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Can i request a telephone hearing?

gailnangailnan Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have appealed the original assessment which said that I was not entitled to any pip after being on full DLA for both care and mobility the revised the decision and awarded standard rate care but nothing for mobility 
I suffer with rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis chronic crohns colitis and am on infusion of infliximab every seven weeks my question is I don’t feel able to attend the court due to a flare up in the colitis due to the stress of this I would worry I would be able to cope I’ve heard I can request a telephone hearing is that true ?

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

    Yes you can but you may have to wait longer for this and they may ask you to attend in person because they always prefer you to appear in person.
    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.
  • gailnangailnan Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Well well if they refuse then I will have to rely on a paper hearing as I would not be able to sit in a room for 30 mins with the state of my guts at the moment
    thanks anyway 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I didn't say they would refuse but they always prefer you to attend the hearing in person rather than a telephone hearing or a paper based decision.
    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.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    They would probably want to see you to make it fair and give you the best chance of getting the right award - body language is a wonderful thing though - it sometimes says the opposite to what you are actually saying.
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