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TOPIC: New Evidence

New Evidence 2 months 3 weeks ago #229282

Hi Gordon (me again :) On reading the letter from the tribunal service with the new date for my second tribunal. It says '' If you have any further evidence which you want the tribunal to see, please send in to me at least 7 days before the tribunal hearing. This will give the tribunal time to consider it with your other paper

I have two questions: First does the panel actually look at my papers before my tribunal and if so is the decision made before hand ?

Second. I know I cannot give fresh evidence of anything wrong with me since January 2017, my application date, but I have letters from my consultants, scans etc., regarding what health problems were reported in 2017 that have now progressed and my symptoms have increased somewhat. They are not different health problems, the same, but I am suffering more. Can I submit this?

Thank you.

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New Evidence 2 months 3 weeks ago #229288

mobbba

The panel will look at your papers in the days before your hearing but most likely on the day before. They can make a Decision before the hearing but most likely one will not be made until they have seen you and asked you about your problems with completing the PIP activities,

The panel cannot legally, take account of any changes in your conditions since that have occurred since the Decision being appealed was made. That doesn't mean that you cannot submit any letters that detail these changes but don't expect the panel to pay any attention to them. in fact, their doing so would likely be an Error of Law that would allow the DWP to appeal any Decision made.

Gordon
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