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Well, Ive filled all their forms jumped through two of their hoops. Am on the final stage, BEGGING, erm, sorry I mean appeal . I've filled in their appeals form too, HMCT SSCS Appeals Court Bradford.
If you're at this stage and, like me, does not have a Representative, some hint's and tips from a loners prospective and my point of view only. The reason I don't want a Rep, I'd rather do this myself, if I lose it's my fault and no one else to blame. And, if you get a Rep, who's new to this, how would you know ? Who knows what their politics are or how they feel about disabled people. Not saying you should do it my way, you may need that support.
When filling in the paper form, read it first. Then, read it again, before putting pen to paper. Think about your responses. Check for errors in spelling and grammar. I'm not the best at both, so a computer is useful. I inputted all my responses into the computer first and made any adjustments on there first. I know you can do it online, but once you've sent it, it's gone and that's that.
There is a checklist that is in the paper form use it, you can also download the complete form from the interwebthingy. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/748554/sscs1-eng.pdf It's an printable PDF
I download two, just in case I knocked the coffee cup
So now you've filled it in with your best handwriting, check it. Send it off, enclosing MR (Mandatory Reconsideration letter from the DWP). I've also put in some evidence. I marked it as evidence bundle No1 and so on. Remember this is a Court and a Judge is one of the three panel members.
I'm not telling grandma how to suck eggs here. I know many on here will have gone through this stressful experience. What I want, is to help the noobs like me. And the old-timers (I'm sure there are young-timers as well ) who've been through this, to give any hints and tips that worked for them. How did you fair at your hearing. What to expect and questions asked of you.
I hope this helps some, big love.
If you fight, you won't always win. But if you don't fight you will always always lose.