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TOPIC: PIP Appeals Tribunal - Medical Notes

PIP Appeals Tribunal - Medical Notes 7 months 2 weeks ago #170509

I have been to the PIP (Appeals) Tribunal this afternoon. It was daunting to say the least. The case was adjourned while they request my medical notes. Is this a bad thing?

PIP Appeals Tribunal - Medical Notes 7 months 2 weeks ago #170525

Daz wrote: I have been to the PIP (Appeals) Tribunal this afternoon. It was daunting to say the least. The case was adjourned while they request my medical notes. Is this a bad thing?


It's definitely not a bad thing but it may not be a good thing. This usually happens when there are significant differences between what is in the assessor report and what the claimant has written, both could be credible but there is insufficient independent evidence for them to make a Decision.

Gordon

PIP Appeals Tribunal - Medical Notes 7 months 1 week ago #170676

Thank you Gordon, as always.

Just wondering, do the tribunal ever change the points already awarded? For example, I got 4 in the daily living, and 4 for mobility, or do they concentrate mainly on the disputed points?

Surely, it's about how your condition affects you as a person, not the condition itself.

In terms of the next hearing, I heard that sometimes this can be done over the phone, is this the case? I really don't think I could go through it again.

Sorry for all the questions, but you're so helpful. This site is fantastic.

Thanks,

Darren

PIP Appeals Tribunal - Medical Notes 7 months 1 week ago #170704

Daz wrote: Thank you Gordon, as always.

Just wondering, do the tribunal ever change the points already awarded? For example, I got 4 in the daily living, and 4 for mobility, or do they concentrate mainly on the disputed points?

Surely, it's about how your condition affects you as a person, not the condition itself.

In terms of the next hearing, I heard that sometimes this can be done over the phone, is this the case? I really don't think I could go through it again.

Sorry for all the questions, but you're so helpful. This site is fantastic.

Thanks,

Darren


If they are looking at the component then they will likely look at the points already awarded and can make changes to them if they feel it is appropriate.

Yes, they will be looking at your ability to complete each of the PIP activities rather than the conditions that you have.

You can request that any Oral hearing is held over the phone or using a video link, but it will depend on the facilities available at your local venue and also whether the panel feel that it is appropriate.

Gordon
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