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Will l need to still attand a tribunal

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jw0957
jw0957 Community member Posts: 48 Connected
Hi all,
l have been talking to my daughter who is concerned that l may not win back any arrears from UC after loosing my ESA last Sept due to a decision to find me “fit for work” 
l have had an email from my Welfare right worker to say it’s good news and he has requested a copy of the report for the tribunal courts to advise them that a UC ASSESSMENT has found me unfit for work and work related activities. 
While l am happy and relieved at the decision lm concerned that my outstanding bills (Since loosing ESA & Disability Premium) still won’t be paid because l won’t receive arrears due to me. Will l still have to go to the tribunal now that UC has made the decision “Unfit for work and work related activities” this is something lm Most worried about. ?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    HI,

    Unless the Tribunal say otherwise then yes you'll need to attend that hearing because that's for the ESA decision and appearing in person will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour. Remember the Tribunal will only take into consideration what you were like at the time the decision was made on that ESA. Good luck.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • jw0957
    jw0957 Community member Posts: 48 Connected
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    thanks Poppy,
     my strews isn’t over then!! My daughter and l were just saying how good it was the UC had seen for themselves my illnesses and. Disablilty. I try not to worry but it plays in my mind. Just make my depression worse thinking l have to do everything over and over, it souls destroying and makes me feel unworthy ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. No, i'm afraid not but hopefully you won't be waiting much longer. Good luck.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • jw0957
    jw0957 Community member Posts: 48 Connected
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    Thanks Poppy ?
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