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TOPIC: PIP TRIBUNAL

PIP TRIBUNAL 1 year 10 months ago #137521

Hi All

Just got back from my PIP Tribunal hearing. I went from only having 2 points for dressing, to receiving Standard Rate for both Daily Living and Mobility. As the panel were running a little late they are posting the decision notice out to me this afternoon. I'm really hoping that there won't be any more problems now.

Thank you to everyone on here for answering all of my questions.

My award was made for 2 years, so I expect I'll be needing help and advice again pretty soon!

Thank you again. A x

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PIP TRIBUNAL 1 year 10 months ago #137535

Amanda

Many congratulations of getting the Decision revised in your favour.

It usually takes the DWP 6-8 weeks to process a Tribunal result, you may be able to speed this up by faxing a copy of the Decision Notice to them when you receive it.

The two years will apply from when you made the claim for PIP if it was a new one or from the date that the original Decision was made if it was a re-assessment or a transfer from DLA. You will receive back payment of the PIP from this date.

I'm afraid that the bad news is that you are likely to be re-assessed one year before your claim ends.

Gordon
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PIP TRIBUNAL 1 year 10 months ago #137539

Hi Gordon,

The claim was started in August 2014, so in that case I suppose I should be expecting paperwork to be re-assessed any time soon! What a loony system! At least this time I shall be fully prepared (I didn't discover this wonderful site until after I had applied last year!).

Thank you.

A x

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PIP TRIBUNAL 1 year 10 months ago #137542

Amanda wrote: Hi Gordon,

The claim was started in August 2014, so in that case I suppose I should be expecting paperwork to be re-assessed any time soon! What a loony system! At least this time I shall be fully prepared (I didn't discover this wonderful site until after I had applied last year!).

Thank you.

A x


I'm afraid it is likely to be the case.

Gordon
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PIP TRIBUNAL 1 year 10 months ago #137544

That's great news Amanda, well deserved rest in order for you but before you put your feet up can I have a little more info please from either yourself and or the online mediators..I would be most grateful.
I am in the early stages still for my partner having placed appeal, Courts have confirmed receipt and have now requested paperwork held like medical report etc. We have completed the self test for PIP points and have not been over generous awarding but still came out enhanced rate daily living and mobility. I have sent new evidence to the HMCTS of a support letter from the Dystonia society which is the condition that my partner primarly has . When do I send an appeal submission? Should I send copies of the self pip test at this point? What paperwork is involved for the appeal. I read only last night that lots of people abort the appeal due to the amount of form filling and complication of it all and it has made me rather worried adding to what is already a 4 month traumor . Does anyone have any example of paperwork sent from the courts relating to a pip appeal. Also what happens at the appeal. What questions are asked ? I understand that they are all asked directly to the claimant? Can I be his representative and speak on his behalf? He is not intelllectually affected by his illness but I feel it is all too much for him at the moment. Final question for now so sorry for the machine gun of questions but what happens if he cannot attend or does not want to can I attend on his behalf?
Thanks ever so much in advance all xx :-)

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PIP TRIBUNAL 1 year 10 months ago #137555

Marie

I'm leaving your post where it is, but please do not post questions on to the back of other members topics, if you have questions either add them to your own topic (best) or create a new topic for them. Doing this makes it difficult for us to support the original poster (OP) and anybody reading the topic could easily get the wrong advice because yours and the OPs situations are different. Also, it makes it difficult for us to support you when every time you post we have to search the forum for what has been said before.

To try and answer your questions.

First of all their a guide to writing a submission in the PIP section

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

You should have a look at this before you do anything in regard the Tribunal.

Ideally you want to provide a single document that covers everything in regard to your husbands claim, sending in individual documents will make it difficult for the panel to understand your husbands problems.

Your primary task is to show that he meets the criteria for PIP sufficiently for an award, to do this you must explain his limitations in regard to the PIP Descriptors, you will already have done this when you completed the PIP2 for so you need to sit down with this, the PIP Claim guide and the assessors report to see where you need to explain his problems in more detail and where you need to correct any incorrect assumptions made by the assessor.

You can send the results of the PIP test that you did, but I think it will have little value on it's own, the panel will be more interested in why he should score these points.

The appeal itself will be held in front of a panel of three, a Judge, a doctor and a person with experience of disability issues. The questioning will be about your husbands limitations, so the questioning will very much be about the problems that are listed on his PIP2. They probably won't tackle them in the same order and they may come back to a topic that they have already covered.

The questions will be to your husband, they will expect him to answer unless he has issues with communication, your input will be accepted but you need to be careful that the Judge does not feel that you are answering for your husband as they may ask you to be silent. You should be given a chance to speak at the end of the hearing.

Gordon
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