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Pip tribunal now confirmed

Martin2019Martin2019 Member Posts: 33 Connected
edited October 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
hi- I have been waiting since Feb for a tribunal date for my PIP ( first claim for PIP ) has a letter confirming a telephone tribunal BUT it’s a date when my partner can’t make it and she normally supports me. I’m struggling to ring and ask for a date change as might this delay it even further ? Should I just do the call alone ?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    They may not agree to delay the hearing but if you do decide to ask the sooner you contact HMCTS the better. Is there anyone else that can be with you on the day of the hearing?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Hi @Martin2019 and welcome to the community :) 

    I have moved your discussion to our PIP, DLA and AA category so that it will hopefully get more responses.

    It's hard to say how long asking for a new date would delay it by, but if you feel as though you need the support of your partner it might be a good thing to try to re-arrange it.

    Can your partner support you with the phone call?
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Martin2019 :) As the others have said, there are options, but how would you feel about doing the call alone if it came to that? 
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  • Martin2019Martin2019 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    I guess I could do the call alone- she has helped me send in all the evidence and has sent evidence from doctors etc for me. I will probably do it alone as the stress of waiting out weighs the award possibility. 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,234 Disability Gamechanger
    Is there anyone else who could support you instead of your partner?
  • Martin2019Martin2019 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    No nobody else - we have made the decision i
    will do it alone but should have a neighbour who can be in hand for
    support 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 4,983 Disability Gamechanger
    Any tribunal is really about preparation,

    Do you know which points you ought to score and why? Do you have real world examples ready to recite of what happens when you attempt those points scoring activities? Have you played devils advocate with your own evidence and tried to pick it apart? Do you know what a tribunal is; where to find the rules which govern them and what it is they will be doing? 

    Prepare yourselves for all of those and you will be fine with or without support. If you can’t answer the first two questions at minimum then it’s no surprise the claim has been rejected thus far. If you can then maid sure you get to grips with the third and fourth. 

    Telephone hearings are overwhelmingly a positive experience but where they’re not it’s either because you didn’t have a good case in the first place and decided to wing it, or, lack of preparation. For people who worry a lot about these things there us nothing better than doing proper research and getting to grips with basic cinceots to the extent that you start to feel in control. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    It's good that your neighbour will be on hand to help if you need it @Martin2019 :) Let us know how you get on!
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  • Martin2019Martin2019 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    hello - Martin had his tribunal last week - ( I’m typing on behalf as he has got really down about it all taking so long ) they asked him very unique questions to his case ( telephone appeal ) and I was very impressed by the questions asked and the time allowed for him to answer / he has had an email to say a decision has been made and letter is in the way. Our post is shocking so might be a few weeks for the decision letter - but seems a short time compared to the 18month plus when he originally applied for PIP! 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,312 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for the update - hopefully Martin gets his decision letter soon, with the right outcome. Please let us know, thank you.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Best of luck with the outcome @Martin2019

    Thanks for the update.
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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 633 Pioneering
    OMG you have been waiting 18 months ? It’s taken 18 months in total ? That’s a Long wait I’m sorry it’s taken so long but wishing you all the best luck keep us updated
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 633 Pioneering
    It sounds very stressful but think of the back pay  . We wish you all the best .
  • Martin2019Martin2019 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    Got the decision zero
    points both - shocked horrified - terrible not much more to say 
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