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    • Tasha86
    • By Tasha86 7th Feb 19, 8:14 PM
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    Waiting over 58 weeks for pip tribunal
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    • 7th Feb 19, 8:14 PM
    Waiting over 58 weeks for pip tribunal 7th Feb 19 at 8:14 PM
    Hi guys Iím new here, I received pip from 2014-2017 after a f2f assessment was turned down n refused, I lodged the MR and the appealed to the tribunal service nov 2017, Iím still awaiting a date! I called last week to be told itís around 63 weeks waiting, surely this canít be right! Can anyone share their waiting times or us anyone else in the same boat??
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 7th Feb 19, 10:53 PM
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    I'm afraid there's huge backlogs all over the country and some are waiting over a year for a hearing date. Unfortunately there's nothing you can do but wait to receive a date.
    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 14th Feb 19, 1:27 PM
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    • 14th Feb 19, 1:27 PM
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    • 14th Feb 19, 1:27 PM
    I had a tribunal hearing in Jan last year 2018. I'd made my original application for PIP in December 2016.
    Waiting times are extremely lengthy i'm afraid. I was originall told in the June the wait time was 10 weeks and this just kept increasing everytime i called.
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    • Tasha86
    • By Tasha86 15th Feb 19, 4:41 PM
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    • 15th Feb 19, 4:41 PM
    How did your tribunal go??
    • Tasha86
    • By Tasha86 23rd Feb 19, 12:36 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 19, 12:36 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 19, 12:36 PM
    Had my date through for about 3 wks time ��
    Tasha
    • Tasha86
    • By Tasha86 23rd Feb 19, 6:54 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 19, 6:54 PM
    64 weeks in total
    Tasha
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 25th Feb 19, 8:05 PM
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    • 25th Feb 19, 8:05 PM
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    • 25th Feb 19, 8:05 PM
    You will receive a large lump sum WHEN you win !!
    • Tasha86
    • By Tasha86 25th Feb 19, 8:49 PM
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    • 25th Feb 19, 8:49 PM
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    oh I do hope so!! Thanks
    Tasha
    • NewName
    • By NewName 27th Feb 19, 2:01 PM
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    • 27th Feb 19, 2:01 PM
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    • 27th Feb 19, 2:01 PM
    Tasha, we're in N Wales too, and my son's just had his Tribunal this month after initially applying for PIP in Oct 2017, so it looks like quite normal up here...and good luck - his was very non-confrontational and the panel were very nice to him (& me, there to support and talk for him).
    • Tasha86
    • By Tasha86 28th Feb 19, 9:43 AM
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    Ahhh Iím soo glad youíve had a positive result after I bet an horrendous 15 months!! And your reply has reassured me that I wernt just forgotten about or my case a load of crap lol!

    I have a rep so hopefully I should be ok and hopefully I get a panel like you had!

    Hope your son and you are finding life abit easier now, I will post my outcome and the details ASAP
    Tasha
    • atlantis187
    • By atlantis187 28th Feb 19, 10:16 PM
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    Ahhh Iím soo glad youíve had a positive result after I bet an horrendous 15 months!! And your reply has reassured me that I wernt just forgotten about or my case a load of crap lol!

    I have a rep so hopefully I should be ok and hopefully I get a panel like you had!

    Hope your son and you are finding life abit easier now, I will post my outcome and the details ASAP
    Originally posted by Tasha86

    Hi Tasha, how did you find a ref if u don't mind me asking as me and my wife are struggling to find someone to attend the tribual with us. Thanks
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 28th Feb 19, 11:01 PM
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    Hi Tasha, how did you find a ref if u don't mind me asking as me and my wife are struggling to find someone to attend the tribual with us. Thanks
    Originally posted by atlantis187
    Try welfare rights or a law centre. Even with a rep the claimant has to answer all the questions during the hearing, the rep won't be able to answer for you.
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 1st Mar 19, 9:57 AM
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    Hi Tasha, how did you find a ref if u don't mind me asking as me and my wife are struggling to find someone to attend the tribual with us. Thanks
    Originally posted by atlantis187
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=75476749#3

    ( I do increasingly wonder about the worth of taking time to posting information and authoritative links on this forum ).

    But, here it is again:

    Any rep's input at the actual hearing will be very limited. The panel will want to hear directly from your wife.

    The CAB may be able to help by guiding you through the process, explaining how the relevant PIP activities / descriptors may apply to your wife, going through the DWP evidence bundle with your wife, and writing a brief submission to the tribunal explaining why and how your wife should qualify for the benefit.

    If they can do this, I would take them up on the offer.
    Attendance at the tribunal by the rep is of less importance than preparation for the hearing, and help with the submission.

    https://www.advicenow.org.uk/guides/how-win-pip-appeal?gclid=CjwKCAiAqaTjBRAdEiwAOdx9xtIjlkzVzHyx_ wqav4TXtC7qpwWeqiHOdfAyDtAdZ5Uw4CZ4VIwW2BoCxfUQAvD _BwE

    The rep can't explain to the tribunal how your wife copes with dressing / undressing, getting off and on the toilet, etc - how long it takes, how frequently she needs help and all the other detailed accounts of her day-to-day life around the relevant PIP descriptors. Only your wife can explain that to the panel - her verbal evidence will be important to the panel.
    Please read carefully the pages on what to do at the tribunal hearing from the link.
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    • Tasha86
    • By Tasha86 1st Mar 19, 11:11 AM
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    Atlantas my rep is actually a friend who I first met about 7 years ago through working links, I had to go work related interviews at one time and we bumped into each other afterwards and became friends, she knows a lot about paperwork etc although she does not work for dwp anymore! She just handles my paperwork and finances and like poppy and Alice said it will be me who will have to do the nitty gritty talking I guess sheís just my moral support and filing cabinet lol good luck!!!
    Tasha
    • Tasha86
    • By Tasha86 4th Mar 19, 3:15 PM
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    Wow I’m so ill!! Not eaten for 2 days and not moved out my bed, just to go toilet and wake the teen for school this morning! My life feels pointless at the moment I’m stressed and just upsetting the ppl around me ((sobs)) pushing ppl away or them not wanting to be around a horrible person like me!
    Tasha
    • wild666
    • By wild666 4th Mar 19, 3:58 PM
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    At a tribunal ask what is the HP's field of medical expertise. If they say they know about medical conditions in general then ask about specific conditions the claimant has, what are the symptoms and side effects of any medication. How much has they read on that specific condition. if the medical person replies with detailed knowledge of the condition stop them in their tracks he isn't the HP who conducted the assessment the HP might know sod all about the condition especially if they have never assessed anyone with the condition. The HP who did mine said she knew nothing about my condition and said I would get an award.
    Ask questions you would want the HP who assessed you to answer the medical person on the panel could have looked up the condition and the things that happen to a person with the condition e.g. epilepsy, anaemia, or others, Just because the medical person has got knowledge of the condition doesn't mean the assessor had the knowledge as well.
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 4th Mar 19, 9:11 PM
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    At a tribunal ask what is the HP's field of medical expertise. If they say they know about medical conditions in general then ask about specific conditions the claimant has, what are the symptoms and side effects of any medication. How much has they read on that specific condition. if the medical person replies with detailed knowledge of the condition stop them in their tracks he isn't the HP who conducted the assessment the HP might know sod all about the condition especially if they have never assessed anyone with the condition. The HP who did mine said she knew nothing about my condition and said I would get an award.
    Ask questions you would want the HP who assessed you to answer the medical person on the panel could have looked up the condition and the things that happen to a person with the condition e.g. epilepsy, anaemia, or others, Just because the medical person has got knowledge of the condition doesn't mean the assessor had the knowledge as well.
    Originally posted by wild666
    I'm not sure how the Tribunal will know what field of medical expertise the HCP had. They won't be interested in any of that. All they will want to know is how the OP conditions affect them against the PIP descriptors.
    • Tasha86
    • By Tasha86 7th Mar 19, 10:12 AM
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    1 week tomorrow!! Nerves are gone!! Sent additional evidence off, my previous award from 2014 I highlighted what I got awarded for and stated my conditions are still the same, doctors diagnosis and ongoing appointment letters over the last year also done a 7day diary although it wasn’t the best I’m keeping my fingers crossed
    Tasha
    • Carlieable
    • By Carlieable 15th Mar 19, 12:47 AM
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    Hello, my mum just had her PIP tribunal. she initially claimed October 2015. Judge and 2 medical professionals reviewed the evidence before we went in. They said that based on evidence they were happy to award the standard component for both. (We applied for enhance) As long as we were happy with this they would backdate to October 2015. My mum has severe anxiety so we went into a separate room and decided we would accept rather than put my mum through more stress. Judge said my mum would get a large sum of money just not clear on how much
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 15th Mar 19, 7:29 AM
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    Hello, my mum just had her PIP tribunal. she initially claimed October 2015. Judge and 2 medical professionals reviewed the evidence before we went in. They said that based on evidence they were happy to award the standard component for both. (We applied for enhance) As long as we were happy with this they would backdate to October 2015. My mum has severe anxiety so we went into a separate room and decided we would accept rather than put my mum through more stress. Judge said my mum would get a large sum of money just not clear on how much
    Originally posted by Carlieable
    Are you saying your mum waited over 4 years for her Tribunal date?
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