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TOPIC: Telephone hearing success?

Telephone hearing success? 1 month 2 weeks ago #171393

Thanks Gordon, I will try to do this. I would have thought that when they sent me the letter regarding hearing being adjourned, they would have received my letter dated 6 September.
When I initially sent them my grounds for appeal, they replied after weeks to say it has been received so maybe they do receive it late (as in go through it in their own time)
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Telephone hearing success? 1 month 1 week ago #171588

hi,.
ime currently waiting for a date to come for my pip tribunal ,i suffer agrophobia and mental health illness as well as physical ,i aent off for a oral appeal as after reading up on paper appeals it wasnt as succesfull than a oral appeal ,,after ringing the tribunal up for info on my appeal the lady i spoke to was very helpfull ,she told me because of my agrophobia and mh and other issues that i could ask for a telephone appeal ,,she basicaly said if you dont ask you wont know and also said that they do them in certain circumstances ,, ive been waiting 3 and a half mths since them recieving my appeal letter and still no date to attend ,,,i rang last week and was told the waiting time has changed now to 18 weeks from them recieving your letter of appeal ,also can vary depending what area you are in also,.. the longer ive been waiting the worse my anxiety has got and ime in between thinking wether to request a paper or telephone appeal now as i realy dont know how ime going to get there never mind get though it , statistics show a better outcome with attending a tibunal but like you ive given as much evidence and info i possibly can and by attending ime scared because my nerves will be in pieces and everything will come out wrong ,,i realy feel for you in the situation your in and hope whatever you go for you get your award you hoping for ,.
alison,.:)
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Telephone hearing success? 1 month 1 week ago #171900

Alison, thanks for your message. It does sound like a very stressful process and a very long one too! I can't believe it's gone on that long. There should definitely be exceptions for people whose agoraphobia and mobility are too bad to physically go in. Has your telephone oral hearing been accepted though?
All the best and please keep me posted x
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Telephone hearing success? 1 month 1 week ago #172209

I just wondered, from reading other posts it seems that during the process of PIP appeals, their ESA is also being questioned. My PIP bundle from DWP also included paperwork for my ESA, which I had found odd, but is this why DWP are doing this? Are people in the support group also affected?
Any advice you can give would be handy because this money is all we rely on as my husband had to leave his job due to my health. Not sure what we could even do in that situation because I am definitely not well enough and need my husband at home always. So it's not like he would be able to work too. Has someone in the support group been removed from it during the PIP appeals process?
Thanks
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Telephone hearing success? 1 month 1 week ago #172224

Although many people are getting forms for reassessment for both benefits in quick succession at the moment, we have never seen a PIP assessment used as ammunition to reduce an ESA award.
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Telephone hearing success? 1 month 1 week ago #172231

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So it's not like he would be able to work too. Has someone in the support group been removed from it during the PIP appeals process?
Thanks

Just to add to what Mrs H has said, by definition; a PIP appeal cannot result in a change to or removal of an ESA award. The panel can only consider the Decision appealed.

Gordon
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