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Pip tribunals

MooGoesTheUnicorn Member Posts: 2 Listener
Just need to vent a little bit and ask for advice really

I have put in a claim for pip in February of 2019 went through a loooooooong process and finally got to a face to face tribunal in February this year, it got adjourned because the damn dwp didn't send in some of my papers, and with covid 19 I recently had a paper case and got  told the court would contact me. Well I here from them and the tribunal go adjourned AGAIN because they needed to hear from me. Now I'm waiting for a date for a telephone tribunal (my 3rd tribunal for the same case). Does anyone have any advice on phone tribunals? 


  • neuromum4
    neuromum4 Member Posts: 70 Courageous
    Hi, it's just a waiting game very frustrating. I applied last March last year got decsion in July, did MR got that decsion in November then I had a tribunal set for 1st April that was cancelled. I am waiting for a telephone Tribunal. I hope you don't need to wait much longer. I am in London so I guess the waiting time varies depending on where you are.
  • katho31
    katho31 Posts: 692 Connected
    for moogoestheunicorn, that is absolutely appalling!!! have you got your local mp and scope staff helping you?
  • MooGoesTheUnicorn
    MooGoesTheUnicorn Member Posts: 2 Listener
    katho31 said:
    for moogoestheunicorn, that is absolutely appalling!!! have you got your local mp and scope staff helping you?
    I can get help from staff on this site? I haven't even thought about contacting my local mp
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MooGoesTheUnicorn, I am so sorry you have been through this - I imagine you are frustrated!

    A phone tribunal will probably follow the same layout of a traditional tribunal. They will want to hear about your experiences and how your daily life is affected. If you look at the descriptors you may have an idea about the kind of questions you will get.

    Please do let us know how you get on and if there is anything else we can do to help. :) 

  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    edited May 2020
    MP not relevant here. 

    Under the emergency regs all cases should be previewed by a salaried judge. If they can award on the papers they will do so. If not then your case will move to a telephone hearing. It’s very unlikely DWP will particulate and you’ll be contacted by the clerk on the day to set everything up. 

    Your verbal evidence will be critical. If they felt the evidence in the appeal bundle, medical or otherwise, was enough they would have awarded on preview so start thinking about your examples as regards each of the points scoring descriptors you’re aiming for. Have the appeal bundle in front of you and know it inside out. 

    Oral hearings can be quite intense but phone tribunals are exhausting for all concerned. You will likely not get a decision on the day as the judge will have to end the call to you; agree a decision with the panel and then dictate that over the phone to the clerk. There might be time to ring you as well but most likely not.


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