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PIP Tribunal Date

Jedi_MasterJedi_Master Member Posts: 16 Connected
edited October 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi All

I have finally been give my PIP tribunal date, which is in the middle of November.

But how should I go about preparing for it?

I know I should take my appeal papers with me, to the hearing, but is there anything else?

Do you guys have an stories, of the appeal itself, so I know what to expect?

Or

Do you know of any good places, to do some research before the big day?

Thanks


Replies

  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Do you mean you have a tribunal date?
  • Jedi_MasterJedi_Master Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Yes sorry about that.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It's not a re-assessment, it's a Tribunal which is totally different. It's not a court, it's a room with people sat around a table. There will be a Judge, a Dr, a disability adviser and sometimes someone from DWP but not always.

    The questions they ask you will depend on your case on how your conditions affect you, it's different for everyone. They are totally independent to DWP and the health assessment providers and will listen to what you have to say. If you don't understand the questions they ask, then ask them to repeat it. You will need to speak for yourself but if you take someone with you then they may ask them as the end if there's anything they want to add but this doesn't always happen.

    You will need to take your bundle with you. Any extra evidence you have should have already been sent to arrive at least 10 days before the hearing date.

    Sometimes it's not possible to have a decision on the day. If this happens, it doesn't mean anything other than a decision can't be made. They will write to you within a couple of days with the decision. Lots of people don't receive the decision on the day and are successfully awarded.

    If it goes in your favour then backdated money can take 8 weeks. Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Jedi_MasterJedi_Master Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Hi,

    It's not a re-assessment, it's a Tribunal which is totally different. It's not a court, it's a room with people sat around a table. There will be a Judge, a Dr, a disability adviser and sometimes someone from DWP but not always.

    The questions they ask you will depend on your case on how your conditions affect you, it's different for everyone. They are totally independent to DWP and the health assessment providers and will listen to what you have to say. If you don't understand the questions they ask, then ask them to repeat it. You will need to speak for yourself but if you take someone with you then they may ask them as the end if there's anything they want to add but this doesn't always happen.

    You will need to take your bundle with you. Any extra evidence you have should have already been sent to arrive at least 10 days before the hearing date.

    Sometimes it's not possible to have a decision on the day. If this happens, it doesn't mean anything other than a decision can't be made. They will write to you within a couple of days with the decision. Lots of people don't receive the decision on the day and are successfully awarded.

    If it goes in your favour then backdated money can take 8 weeks. Good luck.
    Thanks for this, it's a great help.

    But what can be done, if the case is not successfully awarded.

    Is there anywhere on the internet, that has some example questions, that could be asked on the day?

    Thanks Again

  • LorryLorry Member Posts: 23 Connected
    I went to tribunal nearly two years ago, there was the judge, disability specialist, the DWP and another person. They were really good, the DWP did not ask any questions. I was in there about 30 minutes and was asked several questions to do with my disability. I was then asked to wait outside in another area. a few minutes later we were called in and my claim went from being turned down on both on both parts (not enough points) to top rate on both for a minimum of 10 years. It was backdated nearly a year. I had been on DLA for around 20 years before transferring to pip. Good luck 
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    @Jedi_Master

    Try not to over think it. Easier said than done, I know!

    There will be a judge, a doctor and a disability member. They're independent of the DWP.

    They'll pretty much go over everything again. Ask you all about what you can do, what you can't do, where you go, how you get in the bath - that kind of thing.

    Your time slot is about an hour. Sometimes they'll ask you to wait while they make a decision and sometime they post it to you. It doesn't mean anything - it's a time thing.

    Just be honest and you'll be fine. If you don't understand anything, ask them to repeat it.

    Good luck!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm afraid there is no examples of any questions that they may ask you because everyone case is different. It totally depends on how your conditions affect you.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Jedi_MasterJedi_Master Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Lorry said:
    I went to tribunal nearly two years ago, there was the judge, disability specialist, the DWP and another person. They were really good, the DWP did not ask any questions. I was in there about 30 minutes and was asked several questions to do with my disability. I was then asked to wait outside in another area. a few minutes later we were called in and my claim went from being turned down on both on both parts (not enough points) to top rate on both for a minimum of 10 years. It was backdated nearly a year. I had been on DLA for around 20 years before transferring to pip. Good luck 
    Thanks for this.
  • Jedi_MasterJedi_Master Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Jurph said:
    @Jedi_Master

    Try not to over think it. Easier said than done, I know!

    There will be a judge, a doctor and a disability member. They're independent of the DWP.

    They'll pretty much go over everything again. Ask you all about what you can do, what you can't do, where you go, how you get in the bath - that kind of thing.

    Your time slot is about an hour. Sometimes they'll ask you to wait while they make a decision and sometime they post it to you. It doesn't mean anything - it's a time thing.

    Just be honest and you'll be fine. If you don't understand anything, ask them to repeat it.

    Good luck!
    Thanks
  • Jedi_MasterJedi_Master Member Posts: 16 Connected
    I'm afraid there is no examples of any questions that they may ask you because everyone case is different. It totally depends on how your conditions affect you.
    Okay Thanks.
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