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PIP Re-Assessment

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

I have finally been give my PIP Re-Assessment 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

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  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,940 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jedi_Master it seems like this is probably a Tribunal appeal. If you have any input from any specialist(s) or therapist(s) that are relevant as to the time of your initial PIP assessment that you haven't already sent, then now is the time to do so.

    I'm sorry I can't help you further, other than to say that many folks seem to get a more positive & understanding response appearing in person at a tribunal. As ever, just explain the problems you're facing....be yourself, & completely honest.
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Scope helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi @Jedi_Master,

    It's good to hear that you have got a date, the waiting is always the worst part!

    Tribunals can seem very intimidating, but remember they are impartial and genuinely there to hear your side of the case.

    In my experience this is your chance to put your case to people who are actually listening and at the moment over 70% of appeals are successful.

    Tribunal panels are made up of three people: a legally qualified person, the "judge" who will chair the Tribunal and take notes, a doctor who will talk through your medical conditions, and someone experienced in care who will take you through a typical day.

    You can take someone with you if you need support.

    They will usually give you a decision on the day, but sometimes they need more time to discuss the evidence and then you will get a decision in writing within a couple of days.

    They will always refer back to how things were at the date of claim. This can be sometime ago so think back to how you were managing at that time.

    I hope this helps. If you have any questions please ask. I hope it all goes well.



    Joanne 
    Scope
  • Jedi_MasterJedi_Master Member Posts: 16 Connected
    chiarieds said:
    Hi @Jedi_Master it seems like this is probably a Tribunal appeal. If you have any input from any specialist(s) or therapist(s) that are relevant as to the time of your initial PIP assessment that you haven't already sent, then now is the time to do so.

    I'm sorry I can't help you further, other than to say that many folks seem to get a more positive & understanding response appearing in person at a tribunal. As ever, just explain the problems you're facing....be yourself, & completely honest.
    Thanks for this.
  • Jedi_MasterJedi_Master Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Hi @Jedi_Master,

    It's good to hear that you have got a date, the waiting is always the worst part!

    Tribunals can seem very intimidating, but remember they are impartial and genuinely there to hear your side of the case.

    In my experience this is your chance to put your case to people who are actually listening and at the moment over 70% of appeals are successful.

    Tribunal panels are made up of three people: a legally qualified person, the "judge" who will chair the Tribunal and take notes, a doctor who will talk through your medical conditions, and someone experienced in care who will take you through a typical day.

    You can take someone with you if you need support.

    They will usually give you a decision on the day, but sometimes they need more time to discuss the evidence and then you will get a decision in writing within a couple of days.

    They will always refer back to how things were at the date of claim. This can be sometime ago so think back to how you were managing at that time.

    I hope this helps. If you have any questions please ask. I hope it all goes well.



    Should I look through all my evidence and write down some talking point before hand?

    Thanks for the help.
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Scope helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi, I think it is a good idea to do that, although they should talk you through everything.

    It's a good idea to make notes during the Hearing of anything you think they have missed or not covered properly. You should then be given the opportunity at the end to bring these up.
    Joanne 
    Scope
  • Jedi_MasterJedi_Master Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Hi, I think it is a good idea to do that, although they should talk you through everything.

    It's a good idea to make notes during the Hearing of anything you think they have missed or not covered properly. You should then be given the opportunity at the end to bring these up.
    Thanks, I have an appointment with Citizens Advice tomorrow, so I am hoping they will be able to give me some advice to prepare as well.

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    HI @Jedi_Master, I hope you were able to get some advice today. :)
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  • Jedi_MasterJedi_Master Member Posts: 16 Connected
    HI @Jedi_Master, I hope you were able to get some advice today. :)
    Yes I did thanks. I have a follow up appointment in a few week to go through all my paper work.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great to hear @Jedi_Master! :)
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