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ESA Tribunal 9 years 7 months ago #45044

  • cookie
Hi all,
I have my tribunal hearing next thursday.I am a nervous wreck at the thoght.
I ahve CFS and have bad days and better days.I really don't think I can face the tribunal. Can you phone the tribunal and change to a paper hearing ?

Thanks

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Re:ESA Tribunal 9 years 7 months ago #45048

Hi Cookie

You can phone Tribunals Service and ask to switch to a paper hearing (you may need to confirm it in writing) but I would urge you to attend if at all possible.

Hearings are often not as nerve-racking as people expect, and if they can see your condition for themselves the may have a better understanding of your circumstances.

I wish you the best of luck, whatever you choose to do.

Derek

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Re:ESA Tribunal 9 years 7 months ago #45436

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hi,
thanks once again for good advice.Just be glad when its over.Cheers

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Re:ESA Tribunal 9 years 7 months ago #45443

  • RachelPotter
Hi cookie, did you manage to get any worthwhile help from the welfare advice people in the end or are you going it alone?

Just to reassure you, I didn't have any help apart from the lovely folks on this site/forum and I went from 6 to 18 points at appeal.

I know it's not much comfort when you are still waiting to go through it. My friend drove in with me and waited for me which was a great help; could someone go with you?

Wishing you all the best and I really hope you win.

Rachel

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Re:ESA Tribunal 9 years 7 months ago #45455

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Hi Rachel.
thanks for giving me some hope.Congrats on your sucessI have a represetative comong with me.But the rep hasn't really advised me.Just said I will see you at the tribunal.So fingers crossed.
Its just i wish i knew what kind of questions I will be asked?
I read somewhere they want you to tell them what you have done for the last 7 days. not easy when you have bad memory due to cfs.
Thanks again

Cookie

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Re:ESA Tribunal 9 years 7 months ago #45469

  • RachelPotter
Hi cookie, regarding what you did in the last 7 days, I can only tell you about my experience.

Nearly every week is the same and I can only do one thing each day and this is what I told them.

ie; Mon bit of housework, Teus shopping delivered, Weds 2hrs at college etc.

Best of luck on Thursday,
Rachel

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