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Rep for PIP Tribunal

Ben2303
Ben2303 Member Posts: 24 Connected
edited October 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi everyone, 

not to sure if its too late to be getting assitance here, but have a tribunal next tuesday for my PIP Appeal.

unfortunately i don't have anyone to go with.
Is there anywhere i can go where i can get a rep to come along to the tribunal with me?

been citizens advice, but they have said they dont offer a rep service..



thanks in advance


:)

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Welfare rights or a law centre will be a good place to start https://advicelocal.uk/

    Do be aware that even with a rep they won't be able to answer any questions for you. You will be expected to answer them yourself because you're the only person that knows exactly how your conditions affect you.

    Good luck with the Tribunal.

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ben2303, how are you doing?

    I really hope the tribunal goes okay tomorrow. Please do let us know. :)
    Scope

  • Ben2303
    Ben2303 Member Posts: 24 Connected
    Thank you poppy and Chloe for your replies. 

    I did hear from someone else, if I bring a rep along to the tribunal, they are limited to what they can say. 

    Im just not looking forward to tomorrow one bit, I’ve had a break down already today, and can’t get myself out this state.... 

    thanks again for both of your replies. 

    Ben :-)
  • Jurph
    Jurph Member Posts: 362 Pioneering
    Good luck tomorrow Ben!

    I took a representative to mine and although it was nice to someone with me, looking back, I could have done it on my own.

    The tribunal want to hear it all from you. Just tell the truth. Perhaps wrote a list of what you want to say?

    I messed mine up as I started to panic but my list kept me straight. The panel looked at my list for me when I was struggling to talk. It just gave me a moment to focus again.


  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,577 Scope online community team
    Hi @Ben2303. How did you get on today? 
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