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Billy15 Member Posts: 25 Connected
hi im new to the site as of this morning 
when i went to pip medical the lady told nothing but lies regarding my health etc.....she assked me 5 questions and only asked 2 questions regarding my health,
i was in only 40mins and she had her back to me all the time.
then she said i had opened a door to exit the buildng which i never as the door opens in the way 
and i had my tri walker with me so this was impossible to do
i was awarded 4 point each for both even with being on it for life before PIP came out 
i asked for a reconsideration and was given 8 for care and 11 for mobility
so i put in for an appeal this is going back to september and i just got my letter this morning my appeal date is 24th May 
any advice would be a great if anyone can help.
i am in Scotland 
thankyou in advance for any reply 


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,217 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Billy and welcome

    Have you entered your submission ?

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Billy15
    Billy15 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    not sure what you mean CockneyRebel.
    i have put in for my appeal and it goes in front of a judge etc on the 24th May 
    is this what you mean 
    sorry about this im new to the site 

  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,217 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem Billy

    You should have received a bundle of paperwork tha is the DWP "submission "
    That is all the evidence that they used to make their decision.
    Your submission is why you think you deserve the award and your reasons why the DWP are wrong

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Billy15
    Billy15 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    thank you my friend yes got papers last year from dwp now got date for tribuneral this morning to go next mth
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,217 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2018
    This was posted recently by one of our learned members @mikehughescq
    Concentrate wholly on what you were like on the date of claim.

    2) There are no “trick” questions. Tribunals are usually listed 20 minutes apart so, apart from the appeal papers, they need questions which cut across lots of functions. So the car question is brilliant because it indicates grip; mobility; dexterity; the ability to do something repeatedly; concentration and stamina. Instead of thinking negatively about such stuff think about what they’re getting at and your answers will be much better and more detailed. Similar questions include whether you’ve been on holiday recently. It feeds into mobility (getting across an airport); stamina; the ability to cope alone; the need for aids and appliances.

    3) There are no set rules or order for a hearing beyind the requirement that it must be seen to be fair. 

    4) Watch the judge’s pen. All three members may take notes but only the judge writes a record of proceedings. If you don’t want them to miss anything then remember that they can’t write as fast as you can speak, so watch their pen and slow down. Don’t worry about going too slow. They will tell you if you do.

    5) Never interrupt any tribunal member. It is perfectly okay to challenge them provided it’s not rude or aggressive. However, think about whether what you’re challenging them on is directly related to points. If it’s not then better to focus on points. This is especially important because loads of people second guess the demeanour of tribunal members as determining whether they are pro or against and it’s largely nonsense. An aggressive, challenging member may well just be a poor communicator and wholly on your side right up to the point you challenge them etc.

    6) Get yourself a representative and travel to the venue by whatever means makes you feel comfortable. It’s only ever an issue if you don’t explain what you did in full and if doing so contradicts your other evidence in some way for daily living and /or mobility.

    7) Same goes for clothes. You need to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. If you’re not relaxed then the likelihood of you presenting well are much reduced. Dressing down is not a good idea unless that all you can afford. A person who feels naked without make-up or a suit abd tie will similarly be over stressed if they try to pretend they’re in their comfort zone dressing down. 

    8) Other people’s tribunal experience can be valuable but it’s just that. Their experience. If they lost then it’s the tribunal to blame. If they win they everything they did is why they won and what you must do. The truth is usually very much in between.

    9) Know your case. What points are you going for and why. What’s your evidence? “The HCP was a liar” is neither evidence nor a winning strategy. Also, know the appeal papers. What’s where. 

    10) Do not be tempted to claim you’ve worsened since the date of claim. That’s a recipe for a failed appeal and an invitation to make another claim. Even if you have got worse always concentrate on your date of claim and what you were like then.


    Some of It may be useful, Please ask any questions and will do best to answer


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste


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