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Upcoming LCWRA Tribunal

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Gcloud
Gcloud Community member Posts: 54 Connected
edited May 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Its took ages and finally I have a hearing soon, I'm super anxious and stressed about it I've been on LCW for a while as I didn't even know there was a LCWRA.

I was awarded PiP also last year but I could challenge that with help from CA as I got 10 points and there was definitely points I should have got but didn't and at the time I didn't challenge as I was just happy to have the standard but the CA has been amazing through this and said she thinks we may have a case.

My question and understanding is that I know I'll need to be as honest and as open as I ever have been about my conditions which is tough, I was hoping to hear from some of you that have had a hearing as to just how it is? also maybe how it feels to tell them how difficult things can be or evidence to support my conditions.

thank you

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Gcloud well done for reaching out, that's a really positive thing to do. 

    I'm afraid I don't have any direct experience of a hearing so I can't answer your question, but I will mark this post as unanswered and hopefully our members can share their thoughts with you.

    If there's anything else I can do in the meantime, please let me know :)

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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  • Popdiva43
    Popdiva43 Community member Posts: 170 Pioneering
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    Good afternoon Gcloud, I was awarded lcwra straight away, but with pip I got zero points, and after MR also got zero points, so I had to take it all the way to tribunal,so I know what's the tribunal experience is like, you have to honest, and open, and tell them what life is like for yourself,myself I broke down,keep a diary of how and what happens on a day to day basis,and when you get to tribunal you have that to hand.In the end I won.I hope you have success at the tribunal and my fingers are crossed for you. 
  • Gcloud
    Gcloud Community member Posts: 54 Connected
    edited May 2022
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    Popdiva43 said:
    Good afternoon Gcloud, I was awarded lcwra straight away, but with pip I got zero points, and after MR also got zero points, so I had to take it all the way to tribunal,so I know what's the tribunal experience is like, you have to honest, and open, and tell them what life is like for yourself,myself I broke down,keep a diary of how and what happens on a day to day basis,and when you get to tribunal you have that to hand.In the end I won.I hope you have success at the tribunal and my fingers are crossed for you. 
    Thank you so much, I know ill need to bare my soul to them but it will bring a lot of emotions and anxiety doing so but there is some light at the end of this tunnel.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    I went to tribunal for lcwra and was awarded the panel were amazed I had been turned down 

    Its quite informal and they ask appropriate questions . I got emotional as many others do they know how to deal with that 

    Just tell it as it is I made some notes in advance and gave a summary at the end 
  • Gcloud
    Gcloud Community member Posts: 54 Connected
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    Thanks for the tips/help
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