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I've just sent of for tribunal online Worried

mk2000mk2000 Member Posts: 57 Connected
I've just sent of for tribunal online im just worried now as I read you can lose your actual points its making me feel sick although I do think I meet the criteria I wish i never did it now its making me ill... has anybody done this recently how long did it all take 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    They warn you if there's any risk to your current award, which i'm sure you were advised of this on a previous thread. You can of course withdraw your request at anytime. Average waiting times are about 32 weeks but it depend depend on backlogs in your area.

    I know it's easier said than done but please try to relax.
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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 122 Pioneering
    hi mk2000,  we,ve all been there i.e done things and regrets afterwards but as poppy says you can withdraw your request at any time especially if its worrying you that much. try not to worry to much as will only make you ill and as it could take aprox 32 a long time to have the stress. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mk2000, how are you feeling today? :)
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  • mk2000mk2000 Member Posts: 57 Connected
    Hi thanks everyone I need to just relax its just its been so hard to get just standard I feel like i am just being silly even to risk loosing it but I no i meet the criteria and I'm struggling really bad and I have to pay taxis and friends to pick food and shopping up for me which costs alot I just wish I didn't have to go through all this 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 3,999

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    It does sound really stressful, but I hope it all works out @mk2000 :) Have you looked into getting your food delivered through a supermarket's online food delivery service? I can imagine that the price of the taxis all adds up, and you can sometimes get the food delivered quite cheaply, or even for free, if you order to deliver at certain times. 
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  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,884 Disability Gamechanger
     Hi @mk2000 - as Poppy has advised, when it comes to a tribunal, you will be told if the tribunal feel you would lose your award, so you can then decide whether to proceed or not; most would probably not.
    Between now & then you can, as advised above, withdraw your request. It's up to you when you might consider doing this, or whether you feel it's worth pursuing. :)
  • Martin2019Martin2019 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    Hi don’t let it consume you. I sent off our appeal for
    my partner back in Feb this year and we are still
    waiting . Average wait times are more like 40 weeks ( that’s what they told us when we rang ) also our down a face 2 face hearing x 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi don’t let it consume you. I sent off our appeal for
    my partner back in Feb this year and we are still
    waiting . Average wait times are more like 40 weeks ( that’s what they told us when we rang ) also our down a face 2 face hearing x 

    Hi,

    Please be aware that face to face hearings are still currently suspended. Only in the most extreme circumstances will a face to hearing take place and up a couple of weeks ago there had been none of these at all.
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,914 Disability Gamechanger
    Waiting time now is negligible and most areas have no backlog of PIP appeals at all. So, from receiving your appeal papers, you’re likely to wait no more than 10 to12 weeks.

    When you do a mandatory reconsideration you can lose the points you already have. The most likely outcome is that they stay the same. 

    When you appeal you can lose the points you already have. The most likely outcome is that they increase.

    When you reclaim you can lose the points you already have. The most likely outcome is that they stay the same. 

    Appealing is not likely to be the thing making you ill. It’s more likely to be not knowing the basic facts. As you can see, the basic facts are absolutely in your favour. 

    In fact when you appeal you are signing up for a complete rehearing of your case so you are effectively going in with nil points rather than your existing points. The reality though is that points are not lost for no reason. PIP decision making is often portrayed as random when it is anything but. If points are lost they will always be lost because either they should never have been awarded in the first place or because a weak case was made for their retention. The weakest cases are the ones which obsess on the HCP reports weakness rather than whether their own evidence has sufficient strength. 

    There are some situations where it should be obvious points cannot be lost e.g. points awarded for the use of an aid or appliance which was prescribed and which you are still losing. 
  • mark1983mark1983 Member Posts: 44 Listener
    i agree with poppy that there know face 2 face my wife ticked for a face 2 face and we had a letter few days ago to say we had 3 weeks to hand in all are evidence that we have and the reason why my wife got took of pip as dwp didnt send any evidence in and the tribunal wont except it from them now with missing the extension for time few times any ways we put in face to face and on the letter it says it be done by phone call or video call my wife case is quite complex 
  • mk2000mk2000 Member Posts: 57 Connected
    Ye I'm going to go ahead with it its just my anxiety, I hope all goes well for you and your wife  
  • mark1983mark1983 Member Posts: 44 Listener
    thank you @mk2000 hope the same for you as well just build your case as best you can and contact CAB we found them a great help plus scope support on hear is 10/10 it just as shame cab are not doing face to face only telephone or email at min

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