fashionable by the doctor on the panel?? Also the disability lady on the panel commented I was able to communicate well and this is one of the descriptors in the assessment. I didn’t realise if you suffer with a disability or long term health condition this makes you mute? I am awaiting a desicion in writing but feel like I will not be successful. I would just like to know if anybody else had a similar experience? 

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

    Just wanted to wish you good luck. Usually they write to you fairly quickly with the decision after the hearing. Possibly you'll receive it either today or tomorrow.
    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.
  • kalenkalen Member Posts: 14 Connected
    Good Luck with your result
  • Pippa45Pippa45 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you, Just received my letter and has been refused as expected. Not sure where to go from here it’s so frustrating they acknowledged I have these conditions but am not eligible for Pip.
  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Member Posts: 1,114 Pioneering
    Hi @Pippa45,

    We have some information about appealing a DWP benefits decision on our website, which you might find useful. You may also benefit from giving our helpline a call for free on 0808 800 3333 or [email protected]
    Liam
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2018
    I'm sorry to hear that. You can request the statement of reasons and record of proceedings. From this you'll need to find an error in law in making the decision, if this isn't found then you won't be able to appeal this decision.

    If you plan on starting another claim in the future then i'd advise you to get some help with the claims process because using the same evidence you used this time may not help.

    PIP is about how those conditions affect you and not about a diagnosis.
    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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