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at the tribunal

Grahamxx
Grahamxx Member Posts: 2 Listener
can you appeal just the one descriptor if you agree with the rest?

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  • Jurph
    Jurph Member Posts: 361 Pioneering
    It's sometime possibly to just look at the care or mobility section but not a single descriptor.

    The tribunal are likely to look at the whole award.
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    But if you fail on just one descriptor, which would give you the missing points needed for a good result...what do you do?
  • cristobal
    cristobal Member Posts: 984 Disability Gamechanger
    But if you fail on just one descriptor, which would give you the missing points needed for a good result...what do you do?
    It's a judgement that you have to make I think, balancing whether the points you have already are at risk of being reduced against the likelihood of points in another category being increased...
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    in other words, it`s a lottery....with even greater odds than the National!
    I have asked for a new care assessment as my needs are greater now than in 2014, when the last one was done.
    Each new assessment comes with the same warning. ie `you could end up worse off`....madness!
  • cristobal
    cristobal Member Posts: 984 Disability Gamechanger
    @pollyanna1052 - not to justify or defend the system at all...but if you could only 'win' then everyone would go to tribunal ..and it's creaking under the strain already...
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,555 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Grahamxx, how are you getting on?

    Unfortunately you tend to appeal the whole award. If you decide to do so then the community will be able to help you through the process as we have had many members who have been through the same thing.
    Scope

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