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    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 16th Jun 17, 11:54 AM
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    Going to tribunal for PIP
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:54 AM
    Going to tribunal for PIP 16th Jun 17 at 11:54 AM
    Has anyone done this? was it stressful? did you have to go to court?
    Did you fill in the form or just send a letter with more evidence?

    My new MS nurse has advised i go to tribunal and is writing me a strong worded letter to send along with my request. I'm nervous but really pleased that she is supporting me and encouraging me.
    i didnt have this for my mandatory reconsideration as my nurse retired and this one has just started.

    I really really don't want to go to court and the form says you can tick that you don't want to so i will do that.

    any advice? do i write the letter the same as like i did for mandatory reconsideration?
    Does it take months to get to court?
    my eyes are like mirrors. They reflect whats going on around me rather than whats inside
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    • Muttleythefrog
    • By Muttleythefrog 16th Jun 17, 12:04 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 12:04 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 12:04 PM
    To be honest I'd stick with your other thread... people will lose facts of your case to help.. I'll post there.
    "Do not attribute to conspiracy what can adequately be explained by incompetence" - rogerblack
    • Profligate
    • By Profligate 17th Jun 17, 10:45 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 10:45 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 10:45 PM
    Hi Cantcope

    I think you need to send the SSCS1 form if you want to lodge an appeal. You can then send further supporting evidence if you have it, or further thoughts about why/where you score more points.
    Your Mandatory Reconsideration letter should tell you what you need to do.

    It's great that your MS nurse is supporting you - if she can write a really focussed letter, detailing exactly what your care needs are, what you can/can't do, the adaptions you make to cope etc - and all in relation to the daily living activity and mobility descriptors, that could be really helpful.

    Regarding going to tribunal or having a paper decision - stats show that people who attend in person generally get better results, but only you know how difficult it will (or won't ) be for you to attend in person.

    Advicenow have a good leaflet about the PIP appeal - have a read :
    http://www.advicenow.org.uk/guides/how-win-pip-appeal

    Good luck
    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 19th Jun 17, 1:30 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 1:30 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 1:30 PM
    Thank you. I used the took on advice now for a start on my mandatory reconsideration letter.
    I'm hoping my MS nurse is going to write ger letter focussing on the descriptors. shes seen my mandatory reconsideration letter so knows what points i have disagreed with and she is also disagreeing with them. And more :/
    my eyes are like mirrors. They reflect whats going on around me rather than whats inside
    Original debt May 06 £16569,25th Feb 08 DEBT FREE

    Last bet : 26th October 2006
    • Muttleythefrog
    • By Muttleythefrog 19th Jun 17, 3:27 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 3:27 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 3:27 PM
    Thank you. I used the took on advice now for a start on my mandatory reconsideration letter.
    I'm hoping my MS nurse is going to write ger letter focussing on the descriptors. shes seen my mandatory reconsideration letter so knows what points i have disagreed with and she is also disagreeing with them. And more :/
    Originally posted by cantcope
    She sounds worth her weight in gold... definitely sounds like she'll be useful.
    "Do not attribute to conspiracy what can adequately be explained by incompetence" - rogerblack
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 19th Jun 17, 8:00 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 8:00 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 8:00 PM
    Not attending the tribunal hearing makes a successful outcome much less probable.
    You don't get a chance to explain your limitations, or to correct some of the inaccuracies in the assessment.
    It's not a court, you are not on trail.
    The tribunal's job is to decide if the DWP made the correct decision or not.
    Your verbal evidence will be very important when the panel members are weighing up the relative strength of the evidence before them in order to come to a decision.

    Have a careful read though the How to win a PIP appeal guide. There is some very useful info there.
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