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Lost my tribunal - please help

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This discussion was created from comments split from: PIP - statement of reasons.


  • fluffy
    fluffy Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Please can someone help. Me. It was my first time at a tribuneral. It was for pip. I only scored 5 points and lost my appeal. After the first question i just broke down and with cronic anxiety and depression.i just cried throught. I couldnt think properly. While i was trying to answer one question another one was asked. I didnt have time to think properly and the things i wanted to say i forgot. I was such a nervous wreck crying. I forgot all the vital evidence i wanted to point out. I forgot to speak about important medical evidence they had and may not have had time to look at. Their was over 350  pages to read. I forgot my esa assesment report that id had the week before. I forgot my note book of important infomation to explain my difficulties day to day. I wasent prepared for the bombarbment of questions. They had multiple reports of medical evidence for. MALIGNANT HYPERTENSION GRADE 4, HYPERSENSIVE RETNIOPATHY GRADE 4  which left me with imparement of vision. I have a rare type of high blood pressure i take beta blockers for my heart to keep me alive. I have cronic anxiety and depression. Im a high risk diabetic thats caused nerve damage and clawed toes to my feet. I have ELEVEN ALLERGIES. I have walking difficulties due to a previous snapped achillies and now with diabetes on top im left feeling suicidal, ive no family i live an isolated life. I now cant get to numerous appointments . My podiatrist treatment or my docters. I dont have the taxi fares anymore. Ive missed multiple appointments. I need specialist shoes i cant get them. Im totally stuck and now with no light at the end of the tunnel its left me feeling suicidal. Ive had enough ive no fight left in me im worn out and feel alone. I dont know what to do next please could someone advise me. Ive no strength to go through any more dwp assesments its mentally and physically destroyed me can anyone help please yours sincerly lisa
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @fluffy and the warmest welcome to the community! I am so sorry to hear this and cannot imagine how stressful and draining the last few months have been. It sounds like it's been a long fight. You mentioned feeling suicidal, I was just wondering what mental health support you had around you at the moment?

    If you are feeling like this then please do call the Samaritans on 116 123, they are available 24/7. Alternatively, SHOUT are a crisis text line. If you text shout to 85258 then a trained volunteer will be in touch. You do not need to go through this alone and is out there. If you feel in immediate danger then please do call 999 or go to your local hospital.

    I have attached some information about an upper tribunal which is another step in the appeal you can take. I appreciate this is probably not what you want to be doing after putting all your energy into the tribunal. Do you have anyone who can help you with this?

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,439 Disability Gamechanger

    I'm sorry to hear that. You now have 1 month from the date of the decision to request the statement of reasons and record of proceedings. Once you receive this you need to find someone to take a look to see if an error in law was made. If no error in law is found you won't be able to take it any further and it's the end of the road for that claim, i'm afraid.

    350 pages of evidence is an awful lot for anyone to read. Very often less is more for evidence purposes.

    If no error in law is found you can start a new claim at anytime but using the same evidence you previously used will very likely see another refusal. My advice is to speak to an advice agency near you for help and support if you do start a new claim.

    Good luck.
  • fluffy
    fluffy Member Posts: 3 Listener
    THANKYOU very very much for your helpful advice. Im feeling a bit better in myself. Im going to see a welfare adviser on tuesday see what they say. Ive sent a letter off to leeds tribuneral service to ask for state of reasons so i can then hopefully appeal. I will keep you updated. And again thankyou. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Lovely to hear from you @fluffy! I'm glad you are feeling a bit better and that you are getting some advice on Tuesday. I hope that goes well. :)

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2019
    Hi @fluffy - Welcome to the community Lisa. I'm very sorry to read about your Tribunal & how it made you feel....you have been through such a lot. You have received the very best of advice from Chloe & Poppy, but I also wanted to say this is such a friendly community so you can come on here any time, there's usually someone about, just to chat or look around.
    I hope we see you about; please keep in touch.
  • fluffy
    fluffy Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I wll keep in touch i promise and thankyou


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