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PIP claim at tribunal

picochewpicochew Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi , I'm new to all this, so , not sure how to go about this. Last year (2018. )  I was diagnosed with a benign meningioma that is on my brainstem, I applied for pip as soon as I found out I could. Having had a face - face with whom I presumed was a person who new what they where talking about, then went on their merry little way, few weeks later recieved my results and guess what? , yep you have all got it, my score was a whopping. 2 , and thats only because I am going deaf. Now after all the usual appeals it's gone to a tribunal, tha has6taken almost 12. months to come through, I will keep one and all informed of how it goes, now thats all said, thank you6for listening

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Are you appearing in person for your hearing? This will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour. You can take someone with you on the day but you will need to answer all those questions yourself, unless you have an appointee and then they will be able to answer for you.

    Please do remember that PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    During the hearing the Tribunal will only take into consideration what your condition was like at the time the original decision was made, this means that any worsening of condition will not be considered.

    Have you send your written submission? This should include where you think you should have scored those points and your reasons why adding 2-3 real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.

    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.
  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 368 Pioneering
    Tribunals always refer to what you  put down on your PIP2 form that is why it is the most important form for you to relate your conditions with carrying out the descriptors get this wrong you face an uphill battle to get justice
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    markyboy said:
    Tribunals always refer to what you  put down on your PIP2 form that is why it is the most important form for you to relate your conditions with carrying out the descriptors get this wrong you face an uphill battle to get justice
    Not correct sorry. HMCTS look at everything you send them, which includes evidence, PIP2, assessment report etc etc.
    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.
  • MobileGamesMobileGames Member Posts: 88 Courageous
    Good luck. The only thing I can say that may be of some help is to say it as it is. When they ask a question,state how your condition affects you and why you can't do what it is that they are asking you. Give some examples. Keep to the details and try not to go off point. I know I'll find that hard as I have a habit of wittering on when I get nervous and completely stray off point. Do you have a cpn,occupational therapist,social worker, someone from the CAB to go with you? Or a family member for moral support? Remember,you can do this. You've had a long wait with tons of stress to add to your conditions as well. Stay strong. 
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