Pip tribunal for ptsd.

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Hello im awaiting a date for pip tribunal..has anyone been sucssesful? Its for ptsd.im ex army but ptsd is not combat related.

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    dont bother there arse holes dont care about you i whent and as soon sat down she was bitch saying going rip your paper work up nout rong with no evdence and all this crap if  there nout rong with me why do i take bout 10 difrent types tables have bi polor and personaluty disorder genralised anxitey and ibs and pcos and spina bifida ocoulta  make u want kill ureself arseholes hope u get nicer judge 

     

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    Hi Lee

    Official figures show that 50% of all Tribunal applications for both PIP & ESA are successful.

    Along with your evidence it is important to seem creadible when stating your case at Tribunal. The important thing is to be consistant with your answers.

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    i dont understand why they offer them they sure has hell dont give you a chance i had no leg stand on soon as i sat down judge was beinbg horrible syaing she going take all my money of me and rip my paper work up couldnt belive it only just sat down never even ad chance speak 
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    Hi lee I was claiming low rate mobility and middle rate care for my 13 yr old daughter who also suffers with PTSD but a year later the stopped all benefits I too appealed to a tribunal but sadly I lost the case but reappealing for error. So what I say to you is expect the worse but hope for the best.
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      I agree - plan for the worst and hope for the best.

      I have come to the conclusion that at a face to face assessment you could tell them anything as the odds are in their favour that they will make up the whole report ignoring what you say.

      Talking about PTSD, I had been receiving IIDB and DLA for many years based in part on PTSD. I had one doctor assess me in the past that showed clearly that he knew nothing about the problem nor the drugs that were available to combat the side effects.

      It took me 7 years to prove that he was not fit to practice as a doctor and that his opinion as agreed by the DWP that no reliance should be placed on his report.I totally discredited his opinion.

       

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      Les I went to see a psychiatrist last year. My sister thought I might be bipolar; it did seem that I might. He told me that he thought it was PTSD but he didn't write that in his report to my doctor so I didn't have a proper diagnosis! 

      But I left him a message the other day and he phoned this morning and said he's writing an evidence letter for me that I can send in with the PIP form and he's going to inform my doctor. That's a relief, I couldn't have proved that he said I have it without him saying it, strange that he didn't in the first place! eek

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      That is pretty much the situation with my daughter because although her psychiatrist diagnosed her with PTSD she didn't put it down in black and white and clearly didn't inform our gp as the doctors report was all good for the tribunal which is obviously the reason we lost the case but am reappealing due to error and not contacting the psychiatrist for evidence like I asked them too.
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      The psychiatrist wrote the doctor a long report, not all of it reflecting correctly what I'd told him, and there was nothing about PTSD. Aren't they supposed to know that diagnoses are important to patients! 

      I shouldn't have had to chase him up about it. A spoken word in an office is worth nothing, without, as you say it being in black and white.

      I hope your appeal goes well this time.

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      Thanks me too as my daughters PTSD affects her in a lot of ways and the Medicals are forgetting this is a 13 yr old child were talking about who is now having to receive EMDR therapy which is for extreme PTSD so I believe but let's just see where this journey takes us but thanks georgia
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      I've started having EFT therapy and its really helpful. Whenever a bad memory comes up I just tap and I feel flooded with a lovely calm feeling. A therapist is coming to my home for sessions. Thought it might be helpful to tell you I think it's effective for PTSD.

      I haven't tried EMDR so I don't know much about it other than it's eye movements but I hope it helps your daughter. razz

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      ......is now having to receive EMDR therapy which is for extreme PTSD....

      Been there, got the tee shirt!! Over the years that I have suffered (21 years) I have had every course of treatment you could imagine. I was even sectioned for a month as it was clear that I was a danger to the public and myself. Whilst PTSD was diagnosed in 1995 along with depression etc it took until 2015 for them to come to a final conclusion - I suffered brain damage in the incident which completely altered my personality.

      ESA said back in 2010 that there was nothing wrong with me whilst in 2004 they took away my DLA (High Mobility & Care) as well as my IIDB. from then (2004) it took until 2011 before they re-instated both awards. 

      For those 7 years I was without the benefits and never had them paid back to me as I did not formally appeal but simply complained. That was down to my ignorance of the system.

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      My daughter is a danger to herself and others and self harms she doesn't go out and socialise with friends after school and hasn't done in 6 years but as the dwp say because she can go to school unattended she doesn't meet the criteria to qualify for Dla even though she is highly monitored at school and has made threats to kill at school and can't even be left alone with her 6 yr old sister because of past attacks
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    i had very bad exspearence with tribunal i would say avoid has they stoped my money through closeing my case and getting my hearings set aside has i went to my hearing was told i i go ahead she mite aswel rip my paper work up has i have no legs stand on i left saying i dont want go ahead crying assumieng it will be over i had another hearing and then i phoned them exsplaining to them what happend set a side hearing and then i got another i said to them i had my hearing i didnt go ahead now stop send me letters i want to close it why do i need another hearing just hope can sort it out
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    Thanks for the replys guys. I was awarded the standard living part but not mobility which is fair enough. I spent about a hour in a magistrtes court that was used for my tribunal which i found intimidating and most uncomfortable.

    However after 10mins or so i got quite clear about what i had to say and seemed to have got their attention! Well that was 3 weeks ago and have not heard a word from dwp.

    I have called but cant seem to find out what im gunna get paid and when. Does anybody know how long it may take?

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      Well done Lee glad for you. 4-6 weeks is the norm but there is nothing to stop you from trying to push the timescale by phoning every day!
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      Hi Lee - wow!! How did you manage that?

      I also have PTSD with associated acquired brain injury following both a baseball bat across the back of my head and being shot twice in attempting to stop an armed robbery.

      Despite a hiccup from 2004 to 2011, I have always had a minimum 40% award for this via Industrial Injuries Benefit.

      When I assessed myself for PIP I could only find 4 points for care. This was despite having had DLA (HRM & MRC) since 1995.

      What descriptors did you use?

       

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