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PIP Tribunal - Scotland

Lizzie111Lizzie111 Member Posts: 5 Listener

I’ll try and be as brief as possible as it’s a long story! 

Applied for PIP a year ago, now at the tribunal stage which is in a couple of weeks time. 

First paper based hearing was adjourned as my case was apparently “too complex” for them to make a decision. Said I should seek advice from CAB or welfare rights, which I then did. 

Had an appointment with a welfare rights advisor last week who passed my case to a welfare rights officer who will be taking on my case and representing me at the next tribunal. 

I’m meeting the welfare rights officer for a chat about my case this week. 

Would appreciate any advice at all about the impending hearing as I am utterly terrified and anxious. 

Also, is it true that the assessors tend to fail those will likely win at appeal stage?



  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,531 Disability Gamechanger
    @Lizzie111 hello again. It's good you are being supported and represented by welfare rights. I personally haven't had PIP tribunal but have had WCA tribunal which are similar process. I suggest you go through your bundle carefully and highlight the areas you think are relevant and where you think you should have scored points. In UK it is panel of judge a doctor and disability advisor and they ask questions based on your case. Have a look at the PIP section on here as lots advice and other people posts. I will also tag @poppy123456 who replied to your earlier post 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    The only thing i can add here is that you will need to speak for yourself, even with a rep. If you have an appointee then they will be able to speak on your behalf.

    As you have a rep then i'd advise you to speak to them and they will advise you because they will know about your case and no one here knows anything, so it's impossible to give any other advice.

    Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Lizzie111Lizzie111 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hello all

    Thank you for the advice. 

    Has my appeal on Tuesday which I won. Such a huge relief and will help me so much. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 8,531 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great news and thank you for sharing. So good to hear good outcomes it encourages others to keep up the fight x enjoy the relief 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team, Scope community team Posts: 7,913 Scope community team
    Great news @Lizzie111
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Yayy! Really happy for you @Lizzie111
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