Scope community team
Susan - you are not alone but right now, what you need is people
on your side and some practical help. You
absolutely HAVE TO submit that Tribunal request but it's not easy so:
First thing tomorrow morning, make 2 phone calls – 1 to the
CAB (or other legal advice centres near you) and the second to your GP - I realise
that he/she may not have been too helpful in the past but this is different
Hopefully, you’ll be able to see both quickly but, whilst you’re
waiting (even a day or two) look at this site https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/. You do have to be a member to access
everything but it is most definitely worthwhile.
There is an awful lot to look through
– it includes drafts of just about everything, including appeals etc. but,
before you do anything else look at/print out their draft GP’s letter – more on
this later .....
[Deep breath at this point, it’s a horrible, horrible
system but you CAN do this, honest!]
OK, if you’ve managed to print
out the “GP letter/form” from Benefitsandwork, you can give this to your GP. All it does is detail, very specifically, how
your condition(s) relate to the PIP points
If you can get this before your
CAB appointment, great, you can take it along.
If not, just tell them you’re getting one and then email it.
I do know how incredibly difficult (!!!) all this is, it
shouldn’t be but for now we’re stuck with it so we have to fight back.
There’ll be a lot of panic, I know so, if nothing else, just
do one thing and call the CAB tomorrow.
DO PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH