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TOPIC: Tribunal Date

Tribunal Date 7 months 6 days ago #171070

I've got a date for my appeal, it's on the 17/11. It all seems very quick, I only sent off the papers a few weeks ago.

What do I do next to prepare for my appeal?

I'm in contact with a local law company who may represent me if someone is available on that date so I'm hoping that'll happen. I get very confused answering questions in public.

Thanks for any advice.

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Tribunal Date 7 months 6 days ago #171083

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you need to show that you meet the criteria for an award and that you meet the criteria for the award that you believe you should receive. You would do this by making a submission to the appeal.

To create your submission document I would go through your ESA50, the assessment report and our ESA Claim guides to make sure that you have shown that you meet the criteria for the activities you expected to score points for. Many of the ESA Descriptors have multiple elements, you need to show that you meet each of these to score points.

As to the local law company. I would check their background in Social Security Law, it is a specialist area and most practices have little if any experience in this area. A bad Representative may be much worse than none at all. Ask to see references of successful appeals that they have advised on.

The majority of appeals that are won are won by claimants acting on their own, it may seem daunting but it is possible.


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