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Advice on similar cases?

Soond777Soond777 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello all, I've had MS or 26yrs, and am not yet in a wheelchair. I had finally been granted DLA for life; 10 yrs ago, but have not scored enough pts on my PIP to keep my Mobility car.  In 7 days time I have my tribunal to fight for 2 more points on Mobility, and I'm bricking it!!

Does anyone know how I can find similar court cases so I know roughly how I'll be questioned please?

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Soond777 and a very warm welcome to the community! It's great to have you here. I'm sorry to hear about the points for PIP. Here is some information about what happens during a tribunal, but I hope other members will be able to share their experiences with you.

    I wish you the best of luck and please do let us know how you get on!
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    Scope

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

    No one can tell you what questions you'll be asked during your hearing because no one knows anything about your case or how your conditions affect you. PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis so you can't compare anyone else to yourself.

    Are you taking someone with you on the day? this can often help with any anxiety you maybe feeling.

    Just so that you're aware sometimes they can't make a decision on the day and they will write to you within a few days. This doesn't mean anything other than a decision couldn't be made on the day. Lots of people are successfully awarded even when they don't receive a decision on the day. Good luck and do let us know the outcome.
    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.
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Scope helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi @Soond777,

    Welcome to the community.

    There is a website called pipinfo. This is a guide to PIP regulations and case law.

    It might be useful to have a look through to see if there is anything that relates to your situation.

    Good luck with your tribunal!
    Joanne 
    Scope
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Soond777 said:
    Hello all, I've had MS or 26yrs, and am not yet in a wheelchair. I had finally been granted DLA for life; 10 yrs ago, but have not scored enough pts on my PIP to keep my Mobility car.  In 7 days time I have my tribunal to fight for 2 more points on Mobility, and I'm bricking it!!

    Does anyone know how I can find similar court cases so I know roughly how I'll be questioned please?

    Hi, I know some folk with MS...I was wrongly diagnosed with it for 7 years...PPMS..It turned out not to be MS, but it presented in a very typical way.
     It took my mobility totally within 3 years.

     Do you have difficulty walking? I guess you do to have got some points. If so, perhaps that is a point to appeal on. I hope you get the extra points on MR. x
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,989 Disability Gamechanger
    1 - get yourself a representative. Start with https://advicelocal.uk/


    3 - caselaw isn’t going to win your case as much as having identified the points you think you should score and having at least a couple of anecdotal examples per points scoring activity. 

    4 - https://pipinfo.net/ is good on the regs and the guidance. It’s incomplete on caselaw. I don’t think it’s a good use of your time between now and your hearing but if you absolutely must represent yourself then you can find caselaw at https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/welfare-rights/caselaw/category/upper-tribunal and  https://www.gov.uk/administrative-appeals-tribunal-decisions
  • M_EandmeM_Eandme Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    @Soond777 i went to tribunal last year like you i was so anxious and scared especially after some stories i had heard, i had 3 lovely caring and sympathetic ladys who turned my 6 points to 18, i never had decision on the day as they were running late but decision by post 2 days later, i have ME, they only asked me questions relating to the evidence i had given, take someone with you, i took a support worker who was allowed to speak at the end. Good luck:)
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