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Frustrated about PIP tribunal

Claire75Claire75 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited June 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
I've waited 6 months for my tribunal pip case.. Can't attend in person and tbh I'm fed up of going on these health assessments.. They lied about my last visit.. So frustrating.. Said I was on my own when I wasn't.. Its like its my word against theirs.. Of course they will believe the pip people😭


  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    Hello @Claire75 Welcome to our community forum.

    I am sorry to hear you are having problems with the assessments. I have put some information below that may help if you want to appeal:

    If you would rather talk to someone to guide you through process, please let us know.
  • Claire75Claire75 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you so much.. I had three assements last year.. Draining for me... Te doctor and specialist also write letters confirming my illness and I've still had to go through all the appeals.. But again thank you.. Really helps x
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    No problem Claire, I hope you get through it. Whenever you want to talk we are here for you. In the meantime have a look around our discussion groups, you will find everyone is really friendly and supportive. We also have a very active coffee lounge for talking about interests, sharing ideas and fun general chat.
  • Claire75Claire75 Member Posts: 5 Listener
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Claire75 and welcome to the Community.  It's nice to meet you.  I'm really sorry to hear about your experience with your PIP tribunal.  I know PIP can often be a lengthy and frustrating experience with sometimes "inaccuracies" being experienced by people along the way, which is very unfair!  I hope you have found the above really good information provided by @M_Anthony to be helpful and I wish you well with the rest of your PIP journey.  Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on.  If we can be of any help/support to you then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Claire75Claire75 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you so much... This has been very helpful.. Will let you know when I hear from the tribunal 🙏🙂
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,208 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Claire75 - & welcome to the community from me too. If I may just add to the support & advice given above. Sadly you're not the first person here that has had a poor experience over PIP assessments. With a tribunal, it's important to know that they are impartial, & often seem to discount the assessments done on behalf of the DWP. So, they will make their own judgement, looking at all of the evidence afresh.
    What it's important to get across is how your disability affects you for the activities you have problems with. Your Drs medical information will not be questioned, but they need to know why you have problems, & saying you have it for any specific diagnosis doesn't help. Try & give a couple of examples for each applicable activity as to when, how, & why it's difficult. Does it cause pain, does it take you longer than someone without your disability, do you need help/support, can you repeat the activity as often as you'd like, can you do it safely, does it have a consequence such that it might leave you exhausted, etc. Your own individual response.
    In case you haven't seen a list of the 'descriptors,' please have a look at the following link, including the notes at the end. Please see: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/Scores-for-PIP-Descriptors-2020.pdf

  • Claire75Claire75 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you for your reply...yes I've heard a few times that they seem to change alot of the things that was said in the interview...if I go on another one I will be recording it next time with the official equipment ...thank you for the link too 
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