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Tribunal

KarenT1988KarenT1988 Member Posts: 8 Listener
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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  • CazannCazann Member Posts: 88 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.

  • lindadeniselindadenise Member Posts: 302 Pioneering
    Send copies i did that
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 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.
    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.
  • KarenT1988KarenT1988 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    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.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 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
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    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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