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Tribunal advice

tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
hi everyone I've got my tribunal by telephone on 15th june its stressing me out and its all I can think about even dreaming about it running through my head I suffer from severe depression and severe anxiety chronic pain arthritis spinal problems nerve pain can anyone give me advice who has had a telephone tribunal how to prepare for this advice on questions they will ask so I can prepare thanksx

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  • katho31katho31 Member - under moderation Posts: 694 Pioneering
    tara2019 said:
    hi everyone I've got my tribunal by telephone on 15th june its stressing me out and its all I can think about even dreaming about it running through my head I suffer from severe depression and severe anxiety chronic pain arthritis spinal problems nerve pain can anyone give me advice who has had a telephone tribunal how to prepare for this advice on questions they will ask so I can prepare thanksx
    hi @tara2019, someone will respond soon with advice for you, sorry to hear you are so upset and stressed, take care  :)
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,358 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tara2019 Welcome to the community

    I have been to tribunal in person not over the phone. The best advice I can give is to read through your bundle and your original application to make notes on how you think you should have scored against the descriptors. They will ask how you manage to do the tasks any aids you use and support or assistance you need, what prevents you from doing the task.

    How you are affected if you do the task etc, it is all relating to how your condition was at time of assessment and not any change in condition 

    There are other members on here who have recently had a phone tribunal maybe have a look through other posts for more insight.

    Good luck and try to stop worrying easier said than done
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Thankyou for your advice I have read lots of posts on here I have read all my bundle and will start make notes on everything which im apealing thanks 😊 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tara2019, I'm glad others have been able to offer support and advice, You are not alone in this and many of our members have been through the process.

    I really hope it goes well and please do let us know how you get on. :)
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  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Yes I will do thanks xx
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,347 Disability Gamechanger
    There are no set questions. They will be based on previewing the appeal bundle and identifying areas which are problematic or unclear. That simple really. There are also, contrary to many who assert this, no “trick questions”. Tribunals have limited time so if they can ask a question which covers multiple descriptors then it makes sense to do so. Telephone tribunals are harder and longer for all concerned. Focus on knowing your paperwork and get someone else to look at it and play devils advocate. 
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