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Guidance from the Tribunals Service which tells PIP claimants who have had their award removed that they can ask for an urgent hearing has been removed without explanation.

Last week we reported that the tribunals service had issued new guidelines which say that PIP claimants who have had their PIP award removed can be considered for ‘urgent’ hearings.

The document specifically states, in relation to PIP claimants whose benefit was in payment but has now been removed that:

‘Appellants can request an urgent hearing giving reasons and this will be considered by an authorised judge sitting alone on the papers.’

Now, however, clicking on the link returns an error message ‘Not Found. The requested URL was not found on this server.’

On its own, this could be just a technical problem.

However, HM Courts and Tribunals Service have been sending out regular update emails in which a link to the document also appeared.

The link has now been removed.

We have now uploaded the Tribunal Help for Users document which explains the right of PIP claimants to seek an urgent hearing to the PIP page in the members area. You’ll find it in the DWP Resources section at the bottom of the PIP members only page.


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