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KarenT1988
KarenT1988 Member Posts: 12 Connected
Hi,
I have my date for my PIP tribunal. I am going to send some new evidence in before but I was just wondering if I have to send original letters or copies? 

Thank you
Karen

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  • Cazann
    Cazann Member Posts: 83 Pioneering
    Hi,
    I have my date for my PIP tribunal. I am going to send some new evidence in before but I was just wondering if I have to send original letters or copies? 

    Thank you
    Karen
    Hi Karen. I am waiting for a tribunal date and I've photocopied all documents and sent in the copies. They turn out to look the same as the originals anyway.. But I wouldn't send originals.
    Good luck with your tribunal.

  • lindadenise
    lindadenise Member Posts: 302 Pioneering
    Send copies i did that
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,366 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Never send originals, always copies. Make sure you put your name and Tribunal reference number on the top of each copy you send. You should also make sure that they are sent to arrive no later than 10 days before the hearing date. Sending them later than this could cause the Tribunal to adjourn because they may not have time to read that extra evidence.
  • KarenT1988
    KarenT1988 Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Ahh ok I just wasn't sure. I'm so anxious about the tribunal. I've heard they are not very nice and can be rude.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    By nature a tribunal is inquisitorial, their job is to get to the facts of the case. To some people this may seem to be aggresive but unless a climant is forthcoming, and bear in mind that emotions are running high, the tribunal members can seem a little fierce
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    By nature a tribunal is inquisitorial, their job is to get to the facts of the case. To some people this may seem to be aggresive but unless a climant is forthcoming, and bear in mind that emotions are running high, the tribunal members can seem a little fierce
    I have had only one Tribunal appeal. I found that the Chair - judge and the disability person were fine. It was the doctor that was aggressive. Part way through the hearing he asked what would happen if my wife had run out of her pain relief medication (Morphine) and the chemist/GP surgery were closed for the weekend. My answer was that without a prescription from the GP the chemist could not supply the drugs. And as I had the same medication prescribed for me and had a stock of it at home I would use mine for my wife until she could get a replacement on Monday. To me that sounded reasonable and something that I have done before.

    All hell broke loose and I was told to leave the room. 10mins or so later I was called back in and was told by the doctor that I was no better than a common drug dealer and the panel were considering reporting me to the police for drug dealing!!

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