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finally have evidence but in process of tribunal, will the dwp look at it before tribunal now?.

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moonieshines
moonieshines Community member Posts: 10 Listener
edited January 2020 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all, 

I werent able to provide evidence when I first applied for pip as I was waiting for different appointments etc. I had a xray n doctor said there was nothing wrong with my hip even tho I've been in agony and not able to move around. He sent me to a specialist, the consultant looked at my xray n immediately said I have a big piece of my hip bone missing. Which is why I'm struggling to walk n in so much pain. He diagnosed me with hip dysplasia. I then had to wait another 3 weeks for an apt which they cancelled so had to wait another week. In that time I'd had my assessment I had shown them the letter showing them when my specialist apt was which was at the end of the month. Anyway, the week after my assessment they said I was fine because I could sit down they literally pointed that out in every question. so zero points. So I did the mandatory reconsideration and they said they need more evidence n that I had 10 weeks to get it in. I again told them when my specialist apt was, they got back to me within 3 weeks, just before my apt n said same. No points.

So I've had to go through tribunal. I recently got my evidence from my doctor on diagnosis, so I was able to send that off with my partners statement.

So question is do I need to send the evidence to pip people as well or will they see what I've sent to the tribunal? As I'm still waiting for dwp to reply.
Also now they have that evidence will they make a decision before the tribunal?

I have had a look on here for my question but I cant find exactly what I'm looking for.

Thanks in advance.


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    HI,

    PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors. Any extra evidence needs to be sent to HMCTS and they will send it to DWP.

    It's rare for DWP to offer an award before a hearing date but it can happen. My advice is to expect the hearing to take place and if you do get an offer then it's a bonus.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • moonieshines
    moonieshines Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Thankyou. Yes I've heard that too but I was asked by the tribunal to send a letter from my doctor with my diagnosis and how its affecting my daily life and what medications I'm on and a statement from my partner on how it affects my daily life from his point of view too.

    I'm not sure what else I can provide tbh or if it is enough. As that's all it says to provide.

    Thanku for ur reply. :)








  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your submission stating where and why you think you should have scored those points, with at least 2 real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you should also be written.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • davet
    davet Community member Posts: 77 Courageous
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    my experience of communication with the tribunal is yes, anything you send to them is sent to DWP, however again from experience, I have found that the DWP tend to ignore letters from GP's and specialists, I am unable to walk more than approx 10 steps without having to stop due to pain, DWP said they have no medical evidence to support this
    despite my sending a copy of my GP letter confirming this twice and when I sent it a third time it was simply ignored

    On the plus side, I have had two tribunals and have found that those carrying it out tend to be more human that the faceless DWP and are more willing to listen
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