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TOPIC: IB appeal questions

IB appeal questions 7 years 9 months ago #13052

Hi,

I have got my IB appeal on the 26th of this month. I have had CFS since 2006.

The decision maker has awarded me 3 points on account I cannot walk more than 400 yrds without severe discomfort. The EMP stated that I had reduced power in both legs and that I stood with some discomfort for 3 mins at the examination, but I was not scored any points for standing - so I will ask them to look at that.

The previous I.B. questionairre (january 08) has gone missing. On that occasion I was awarded IB without having to go to an examination; so I assume they contacted my GP. This time around they never contacted my GP, although he has given me a letter supporting my claim. Is it worth pointing out that I am disadvantaged because of this? Also, the decision maker refers to the EMP as he, when it was a woman who examined me. Should I point that out or will I just concentrate on the main points.

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Re:IB appeal questions 7 years 9 months ago #13061

Hi Martin,

In the end it is the main points, such as the fact that you stood with some discomfort for 3 minutes at the examination, but you were not scored any points for standing, that will hold the greatest sway with the tribunal.

Unfortunately, the DWP are not under any duty to contact your GP before making a decision but it's excellent that you have got a supporting letter from them.

It might be worth asking for a copy of the medical evidence or any other evidence used to make the previous decision though, even if your questionnaire is now lost.

Good luck with the appeal,

Steve

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Re:IB appeal questions 7 years 9 months ago #13078

Thanks for that Steve. I will just focus on the main points.

Martin

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