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Attending Tribunal to challenge PIP decission

onhisbehalf Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Can I go to the tribunal hearing challenging DWP decission on PIP on behalf of my son who has biopolar and is very unlikely to attend himself due to his frewuent change of mood depression and manic state.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,239 Disability Gamechanger

    If you're his appointee then yes i believe you can attend on behalf of him, otherwise no, he'll need to attend.
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,622 Pioneering
    Hi onhisbehalf,

    Yes you can attend the tribunal on your son's behalf if you are his appointee or he is aged under 16.

    If he is aged over 16 and claiming PIP in his own right it is best if your son can attend but if not then you should go and explain why he isn't able to attend and try and give a full picture of you son's difficulties and how he meets the descriptors for PIP. Have a look at the PIP pages on the Scope website. Take along any medical letters or information you think might be useful. If your son isn't attending, keeping a diary of a typical day and the kind of help and support he needs and taking that could be useful.


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