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Tribunal. Am I right in thinking it won't go directly to court? Could the DWP change their minds?

danielleD
danielleD Member Posts: 23 Connected
edited December 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
So looks like I'm going to tribunal after my recent unsuccessful MR. I'm wondering for those of you that have gone through the same am I right in thinking it won't go directly to court? Could the court decide they think they have enough to go on and alow the overturn or could the dwp acualy change thier minds? I have been to a couple of esa tribunals one of wich I was successful the other not would just be good to know what to expect also my original form for pip I dont even have a copy of and can't remember what I said (going through a rouf patch at the time) so im worrying incase all of that also goes against me 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,349 Disability Gamechanger
    It's not a court, it's a Tribunal, they are two completely different things. Sometimes hearings are held in a court building but it's nothing like a court.
    Sometimes people are offered awards before the hearing takes place but you should expect the hearing, this way it won't be too much of a shock if you don't have an offer.
    You will eventually receive the "bundle" which will contain everything you sent, including the PIP2 form.
    If you can get represenation then even better. Here's the link which was posted in your other thread. https://advicelocal.uk/

  • danielleD
    danielleD Member Posts: 23 Connected
    It's not a court, it's a Tribunal, they are two completely different things. Sometimes hearings are held in a court building but it's nothing like a court.
    Sometimes people are offered awards before the hearing takes place but you should expect the hearing, this way it won't be too much of a shock if you don't have an offer.
    You will eventually receive the "bundle" which will contain everything you sent, including the PIP2 form.
    If you can get represenation then even better. Here's the link which was posted in your other thread. https://advicelocal.uk/

    Thankyou I did look and it was helpful however I'm hopeing to get someone in person to help me I dont have family I trust with this support and I'm wondering if it is possible there are people that can support and attend thease things with you?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,349 Disability Gamechanger
    At the moment most Tribunal hearings are done through telephone and have been this way since the start of the pandemic. 
    Having representation means they will present your case but you will still need to speak for yourself on the day of the hearing. Even with in person hearings they will attend with you but never speak for you. The only person that knows how your conditions affect you is yourself. 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,838 Connected
    Some stuff to read as you’re contemplating a rep.


  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,266 Disability Gamechanger
    Some stuff to read as you’re contemplating a rep.
    Did you intend to post a link, Mike?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • danielleD
    danielleD Member Posts: 23 Connected
    At the moment most Tribunal hearings are done through telephone and have been this way since the start of the pandemic. 
    Having representation means they will present your case but you will still need to speak for yourself on the day of the hearing. Even with in person hearings they will attend with you but never speak for you. The only person that knows how your conditions affect you is yourself. 
    Yes I do intend to do most of the talking just feel I need some guidance especially for the paper work side of things 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,838 Connected
    Some stuff to read as you’re contemplating a rep.


    Well that was rather odd. I definitely posted a link @calcotti. Hopefully this one will stick.

    https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/56379/representation-and-tribunal-hearings#latest

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