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Tribunal papers

ScissorhandsjackScissorhandsjack Member Posts: 20 Listener
Hi all recieved a date for my esa appeal. Can't help but feel a little daunted. Keep looking through the bundle of papers from dwp and can't believe the lies. I'm not sure where to begin with it all I can't get an advisor to come with an can't afford legal services. I have seen somewhere an example bundle where an advisor has used highlighter pens to make information stand out(I presume) has any body had an advisor do this and say why and has it helped. I'm going it alone and need to be well preoared
Tia

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

    As you've now got a date, you're leaving all of this a little late. It would have been much better if you had tried to get a representative much earlier on, as waiting times for Tribunals are huge. This would have given you plenty of time to prepare for the hearing. You need to forget about the lies that were told and concentrate on which group you think you should be in, your reasons why and the evidence to support your claim. Good luck.
    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.
  • ScissorhandsjackScissorhandsjack Member Posts: 20 Listener
    Hi poppy and thanks for the information. Unfortunately where I live there is only cab for a couple of hours once a week. So getting an appointment is really difficult. I know I have left it late. All evidence has been submitted had a brief letter from my doctor who was not at all happy to write one. I saw online a while back that someone displayed a sample of an advisor using highlighters to information. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light😊
  • merlin1976ukmerlin1976uk Member Posts: 3 Listener
    You could contact citizens advice sometimes they can provide help and someone to go with you to your tribunal
  • ScissorhandsjackScissorhandsjack Member Posts: 20 Listener
    Thanks merlin1976uk
    We don't have a local cab. I have phoned but they said rhy don't go to tribunals 
    Thanks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Is the letter from your GP the only evidence you sent?
    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.
  • ScissorhandsjackScissorhandsjack Member Posts: 20 Listener
    No I have sent lots of evidence in 
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