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PIP Appeal at short notice

gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
edited May 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi my name is jan and this is first time on forum today I received a letter which was dated 8/4/20 it says my pip appeal date is mon 20/4/20at 1445 pm via phone calll due to carona virus I am absolutely dreading it as it’s such short notice I don’t no if my rep can help on day any advice tips anything please to help me thanks jan
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  • gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Would love to hear from anyone who has also had appeal via phone call and at short notice am so nervous
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,959 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @gallagher66 - Welcome to the community, Jan. As you wanted your rep to participate, you could have rung to say you wanted your tribunal postponed until they could also be involved in it.
    On a positive note, it seems that there's currently a trend that Tribunals over the phone have a high success rate.
    Don't mention any 'inaccuracies' in your assessment report, concentrate on explaining any difficulties you have with the activities of daily living & mobility due to your disability (as they were at the time of your appointment). Just take your time, be completely honest, & ask them to repeat any questions you're unsure about. If you made a copy of your initial claim booklet, perhaps read through that again. Good luck, & please let us know how you get on. :)
  • gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Thankyou so much chiarieds for your reply I spoke to my rep today I have to ring him mon morning so he can advise me waited so long didn’t want to postpone thankyou again I will keep you updated xx
  • gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi to all like to say am glad I joined today,as I said earlier got letter today to say pip appeal is this Monday afternoon via phone call, i attended a sea medical 4wks ago and got letter week ago basically stating I passed and was staying in support group the examiner on the day chose not to do the physical exam to my surprise , so I was wandering do esa inform pip or vice Verda thanks jan
  • gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,959 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Jan, As PIP & ESA are completely different benefits, your ESA continuing award, will not affect any PIP decision (or vice versa), if that's what you're wondering about.
    I'm pleased to read how helpful your rep is being. With his help, I can completely understand why you didn't want to postpone your Tribunal. :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,925

    Scope community team

    Hi @gallagher66, how did you get on with the telephone tribunal yesterday?
    It would be great if you could share your experience with us. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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  • gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi all hi Adrian thanx for asking 👍 well as you no it was very short notice my anxiety an stress levels are up also because my rep could not be with me but we spoke prior to appeal call and he which settled my nerves a little, my daughter was with me and the whole call took approx 1hr to be fair the panel were really nice esp judge she assured me at anytime if it got to much jjust to say and she’d give me all the time I needed till I could carry on, unfortunately she said they couldn’t give me decision there and then but at the end of day it would be done and put in post I received email today saying they sent so 🙏🤞it’s in my favour thanx again means a lot 
  • gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Type your comment I chiareds thanx for reply I have posted how my appeal call went on mon 🤞🙏it’s in my favour 
  • MobileGamesMobileGames Member Posts: 88 Courageous
    @gallagher66. That's great news. I bet it's a huge wait off your shoulders. You did well under extremely difficult and distressing circumstances.
  • gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Aww thankyou mobilegames I do feel like a huge weight has been lifted just waiting for letter now see what happens 
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,959 Disability Gamechanger
    @gallagher66 - Delighted to read your news. Congratulations. Well done on getting through it all. Hope you're relaxing again now. :)
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,970 Disability Gamechanger
    On your SSCS1 appeal form, you are explicitly asked whether you consent to less than 14 days notice. What was your answer?

    As you have a rep I presume they were involved in the lodging of the appeal and would have spelt out their availability in the appropriate space on the form? 

    If you consented to less than 14 days notice and your rep didn’t detail their availability you might want to ask why?


  • gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi hi all hi chiarieds hi Adrian thanx for support and comments with rep and joining really helped me cope sooo I have news got my letter I won appeal😊got standard for both can’t believe it really thankyou again xxxxxxxxxx❤️😘❤️Xxxxxxx
  • MangyWolfMangyWolf Posts: 40 Member
    Wow, I've been waiting for my PIP appeal since last April. Originally it was due on 3rd April. They arranged for it to be done by telephone on the same day but then still postponed it. After throwing all my rattles out of my pram at them they told me it was because they didn't have the facilities for telephone appeals in Kirklees, only in Bradford and Leeds, so I told them well then call me from Bradford or Leeds? They agreed and it didn't get delayed too much, it's on the 27th now.

    I asked 3 times to have my appeal sooner because I didn't have enough money but they still wouldn't do that.
  • gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Chiarieds yes thanx been chilling was quite mentally exhausted so glad it’s over xx
  • gallagher66gallagher66 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi mangywolf yes I had waited 14 months last feb19 they were only doin calls because of situation with virus I do believe they are also trying to set up video link as well as calls 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,925

    Scope community team

    That's great news @gallagher66! Well done on seeing it through and I'm glad you've been awarded. :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    Your feedback is really important to the development of the online community, so please remember to complete our online community annual survey
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