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Hello! I have a question about tribunals

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wills95
wills95 Community member Posts: 26 Connected
edited August 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I only found this group today and already I’ve found very helpful info! But one thing that keeps popping up is the success rate when you attend the hearing in person… well I was hoping to attend via phone due to limited mobility and not being able to go out alone due too autism bipolar and fibromyalgia with arthritis in my hips that dislocate, so getting around physically is very hard and mentally I am unable to alone, the appeal is actual for my mobility side as I wasn’t awarded but should of been as I can’t go out without someone with me. My question was, will I need to attend in person to get the best result even though I’m appealing on the ground of not being able to go out? Thank you :) 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    To the best of my knowledge ‘In person’ covers phone. It means the claimant is present rather than relying on the tribunal to rely solely on the existing paperwork.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,077 Disability Gamechanger
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    Telephone hearings/attending in person have the same success rate. Some are offered telephone hearing, others need to appear in person. Success rate is about 70%.
    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.
  • wills95
    wills95 Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Oh that makes perfect sense, I took it too literal! Thank you for your help :) 
  • wills95
    wills95 Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Thanks poppy! It’s taken 14 months and I’m still waiting for a hearing date! When they turned down my mandatory reconsideration the said “you told us you can’t go out alone and need assistance but we think you can” that was it it’s so silly I gave them so many examples when they asked but apparently they just decided I could do it all 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good morning @wills95 and welcome to the community :) 

    Thank you for posting your question about the tribunal, I'm glad you've found information on the community helpful and I hope the replies you have received here have been able to ease your worries a bit. It's understandable to associate in person with physically being present somewhere, as that is what is typically implied when somebody uses that phrase in general communication.

    14 months without having a date for the hearing must be very frustrating, hopefully you do get one soon so that you can make some progress with it. How are you feeling about the tribunal?



    How are you managing with your conditions at the moment? I hope that you feel you have enough support in place from your medical team and / or loved ones to cope, but if not please do reach our to your GP and talk about what support you may need.


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  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Good afternoon @wills95
    Good luck for the Tribunal hearing and I hope you don't have to wait too much longer for a date. Read here for some tips about remote hearings and what to expect from them and how to prepare. 
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