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emmalou169 Member Posts: 8 Listener
I have a hearing impairment with a vestibular hydrops ( pressure in the inner ear) Meneries which I suffer from vertigo tiñnitus  dizzinesst nausea lightheaded muffled ears insomnia and tiredness throughout most days I have at least a few  of theses symptoms, don't know what a normal day is anymore as most days are bad one. I suffer with depression as this illness does get me down and I become isolated from my symptoms as this brings on anxiety due to vertigo attacks which are unpredictable and quiet frightening when they occur. Been off work 2 years with just claiming UC benefit only.
So I applied for pip October 2018 
I was declined with 2 points ?
I kept on appealing my claim 
Tomorrow was my tribunal hearing but my Meneries took over me of  dizziness off balance and pressure in my ears so I don't feel well enough to attend the hearing tomorrow, my friend rang them to explain have but there wanted me to explain in a email I did  ask for it to be postponed but I'm worried that the hearing will go on with or without me explaining my health condition of how i have no control over it .

Has anyone else had to cancel at the last minute but still had success of winning the appeal tribunal? 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,239 Disability Gamechanger

    I'm sorry to hear this. As it's such short notice then the hearing may go ahead without you. If it does then you'll receive a decision in the post within a few days. It's always much better to appear in person, paper based decisions for Tribunals only have between 5-8% chance of success, compared with 74% for those that appear in person.

    Do be aware that they will only take into consideration what your condition was like when the original decision was made.
  • emmalou169
    emmalou169 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hello Poppy
    Thank you for your post Meneries is unpredictable ? there is no way I could drive and with no support so  i had no transport to get me there? If it does go ahead without me so hope I get excepted? I really hope it gets postponed ?
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,578 Scope online community team
    Hi @emmalou169, I'm sorry you're unable to attend your tribunal and hope that it can be postponed for you. Please let us know when you hear anything. :)
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  • emmalou169
    emmalou169 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you . I will hope and pray that it was  successful if did go on without me today?
     @emmalou169, I'm sorry you're unable to attend your tribunal and hope that it can be postponed for you. Please let us know when you hear anything. :)


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