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Got my letter today for my tribunal date

angrymom2019angrymom2019 Member Posts: 11 Listener
I'm so stressed it's unreal this worry , any recommendation s in how the hell to get through all this x


  • sheZZasheZZa Member Posts: 232 Pioneering
    I really empathise with you. I’m really sorry that I can’t advise how you get through it as I’m going through similar so I understand exactly how you’re feeling. I just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone and I’m thinking of you xx
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,289 Disability Gamechanger
    You have been waiting, expecting this letter now its arrived you get, or have got stressed out. It's good news rejoice your nearly at the end of your journey for your quest to get your award. Think of, about the time when you first applied to go to a tribural today was way in the future. Read your notes, evidence you are going to take,give as the examples as to why you should be granted an award are they strong enough, have you got an answer if challenged is it justified, reasonable ect. Pray that justice will prevail.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There will be 3 sometimes 4 people on the panel. A judge, DR, disability adviser and sometimes a DWP representative. You'll need to answer all those questions yourself unless you have an appointee and then they will be able to speak for you. You can take someone with you, this will help with any anxiety you have.

    They'll be asking you questions about how your conditions affect you dating back to when the decision was made and not what your condition is like now.

    Any extra evidence you have should have already been sent. If you haven't sent it and your hearing date is more than 10 days time then you should send it now. If you take it with you on the day they may not have time to read it and you risk them adjourning the hearing because of it.

    Sometimes they can't make a decision on the day, if this happens they'll write to you within a few days. Good luck.
    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.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @angrymom2019, I'm sorry to hear you're feeling this way. Many of our members have been through the process themselves so at the very least, know that you're not alone and you're among others who can empathise.

    You may also like to have a look at Scope's advice on appealing DWP decisions to help you prepare, and do feel free to come back to us with any questions.

  • angrymom2019angrymom2019 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Thank you very much I have my tribunal in 3 wks I can't sleep or function through worry x
  • affii1993affii1993 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    @angrymom2019 it’s ok to be stressed about this but remember this is what you what and need to get back your pip you need to read all your notes, send any new evidence be prepared to be asked anything 
  • angrymom2019angrymom2019 Member Posts: 11 Listener
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