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Tribunal bank statements

SingingSinging Member Posts: 135 Courageous
Hi if I go to court and Tribunal for my PIP will they be able to or will they want to look at my bank statements and make personal judgements against me? Thank you


  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,355 Disability Gamechanger
    @Singing. Why what gives you concerns that the tribunal hearing needs to see your bank statements?? It’s about PIP not your financial situation.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2019
    I agree with wilko. Why would you think they would want to see them? It's not a court, it's a Tribunal.
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  • SingingSinging Member Posts: 135 Courageous
    Just things that people say to me, I experience quite a lot of challenges in myself assertion and my rights, Things that people have said are that the government can look at all of your bank statements when they are deciding what you are entitled to. I don’t have any money in there, I just wondered if they were going to look back and see What or how I spend my money and then decide based on that.?
  • SingingSinging Member Posts: 135 Courageous
     A couple of people have said to me that the DWP can retrieve personal bank statements and then make decisions based upon that. As I say I don’t have any money so, I just wondered if they were going to look in to my bank account? And then make personal judgements, because I have experienced being judged on a personal level.  
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Please rest assured that PIP has no interest in your financial situation and will not want to see your statements
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  • twonkertwonker Posts: 617 Member
    This post does raise other issues as well. If a claimant says that they no longer have a driving licence in order to avoid the questions about having a licence but no longer driving, do the DWP have access to the DVLA driving records?

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