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TOPIC: ESA Tribunal appeal, went from 0 points to 18

ESA Tribunal appeal, went from 0 points to 18 5 years 3 months ago #84343

Not certain how to post this good news on here, but today had the tribunal for my husband for his ESA and he was awarded 19 points after only ten minutes in the tribunal. This website helped me greatly in the advice on how to best support and representig someone, even how to address the judge in the tribunal. So glad I found this site. It was without a very anxious time waiting for this tribunal and so glad it is all over. Sure I will have to go through this again with my son who is disabled with learning difficulties when it comes to the time when they call him in to try to take his DLA from him. I just want to wish anyone waiting for their tribunal good luck and hope you get the decision you are hoping for. Thanks once again for the amount of advice and information this site has offered. A.P.

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Re:ESA Tribunal appeal, went from 0 points to 18 5 years 3 months ago #84344

annette67 wrote:

Not certain how to post this good news on here, but today had the tribunal for my husband for his ESA and he was awarded 19 points after only ten minutes in the tribunal. This website helped me greatly in the advice on how to best support and representig someone, even how to address the judge in the tribunal. So glad I found this site. It was without a very anxious time waiting for this tribunal and so glad it is all over. Sure I will have to go through this again with my son who is disabled with learning difficulties when it comes to the time when they call him in to try to take his DLA from him. I just want to wish anyone waiting for their tribunal good luck and hope you get the decision you are hoping for. Thanks once again for the amount of advice and information this site has offered. A.P.


Hi A67,

Thanks for letting us know about your husband's successful ESA appeal, and thank you very much for your comments regarding B&W. :)

bro58

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Re:ESA Tribunal appeal, went from 0 points to 18 5 years 3 months ago #84345

That is good news. Thank you for letting us know - and for your kind words about this site :)

I wish you luck when your son's DLA comes up for renewal. As I understand it, the onus will be on the DLA to prove that your son's condition has improved if they want to remove or reduce the level of DLA he receives.

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Re: ESA Tribunal appeal, went from 0 points to 18 5 years 3 months ago #84346

sorry that should have read 18 points.

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Re:ESA Tribunal appeal, went from 0 points to 18 5 years 3 months ago #84347

I am well prepared for when it comes to supporting my son and thanks for that extra information about DLA. I am certain that the supporting evidence I have prior to the tribunal with bullet points as to why I believe the ATOS worker was incorrect helped greatly as this is what the judge was reading from. Only a couple of questions were asked from myself and the doctor only asked my husband a couple where I only had to interject twice to clarify things. As difficult and worrying as it might be for anyone who is considering appealing or going to a tribunal please do it and get support from either a welfare adviser or if not a family member or friend to go with you for support, as this may make a big difference for you and get as much information from the documents on this site. Oh and always remember to address the Judge as Sir as I am sure he repected this politness.

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Re:ESA Tribunal appeal, went from 0 points to 18 5 years 3 months ago #84350

Well done.
I still believe the fundamental flaw in all these proceedings is the fact that the tribunals/medicals etc do not have a stenographer present. With one present at all these meetings etc, the inconcistencies would not occurr and would be a better provided for faility that obviously be cheaper for the tax payer in the end.

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