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How long does the tribunal take?

sedysedy Member Posts: 7 Listener
edited November 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
My daughter has her pip tribunal in a few weeks... she has ptsd due to being attacked at the age of 14 and 16 and because of her alcoholic father.. will she have to go into detail about the PTSD she is also registered blind. Pip was refused because she can make beans on toast , and roughly how long does the tribunal take.
Thank you for any help

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

    If she doesn't have an appointee then yes she will need to answer all the questions herself, otherwise her appointee will be able to answer them on her behalf.

    What questions they ask her will totally depend on her case and how her conditions affect her and no one can tell you what exactly they will ask.

    How long the hearing will last will also depend on her case and again no one can answer that.

    Sometimes a decision can't be made on the day, if this happens they will write to her within a few days with the decision. It doesn't mean she won't be awarded. Lots of people don't receive the decision on the day and are awarded successfully.

    Good luck to your daughter.
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,951 Scope community team
    Hello @sedy and a warm welcome to the community. 

    I just wanted to wish both you and your daughter the best of luck for her upcoming tribunal. Please let us know if we can help at all. 
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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck for the tribunal.
    xxx
  • zakbloodzakblood Member Posts: 419 Pioneering
    Good luck for the tribunal and hope it all goes well for you both
  • sedysedy Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thanks everyone... when I asked about what they asked I meant will she actually have to tell them that she was raped or could she say something happened to me at 14 and 16 xx
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    How awful, i'm so sorry!

    It really depends what questions they ask her. No one can answer that for certain.
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  • sedysedy Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Ok just know if they make her say it it will make her so bad thank you
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They can't make her say anything. If they ask her questions it will be because they are trying to get a picture of how her conditions affect her.
    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.
  • sedysedy Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thank you so much poppy... and sorry for all the questions 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @sedy, very best of luck for the tribunal to you both. I really hope the questions aren't too invasive for her.
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,412 Disability Gamechanger
    A person who is registered as severely sight impaired (there’s no such thing as registering blind even though CVIs still mention it years after it was changed) should be on PIP M @ enhanced rate on planning and following and PIP DL @ standard rate at minimum. Points for prepping food;  bathing; dressing and reading should be straightforward but also points for budgeting and social engagement. Odds on a person who is SSI can’t do facial recognition without audio cues etc. 

    That’s before you even get into the PTSD.

    As for how long the tribunal lasts we can be very specific about that. You should be listed for at least 40 minutes and can ask for longer if, for example, the appellant can’t read the appeal bundle and therefore has to rely on audio. It will make things harder to follow and thus slower. As they’re registered they are deemed disabled under EA 10 and can ask for reasonable adjustments like tribunal length. They should also make a thing in advance in writing and asking that the tribunal members identify themselves by name or role each time they speak. That will instantly reinforce the facial recognition angle but also it’s needed. If you have a female GP and a female judge how do you know which one is which when speaking? 
  • sedysedy Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thank you so much Mike. On the refusal letters it doesnt mention the mental health does that mean that they are not recognizing it at all.. or pip are not challenging... sorry for the questions tribunal is tomorrow at 10am.. wish us luck 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,412 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s a standard letter and it’s rushed and template driven. Don’t focus on their evidence. Focus on yours. 
  • sedysedy Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Tribunal won thank you so much everyone 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Biggest congratulations @sedy!! 
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  • sedysedy Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Can I say thank you to everyone that has helped and back pay from when first forms went in in 2017... went from no points on living to 9... and mobility from none to 12 
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