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I'm now waiting for a Tribunal date.

Lizzi73Lizzi73 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited August 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello there!
 I'm Lizzi, and I'm very new. Long story short, I've got Severe Asthma (but it used to be called Brittle), Diabetes, OSA, Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Disc Disease etc etc 😃. I was on DLA from 96-2018, applied for PIP, but got rejected. I'm now waiting for a Tribunal date...which I'm absolutely dreading.
 I hope that everyone is as well as can be. I'm looking forward to seeing the other topics and threads.

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Lizzi73   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We guide, advise and help new members who join the community.

    Please have a look around our website.

    We are friendly. 

    Please ask if we can help with any thing. Some one will know a member of our community or a member of our team.

    Wish you the best for your tribunal. 

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
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  • Lizzi73Lizzi73 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you so much for your reply @thespiceman! Actually there was something I would like to ask, if that's ok with you?
     I have been looking at some of the other members posts, and in the replies it mentions "descriptors" for PIP. Do you know where I might find them? 
    I cannot believe that I never knew that this type of support (or even the website) existed!
    Many thanks again, I'm truly grateful to you.
    Lizzi.
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    Hello @Lizzi73 welcome to the community.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,997

    Scope community team

    Hi @Lizzi73 and welcome to the community. :smile:
    You can find the PIP descriptors here. I hope that helps!
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lizzi73 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thanks for sharing with us.  I hope you enjoy your time on here and I look forward to seeing you around.  If there is anything else we can help you with at all then please just ask.  All the best.   :)
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lizzy73

    Good Evening & Welcome 😃😃

    I am also one off the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    I have just been through my “pip journey”

    Yes it’s best to know about the “Descriptors” before you attempt to fill out the form’s.

    Please please let me know if you need any help with this ??????

    @steve51
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2019
    Hello @Lizzi73   Thank you for the reply.

    My friend @ilovecats has given some relevant information.

    Please may I suggest make some notes or down load anything relevant to your tribunal or any benefits.

    Keep these as a reference guide.  Always useful.

    Just an idea for you.

    So you know what to expect.  It can be an lot of anxiety, confusion a difficult time.

    Please keep in touch if we can help with anything further.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Lizzi73Lizzi73 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi everyone!
     I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to reply sooner but I had to sell my phone so I could get my brother to get an old banger so he could pick up my child. But at least I have finally had my Tribunal and I was in the actual hearing room for less than 5 minutes! Thankfully, I won my case but I wasn’t able to be represented by anyone (but it would be a waste of their time and energy because I wasn’t asked any questions!)
     It only leaves me with one question: Why did it take such a short amount of time to decide my award when the DWP declined my DLA-PIP and subsequent MR?
    If I didn’t laugh about it, I would cry! 😂
    I only hope that they don’t appeal the decision now. I’m really hoping that it’ll all be over and done with after 13 months...
    Lizzi.
  • OSCAR1OSCAR1 Member Posts: 37 Connected
    Hi lizzie73 I had the same thing been on pip for 8 years and always on high rate for mobility then 2 years ago put on lower rate but condition  had got worse I appealed M. R. waste of time took to tribunal after waiting 56 weeks I was in there 5 mins the tribunal couldn't believe I was brought before them got higher rate for both parts for hopefully 7 years
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