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PIP Tribunal Success - no questions asked 2 years 9 months ago #226704

Had my tribunal yesterday for PIP and was awarded enhanced rate for daily living! Just want to thank benefitsandwork.co.uk - your guides are the reason this happened especially the fighting the medical evidence report. Thank You.

My appointment was at 2 but didnt end up getting called in till 2:30. Went in all ready for a fight when the judge said we are awarding you enhanced purely on the basis of your medical evidence - we don’t need to ask you any questions. To say i was shocked was an understatement. I thought i would share with you all what i did so hopefully this happens to you.

When I received the tribunal pack i went through line by line and wrote about every single point i disagreed with in a lot of detail and also included medical evidence to every point. I also did this with the descriptors I disagreed with. So for example - the HP has said i was able to prepare food, however i am unable to it because of this ... and here is the evidence from my medical records to prove it. For a couple of points i didn’t have the evidence in my own medical records but i went online and found information booklets about my ME/Fibro/NMH that stated that it is a symptom of that condition and included it.

It sounds a lot of hard work so even if you only do it for the descriptors do it. I sent the evidence in before the tribunal which gave the panel the opportunity to read through the pages and look at the evidence in their own time so when they came together as a panel they had already an idea about my award and what i was entitled to.

Even if the tribunal still wants to ask you questions you’ve got all the information in front of you as well as the evidence to show it so you’re not put on the spot.

PIP Tribunal Success - no questions asked 2 years 9 months ago #226731


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