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Still waiting for pip tribunal 54 weeks

tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
hi just a update I'm on 54 weeks waiting for tribunal in bfd I've phoned tribunal today they have said i email the tribunal for a update n request telephone or paper based hearing also I've received a letter from my specialist about my conditions how it effects me and need help with all daily activities and mobility issues from 28th Nov 18 on going should I send this into tribunal not sure
Thanks

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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,748 Disability Gamechanger
    Its not unusual even in normal times to wait over a year for a tribunal hearing, no harm sending new info to the tribunal although I'm not 100% sure that they will take it into account.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    I'll email the letter to tribunal the specialist has said that I applied for pip in 2018 and was refused and would they reconsider this obviously he gone on my medical records and have seen him 4 times since 2018 to last month 
  • charlotte441charlotte441 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    @tara2019 I am clued up with the tribunal as my cousin has been ... don’t panic! if you don’t mind me asking did they state why your not entitled to PIP?
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Yes they offered standard on daily but no mobility which I'm claiming for but would only give standard if I dropped tribunal i refused that I've been monitoring tribunal sending evidence in from April 2019 ino its not relevant to 1st claim for pip novc2018 but as from last Yr my conditions have worsen I've had to give up my job and now my spinal problems and mental health has worsen from Jan this Yr sorry for the rant I just want this tribunal to happen now before review nov 2020 
  • charlotte441charlotte441 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    @tara2019 just fight for it. so many people give up when they are legally entitled to it because of the knock back. the DWP don’t expect people to go to the tribunal they think people will just give up. believe it or not the DWP have contacted claimants before the tribunal date to award them something so that’s a possibility! as if you was to win they would have to back date all your money. the tribunal rate it high, but ( not everyone ) gets it. so be mindful. 
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Thanks for advice I am fighting for what I'm intitled to i won't give up I've got a lot of evidence about my condition just hoping tribunal isn't too long to wait now
    Thanks
  • charlotte441charlotte441 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    @tara2019 your welcome. is this your first time claiming or is it a review? sorry I forgot to ask. 
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    1st time claim i didn't get help filling the form didn't put enough info down but my review nov20 i am prepared with help n filling forms and lots of evidence to send in 
    Thanks 😊 
  • charlotte441charlotte441 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    @tara2019 just provide as much information as possible. as little evidence you will probably not be awarded it. the more the better! so what do you think you should of got then? for care and mobility? have you checked the descriptors as you can see where you should of been awarded. 😊
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    I think I should of been enhanced on both there was a lot of errors in assessment they didn't take any of my evidence from 2015 to 2019showing my deteration of my spinal problems mri scans arthritis trapped nerves in both legs mental health suicidal attempt self harm I've sent to tribunal about 15 occupation health reports 6 physio reports mental health team all my medical notes specialist reports occupational  therapist saying i need help regarding my problem which are still getting worse this is why I can't wait for tribunal 
  • charlotte441charlotte441 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    @tara2019 wow it sounds like you have got loads of evidence. best of luck. sounds like you will end up being awarded it. but obviously I can’t promise that. the PIP can call you before it and change there mind as they have done that to a few I no. best of luck ! 
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Thank you lets hope they change there mind ill keep you posted when the tribunal not too long 😉 
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,967 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tara2019 -  Just a word of caution; errors in your assessment do not gain you an award.....showing where you should gain points, & why, may. Sending 'relevant evidence' is great. Sometimes less is more!
    It is untrue that with little evidence you will probably not be awarded, as mentioned above.
    The tribunal will just want to know exactly how your disabilities affect your daily life & mobility. Give a couple of examples (for each activity that applied) of the difficulty you faced, showing why you had problems, when they occurred, what was the consequence of them, could you do the activity safely, did you need an aid to accomplish the activity, etc.
    Take your time answering questions; anything you're unsure about, ask for the question to be repeated, or put another way, & be honest.
    I hope it isn't much longer until your tribunal, & look forward to hearing from you. :)

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,980 Disability Gamechanger
    The advice from HMCTS is wrong. You don’t need to email in and request a paper or oral hearing. At this point all hearings are previewed by a salaried judge. If they can be awarded on the papers then they will be. If not then it proceeds to a telephone hearing or video if all agree and the facilities are available. 

    More evidence does not increase your chances of success. It very much depends on what the evidence is and what gaps it plugs. If the evidence you are planning sending in has clear applicability to your date of claim then by all means send it in but the wiser question to ask is whether it’s filling a gap in your evidence. If it simply repeats other evidence then it might still have some worth but if you have multiple reports saying essentially the same thing then the worth of one more thing doing that diminishes.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,748 Disability Gamechanger
    @tara2019 i'm a little confused, are you appealing because your condition has got worse since you applied? If so i'm not sure thats how it works, because an appeal can only be for how it was, so to speak, perhaps what you would have been better doing is accepting the award as offered and then at a later date putting in a change of circumstance?
    If i've got it wrong sorry but its a bit confusing.

    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    No I'm appealing my nov 2018 pip put appeal in April 2019 my conditions have worsened dec 2019 this is why I'm anxious to get this tribunal done if I don't get the award from nov18 which all my evidence is before that date and just after I'm ready to put in new claim n send in more evidence which I've been gathering together from Jan 2019 until now . in Nov 18 I could walk up to 20 metres with aid now I can't walk a metre without severe pain ive got arthritis in my spine neck knees and both sciatic nerves are trapped I live with chronic pain and nerve pain.also my depression an anxiety has been severe since 2018 and made worse by been dismissed on health grounds and disability has not help either 
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