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i went to my PIP tribunal yesterday in burnley.The tribunal opened with the chairman introducing the other 2 people,females, a doctor and i presume a DWP person.The opening remark by the chairman was we are not part of the DWP,but what they fail to tell you is they get paid large amounts of money fso they must be getting paid from them this they will deny,In my mandatory report i filled out the forms with all the information i had.The Chairman in his opening address stated that they cannot discuss the mobility because i am over 65 years of age,What an under handed way to tell you this when is not mentioned on the PIP form.He stated that my illness /walking ability should have been reported earlier,before my 65 birthday,so why do you have to go yo all the trouble of purring in am appeal when you are told this.This is another way that the DWP operate.they also sent me every single page and letter of DLA/PIP i have filled in 333 pages.A majority of the pages are from when I received DLA.I was sent the PIP new application a few weeks before my DLA expired.I was 65 in 2017.Please if you are reading this please take note of the 65 age limit ,you will fall into the same trap.I told the chairman that this is discrimination against the elderly and should make no difference in your 25 or 65 everyone should be treated the same.
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