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Pip tribunal decision

cheryllin2436cheryllin2436 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi my husband had his pip tribunal today at 3:00 feel like we where in there for ages.
They asked a few different questions each . And at the end we thought we would get a decision of the out come but was told the decision will be posted out. I dont know if this is going to be good or bad news from there decision. 
Is this normal procedure as I though we would get a decision. 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Sometimes it's not always possible to make a decision on the day. If this happens they will write to him within a couple of days. It doesn't mean anything other than a decision couldn't be made today. Lots of people are successful with Tribunals even when they don't have a decision on the day.
    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.
  • cheryllin2436cheryllin2436 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    My husband received his tribunal decision today and he was awarded high care high mobility, now to wait for the 13 months back pay they owe him.. 
  • DumplingDumpling Member Posts: 24 Connected
    That's brilliant news. I have my pip trubinal on the 7th June and I am anxious. I receive standard for both at the moment. 
  • cheryllin2436cheryllin2436 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    The tribunal isn’t as bad as what we first thought either there really nice there is a judge a doctor a disability person and someone from dwp the dwp person doesn’t say anything to you.. they will ask you questions the judge doctor disability person ask different questions and there not there to judge there very calm and understanding. Last about 25 mins we didn’t get a decision straight away I think it was because how distressing it was for my husband as he has severe ptsd from being in the Army. We certainly wasn’t expecting to receive both high rate care and mobility 
    it’s taken 13 months of stress and anxiety to get to this point..

    Good luck for you tribunal don’t worry take your time answering questions ask them to repeat them if you don’t understand. You will be fine...
  • DumplingDumpling Member Posts: 24 Connected
    Thank you. I had stage 4 cancer and had numerous amount of chemos and had a stem cell transplant. I have been left with numerous amount of conditions now which are for life. I just want a fair hearing as the dwp wrote things that wasn't true even though I have so much evidence from my consultants.
  • cheryllin2436cheryllin2436 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    That’s what happened to my husband in the medical she wrote things what wasn’t true and some questions in the report wasn’t even said. Even down to his mental health that wasn’t in the medical  report either. It’s disgusting how they treat you in a medical assessment they don’t care.
    the tribunal is scary I was a nervous wreck.. but they Put us at ease at lot.
    keep us updated on your tribunal I wish you all the luck in the world..
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