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TOPIC: PIP Tribunal

PIP Tribunal 1 week 3 days ago #212386

Been for PIP tribunal. It was a horrendous experience and I feel quite unwell. It was held in civil courts and I went to pieces during the searching procedure to enter building. I had no-one with me as couldn't get anyone to come. I do have a support worker from social services but they didn't want to get involved. 

I was dazed and confused and it was very formal. No-one told me where to go or what to do. The three people on the panel were all female. They were extremely hostile and didn't allow for nerves. They told me off for asking questions saying that they will ask questions and I will answer. The questioning by the doctor felt badgering. They wanted to know if I smoke or use the Internet or have contact with people. They kept questioning on my walking how far and if I stop how long whatever I said they wouldn't stop. I have svere arthritis and COPD and two hearing aids and sight problems but my mental health plays a big part in me not going out. 

They didn't listen or believe a word I said. They asked what was wrong with me even though they have all the medical evidence in triplicate. They seem to have ignored it. I attend pain clinic at GP surgery for regular steroid injections but because it wasn't a hospital they weren't ahppy ith that. I had lost my award by one point as two points were removed for only having one hearing aid but at last assesment I had two. I brought this up but was ignored. 

It was hell. They were referring to a letter years ago saying I went to a mental health day centre which was closed years ago. This was for an application for DLA. They felt this demonstrated I was fully functioning person. 

I was told I would get a decision on the day but then told No I have to wait for them to write to me. Couldn't tell me when I would hear. Mind you I have waited a year with no money to go to tribunal. ‎

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PIP Tribunal 1 week 3 days ago #212396


Sorry to hear that the hearing was such a trial, no pun intended.

It may be a couple of days before your receive the Decision, you never know it may still be in your favour.


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