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TOPIC: PIP Appeal- Mental Health Conditions

PIP Appeal- Mental Health Conditions 2 weeks 1 day ago #174583

Hi,

My appeal date is 19th December 2016- I have Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Clinical Depression (CD). I failed initially, had a mandatory reconsideration and was awarded the basic for daily living but nothing for mobility. I am appealing for advanced Daily Living and at least basic mobility. I did not have a face-to-face assessment with anyone.

I was wondering whether anyone could advise as to what type of questions they ask? I have a lot of medical evidence backing me up, from my CPN, GP, housing Officer and therapist but I am petrified they are looking for a reason to stop it and I am having sleepless nights.

Thanks
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PIP Appeal- Mental Health Conditions 2 weeks 1 day ago #174590

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See my answer to a similar question from earlier in the week

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum?view=top...0102&start=66#174320

A Tribunal must warn the claimant if they are thinking of reducing or removing an existing award so that the claimant can withdraw the appeal,

Gordon
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PIP Appeal- Mental Health Conditions 2 weeks 1 day ago #174598

Hi Gordon

Thanks for your response.

In terms of evidence, what weight is attached. As I said, I have letters from 4 different health professionals, backing up all the criteria that should award me the full rate mobility and and daily living.

Thanks

Mark
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PIP Appeal- Mental Health Conditions 2 weeks 23 hours ago #174618

The tribunal panel certainly give more weight to the claimant's evidence than DWP do. However, they will be most interested in hearing from you about your limitations.
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PIP Appeal- Mental Health Conditions 6 days 11 hours ago #175467

please read my post on my hearing...dont want to scare you but you need to be prepared - feel free to ask me more specifics
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PIP Appeal- Mental Health Conditions 6 days 6 hours ago #175479

hi Mark

I am also going to appeal on mental health grounds

my appeal is next week and my head is all over the place
I have no idea if I am doing the right thing

I hate not knowing what they are going to ask and like you it is haunting my nights as well as days
I was very shocked at how soon my appeal came through so I don't really feel ready but then I guess I never will be

I wish you all the best for yours
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