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The tribunal panel said they weren't going to hear my appeal. Were they allowed to say this?

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weeclub1
weeclub1 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited February 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello everybody.

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @weeclub1

    Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you today? I hope you are well but if you need anything we are here for you!  :)
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  • weeclub1
    weeclub1 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I went from dla to pip a few years ago,the pip award was less than I was previously receiving on dla. I went through all the procedures and ended up going to appeal,with the help of my local citizens advice. On the day of appeal ,I was waiting in a corridor to be heard,when, the citizens advice representative, informed me, that the tribunal panel. without any reason were not going to hear my appeal, and if I pursued matters then my existing award would be taken from me. This left me no choice but to abandon the appeal. Was the panel within their rights to do this?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Yes the panel can advise that to continue to appeal the decision can result in loss of what you currently have in place 

    Did your cab adviser not explain this to you 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    It would be wrong if they didn't warn you before proceeding with the hearing if there's any chance you could lose any award you may already have.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • weeclub1
    weeclub1 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thanks for having me.
  • weeclub1
    weeclub1 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I never went in front of the panel,because,,,had told   a member of the appeal panel had told my representative, that,, not only would my appeal be unsuccessful, but also my existing award would be removed. This information was relayed to me ,by my representative, and left me no choice but to not proceed with the appeal. I have never  found out why I was never allowed to present my case.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    weeclub1 said:
     I have never  found out why I was never allowed to present my case.
    You had a representative, who should have explained everything to you. If they didn't then you should have asked. This is what you had the representative for.
    There wouldn't have been anything to stop you continuing with the Tribunal but you would have risked losing everything you had at the time. If this was a couple of years ago then you are well outside the timescale which anything can be done about it now.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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