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Non accessible venues for hearing - whats a telephone hearing like?

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ebeneee
ebeneee Community member Posts: 87 Pioneering
edited September 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi Everyone,
Im stuck between a brick and a slab, i wrote asking for a ground floor venue, due to poor mobility i was granted ground floor venue, but not in my town, that means i would have to ask friend or relative to support me to the venue by driving out of town, i also suffer with agraphobia and claustraphobia, i panic when im not familiar with surroundings i have anxiety attacks and then this cause me to become breathless and have asthma attack,so i took the alternative of attending  hearing in 4 weeks in my town going on to the fourth floor, by walking as i cannot use the lift i have poor mobility, and yes i know i will still have panic attacks, anxiety will set in and will be using my inhaler, as once again i will not be familiar with my surroundings, but at least i will be in my own town, i dont venture out much, it seems the older ive become with more medical issues, the more i just want to stay at home in my own enviroment, where i feel safe.........question @poppy123456 @dave235@wilko, how many have won  with telephone hearing tribunal as i was also asked if i wanted a telephone tribunal i just want this nightmare to be over, ive waited 47 weeks, any advice would be greatly appreciated
Thank you in advance

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    I've only ever heard of a few people have a telephone hearing, they are quite rare as far as i know. I have no idea of the percentage for those i'm afraid. Obviously it's far better to appear in person with 74% that do have a decision in their favour.

    You may also be waiting much longer for a telephone hearing. Hopefully someone else will have further advice for you. 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.
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,882 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @ebeneee
    If you do have a telephone hearing, ask for advice first. Make sure you understand all questions.
    Ask them to repeat themselves if need arises. Good luck! Keep us updated. 
  • ebeneee
    ebeneee Community member Posts: 87 Pioneering
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    Thank you@poppy123456 @April2018mom for response i now know what i need to do, Thank you for advice given have taken them on board. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @ebeneee
    If you do have a telephone hearing, ask for advice first.
    Sorry but advice on what?
    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.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,381 Scope online community team
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    Hello @ebeneee, I hope you manage to find the right solution for you, please let us know how you get on. 
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • mossycow
    mossycow Scope Member Posts: 500 Pioneering
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    It's been a few months since my PIP assessment... But. I was aske dif I wanted someone to visit my home. Are you preferring a telephone assessment to a visit at home... Or do they not do those now.? 


    (also... Gosh, I know it seems really stressful and scary now but often it all works out. I got my PIP and it's really helping - Assessor was friendly and clear, decision was quick.... As compared to my first PIP assessment 5 years ago which was awful. And took 18 monoth...) 



  • ebeneee
    ebeneee Community member Posts: 87 Pioneering
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    Hi@poppy123456@Adrian_Scope @Username_removed @April2018mom, Thank you for response i received a phone call this morning asking if i wanted to cancel Tribunal date which is on the 9th i said no thank you, i waited over a year for this, due to mobility issues, i know Tribunal will be on the 4th floor in Birmingham, buit in Wolverhampton it will be on the ground floor, but im not familiar with there,(it is a part of the appeal) so then i was asked would i like to do paper hearing or telephone hearing which may not be for now, I have to admit the Tribunal service have tried to accomadate me, after getting advice on this site i decided that i will stick to the original of attending it in Birmingham, rather sooner than later, i just want it over and done with,  theres a saying who feels it knows it,no one knows what my life has been like for the  past year, ive been living a nightmare.
  • ebeneee
    ebeneee Community member Posts: 87 Pioneering
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    Hi@mossycow,
    Sorry its tribunal hearing i had assessment last year June (
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can imagine you want it done by the end of the year! Is this 9th October?
    I hope it goes smoothly when you are there. :)
    Scope

  • ebeneee
    ebeneee Community member Posts: 87 Pioneering
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    Hi@Chloe_Scope, yes it is the 9th......im  doing a countdown at the moment Chloe
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