Preparing for PIP tribunal

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Hi, everyone.

I have requested tribunal and I just received a bundle of paper from DWP.

I was reading their view for my appeal and some parts don't make any sence.

I know I can point out them at the tribunal, but I want to know what people here think.

They didn't give me any point for taking nutrition and I said I need to be reminded and encouraged to eat because I have severe insomnia, My sleeping pattern is irregular, so if no one tells me to eat at the meal time, I keep sleeping and I miss them out. My tiredness is beyond the nessesity of eatiing.

But DWP said this question is asking only phisical ability (cutting food, convaing food to the mouth etc.) and they don't think I have any problem to take nutrition. But in PIP application form, it says "For example you need envouragement or prompt...". Also CAB guidance has an example of someone with anorexia. 

They also said a lot of things which Ican not convinced with. I have pannic attack but they denies it because I didn't get one at f2f. I have memory problem which mentioned in my GP's letter,but they denies it because I don't have dementia. Dementia is not the only illness whch related to memory I think.

Sorry to going on the boring thing. I would like to know what everyone think about this and I would like to hear any advice. Thank you.

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    Hi,

    What you need to concentrate on are those PIP descriptors that apply to you. If you have more evidence then send it to the Tribunal BEFORE the date of the hearing. I also think that you should get some help with this because it's very complex. I'm not familiar with the Tribunal process at all as never been to one. My knowledge of the benefits systems is quite large, just not the actual Tribunal hearing. Getting help from CAB would certainly be a good starting point unless you have help from somewhere else, which i'm guessing you don't because you're here asking these questions. Sorry i can't be of any further help. Good luck!

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      Thank you for the advice. I have an adviser who works for a charity organization. But he's got a lot of cases to deal with and difficult to get hold of. 

      I sent my consultunt and GP's letters as an evidence but DWP seems they  rely on only the health proffecional's assesment report. 

      i will ask my adviser if I'd better get more letter from GP.

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      You really need to forget about what DWP say and do. You're taking it to Tribunal which is totally different. What you need to do is prove those descriptors apply to you at this Tribunal NOT to the DWP. Tribunals are totally different to DWP they are usually very fair, they listen and will let you talk to explain everything. The more evidence you send to the Tribunal the better your chances. You really do need to get some help because i don't think you understand what the Tribunal is about. Understanding it would help a lot. Please ring CAB (Citizens advice) ASAP because they're often very busy.

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    Hi 2 jumping kittens.

    Sorry to hear you are having difficulties. O sympathise totally, as my hubby has had issues with similar statements. We are going to tribunal. My husband need a remind g to eat, he has poor memory due to medication & with depression, forgets to eat, or if he has eaten or cannot be bothered to eat. His poor memory is noted in letter by his go but similar to yourself, because it has not been diagnosed by anti e other than his go & he Does not see specialist for his conditions, they are managed by his go. We regard to the letter our gp wrote , as far as pip are concerned itwas not worth paper written on never mind the £26 We paid for it. We have told our go this. He is back I g us all the way. Just try to gather as much evidence as possible. Try keep g a diary. I know not easy with memory problems. I keep one for my husband. Good luck. Just to mention I chased pip last week for an up date. Told we are 6 weeks onto a 26 week

    Waiting list for tribunal. This may vary in your area but everything takes such a long time.

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      Thank you for the post. Your husbands condition sounds very similar to mine. I think they use "not having dementia" as a magic word. My memory problem cannot be diagnosed itself, because it is caused by my other health problems (sleep disorder, depression, chronic pain, side effects of mess) and I have been seeing specialist for these. Also I was not given a opportunity to explain my insomnia which is my main problem at the f2f. 

      I will ask my adviser if I should get further letter from GP. Good luck with your tribunal.

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    Hi jumping kitten when I revived my bundle and went to the citizens advice they were really good and advices me what to do I went to the tribuneral on the 17 th July and got it back so don't give up

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      I am happy to hear your tribunal went well. Thank you for the post. I have an adviser wh works for a charity organisation, but he has a lot of cases to deal with and difficult to get hold of. I will try to talk to him and get further advise. 
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      How long did you have to wait form the date you received the bandleader of papers to your tribunal?
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