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asg23
asg23 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
Hi I have received my bundle and again a lot of mishaps so I would describe in the bundle and a lot of worry I have 
is there any advice moving on now 
tribunal said if I have any evidence to send I should I have sent some information already but one Q I have 
so in one statement dwp stated I drive often I have a manual and take children children regularly but I have invoices to clearly show on average my child may have gone once a week would I send that information as supporting evidence

also they stated I go soft play regularly too would I get a supporting statement from the leaders to show How hard it was for me to go to those sessions  and in fact I had stopped going
i used to work FT but due to mental health I went PT and they made out I work and only had one sickness so I am capable although I stated that i had a supportive manager Which would let us be flexible(I was on mat leave at time of my assessment)
and a lot of things have changed since going back I have Occupational reports to state work have had to make amendments for me 
i think the dwp have not put those reports in bundle i need to check
would I just wait for tribunal to discuss these matters 

sorry for the Q
 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    You shouldn't take too much notice of what DWP have said. What you should be concentrating on is the weakness in your evidence. You certainly don't need to ask anyone at soft play for proof of how often you attend.
    What you need to do if you haven't already is write a submission and send it to HMRC. This should include a couple of real world incidents of exactly what happened that last time you attempted each descriptor that applies to you. Adding detailed information such as where you were, did anyone see it, what exactly happened and what the concequences were. You should aim for at least half an A4 side of paper per descriptor that applies to you.
    Do also be aware that HMCTS will only take into consideration what your condition was like at the time the assessment took place. Any worsening of condition since then will not be taken into consideration.
    You can also get some expert advice from an agency near you. For this start here. https://advicelocal.uk/
    Are you planning on appearing in person or have a telephone/video hearing?

    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.
  • asg23
    asg23 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
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    Hi Poppy it will be over video call 
    i had sent some examples in my MR and tribunal request 
    Had I known about the citizen advice and this group I could have got help understanding the Q in the first stage but with my dyslexia I just wanted it over and submitted 
    but the assessment is where i was able to articulate in areas but even then it was not noted accurately Also i felt under pressure that Q were around my children and I felt that if I said I needed so much assistance it would make me seem inadequate as a mother not sure if that makes sense 

    i am nervous and overthinking that in the tribunal they may close me down because of this 

    would you suggest I write anything at this stage to the tribunal? 
    Or shall I just wait 
    I submitted all my occupational reports from work at how they have changed a lot of my role as well as in my flat they gave me toilet raise and handles on the walls  as well as raises due to my symptoms  
    but this happened after the assessment as I was on a waiting list due to back log of Covid 

    I really don’t know what to do at this stage 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    asg23 said:
     I felt that if I said I needed so much assistance it would make me seem inadequate as a mother

    That would not have happened at all. They are not their to judge you as a mother. Lots of parents claim disability benefits and are still capable of looking after their children.
    I can't tell you what you need to write exactly because i don't know how your conditions affect you. Also remember that for evidence, less is very often more. If you've sent all the evidence and included the real world incidents then there's nothing more you can do until your hearing takes place.
    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.
  • asg23
    asg23 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
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    Thank you for that Poppy
    just having read some thing ssuch as feeding my baby was highlighted stating I am able to do x y z but I understand your point
    I will just wait I definitely do not want this to be something that worries me all the time but I will have to wait and prepare for the tribunal 

    Thank you for taking the time out as always to answer Q 
  • asg23
    asg23 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
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    Sorry Poppy I have one more Question 
    if symptoms have worsened and you are awaiting tribunal 
    i have read some people have waited almost a year for tribunal 
    Would you make a new form and cancel tribunal or is it recommended to wait
    for example my symptoms are increasing as months are going on but if I am to wait a whole year for tribunal they may turn around and say to re apply that will mean this process would have been almost two years
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    You shouldn’t start a new claim without getting some expert advice. Even if your conditions have got worse this still doesn’t mean you’re automatically entitle you to PIP. 
    Starting a new claim using the same evidence you previously used will also likely see another refusal.
    I can’t see you waiting a whole year for a Tribunal date. This would have been correct before Covid but not now. You can ring HMCTS and ask how long the wait is for your area and they’ll give you a timeframe. 
    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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