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TOPIC: Still waiting

Still waiting 3 years 3 months ago #149273

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mickymick

To add to advice already given.

You do give some thought as to whether your attending will undermine your case, for example; if you suffer from Social Anxiety and you travelled to the hearing on your own this would definitely raise red flags with the panel.

Gordon

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Still waiting 3 years 3 months ago #149284

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mickymick wrote: please can you tell me how harrowing the face to face tribunal is please as I have been given no points and I know it's very incorrect but the PIP people have now made me feel that they don't believe me, I feel absolutely offended and very upset about this, I am trying to decide wether to go to a face to face or a paper tribunal. Well done to you I am genuinely very pleased for you, it's like a living hell isnt it


At best the questioning at a Tribunal will be robust at worst it will feel like an interrogation, I really don't want to turn you off to the idea, but it is something that you must consider as part of your decision to attend.

However, by attending and answering the panel's questions you are going to have the best chance of winning your appeal.

See my comments on your other topic as well.

Gordon
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Still waiting 3 years 3 months ago #149289

Thank you so much I still have about 20 days to get everything thing in and I am very grateful to you all

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Still waiting 3 years 3 months ago #149296

Thank you so much for your kind words my wife is brilliant and will come with me even though she is ill herself, I feel I must go as this is very important I am in no way saying all of the DWP but it saddens me to realise that some simply don't give a damn and you almost hope that one day they will have to go through what we do every day just to see what it's like, I am also a bit worried about them saying I will have walked to the tribunal and that's over 50M but I will be in agony and out of breath and leaning on my wife's wheelchair but thank you so much again

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Still waiting 3 years 3 months ago #149297

Thank you so much again I am going to do it face to face I have nothing to be scared of, I am not making even one letter of what I am saying sound any worse than I am, I just keep reading and reading people's success stories and I am so pleased for them

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Still waiting 3 years 3 months ago #149306

Hi mickymick

Gordon is so right. If you do have the opportunity of having someone with you that would be great. The worst feeling for me was actually getting there, I was extremely anxious and was in two minds not to attend at the last minute because of the way I was feeling on the day. The face to face extremely robust but at least you are given that opportunity to let the Tribunal panel know how your disability effects you. I was given plenty of time to explain everything and didn't feel rushed or pressured.

Don't be put off, you have got this far and have all the support from everyone on this forum. All the best and thank you.

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