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Will tribunal make a decision on new capabilities i cant do because of a illness?

bristolgirl77bristolgirl77 Member Posts: 8 Listener
Hiya all😊 I'm new to this, I would like some advice please. I'm awaiting to go to tribunal for pip, I first applied for pip in January and didn't get awarded any points at all. But I don't think it helped that I acted on impulse when filling in the form in the beginning and didn't provide any evidence.
And even when I appealed online to go to tribunal,I don't think I explained myself with proper details of my capabilities, being impulsive isn't a good thing🙁
But since then my capability of things I can do has changed. 
Would tribunal take this into consideration at all? 
  Thanks😊

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    The Tribunal will not take into consideration any worsening of condition. They will only take into consideration how your conditions were at the time the assessment took place.

    Medical evidence isn't really needed for a PIP claim. Anecdotal evidence is really all that's needed. A couple of real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you and you should do this for your submission.
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  • bristolgirl77bristolgirl77 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thanks very much poppy123456
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @bristolgirl77 Welcome to the community, glad you have joined us. As Poppy says they will only take into account your condition when you applied.

    To stand a chance at tribunal you need to prepare and as advised give examples of why you cant do a task or how you can do it if you need aids, support, can do it safely and repeatedly. If you cant do something why cant you do it

    The best would have been if you put this on your initial form completion and also on the MR after you were refused.

    The form i key to the application

    Fingers crossed and hope you get better result at tribunal
  • bristolgirl77bristolgirl77 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hiya @janer1967 thanks I totally messed up my pip application as I didn't write everything down.
    And when it came to Mr I didn't write, I rang them and they text back saying I wouldn't need to do anything else only if I had further evidence and at the time I didn't as my condition wasn't diagnosed as my gp wouldn't help. 
    When I had the report back from Mr they contradicted everything I had told them on the phone.
    Thanks this is so frustrating I've now looked into get some help with tribunal. 
    If this is refused then I'll apply again, but get proper help with the form, and gather as much evidence I can 
      Thanks 😊 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Your welcome the tribunal looks at it from fresh start so if you have help and give good reason how you are affected by your condition against the descriptors this should help 

    Fingers crossed 
  • bristolgirl77bristolgirl77 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thanks very much 😊
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    For advice, start here https://advicelocal.uk/find-an-adviser if you can get representation then even better.

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  • bristolgirl77bristolgirl77 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thanks @poppy123456
    I was thinking of contacting citizen advice. Do you think they can help me in anyway. My son was going to be my representive but he doesn't want to anymore so could I change it to my friend? 

    Thanks😊
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,229

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    Hello @bristolgirl77

    Welcome to the community, I hope to see you around here more often :) 

    Citizens Advice is definitely an option for you, they have plenty of useful information about challenging PIP decisions. 

    Whether they will let you change your representation, I'm not sure. Have you tried calling to ask? 
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  • J35J35 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    @bristolgirl77 hi, i would recommend contacting CAB (i'm also in bristol and they have been great) i'm currently waiting to hear back from my MR and CAB helped all the way through, they will also continue to help if my MR fails and will help with the tribunal. the pricticular lady helping me said she can also be a representative for it and come along on the day (if it goes that far) hope this helps.  
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,229

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    @J35

    Glad they were able to help you so much, that person seems lovely :) 
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  • bristolgirl77bristolgirl77 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hello @Ross_Scope thanks very much  I've been thinking about contacting them, so I think 1st thing Monday morning I'll make the call to ca. 
    And I'll contact the tribunal.
      Thanks

  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,229

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    Sounds like a plan @bristolgirl77

    Hope you have a great weekend in the meantime :) 
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  • bristolgirl77bristolgirl77 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    @J35 hope all goes well for you. Fingers crossed 😊
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