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Tribunal against p i p after having D L A For 18 years

Lucysam25Lucysam25 Member Posts: 35 Connected
Going to court to appeal against pip after having D L A For 18 years  & suffering with  C P & Spina-bifida  & getting Diagnozed with Ostoprosis   just recovered from fractured ankle 2018 december  broken wrist in 2014 A fractured shoulder december  also bad hip but the DWP  person who came to see me said  i could walk more than 50meters  i can' t even walk without the walking stick  

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,355 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello,as you well know DLA is about your illnesses and disability. Whereas PIP is about your abilities so disputed your medical history if you cannot meet the PIP descriptors and awarded enough points to be awarded a PIP benefits. Have you or did you have a MR before taking your case to tribunal.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    wilko said:
     Have you or did you have a MR before taking your case to tribunal.
    Everyone has to request this first, if they don't then HMCTS will refuse your appeal. You need to MR decision letter when requesting the Tribunal.
    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.
  • Poppy2012Poppy2012 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi LucySam25
    Like you when I first started on PIP they did the interview at my home when the result came back from them they said I did not qualify for anything due to "the way I had answered their questions) the answers they had down was nothing like what I had told the guy so I called them stating that the answers were not what I has said they said they have to work off the report and there is nothing they can do but when I stated that if they want I will send them a recording of what happened in the interview which I had on my CCTV system they suddenly said they will arrange a new interview and after that one came back I was granted lower rate for care and higher rate for mobility so before you go to the court make sure you have worked through the reply to you and what you said to them they are not meant to make up their own answers just to keep the numbers low and make sure you only tell them how you are at your worst not when you are at your best if you are going to attend the court take someone with you and tell them you could not attend on your own.
     I sent in a doctors report from my own doctor (it cost £25 but was worth it) along with a record of my medication for the last few years (which you can download from your doctor if your surgery is up to date with patient records.
    good luck with your claim.
    Regards Poppy Ann 
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