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RedeemedRedeemed Member Posts: 37 Courageous
So my mandatory reconsideration has finally happened and they have decided to award me 7 points on the care part, still none on mobility, and forwarded all this to the courts.
My question is: I have got some further evidence arriving in the next few days, should I submit it to the courts or wait until the day?
I want to contest some of their decisions in the mabdatory, do I do that now or wait until the day?
Thanks.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,099 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Just so that you're aware, its a Tribunal and not court. Any additional evidence you have should be sent to HMCTS before the hearing date. Your submission should also be sent to them before the hearing date and for this you should state where you think you should have scored those points and your reasons why. Adding a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.

    You should avoid mentioning any lies or contradictions that may have been told in the report because they won't be interested in any of those. Doing this could harm your case.

    I'm assuming you're planning on appearing in person as this will give you the best chance of a decision in your favour. The only downside to all of this is that the waiting times are huge in most areas and lots of people are waiting a year for a hearing date.

    Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,182 Scope community team
    Hi @Redeemed, how are you getting on?

    Please do let us know if there is anything you need clarifying. :)
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  • RedeemedRedeemed Member Posts: 37 Courageous
    Hi,

    You should avoid mentioning any lies or contradictions that may have been told in the report because they won't be interested in any of those. Doing this could harm your case.

    Hi unfortunately I have to challenge the evidence provided by the assessor as it is blatantly wrong. For instance I walk with a limping gait, two medicals, one before and one after the PIP one picked this up and labelled it consistent.
    In her report she stated that my gait was normal, which detracts from my reported disk prolapses and damage to left leg.

    However, my final submision to the tribunal is almost finished, some 9 pages addressing sequentially the tripe they have submitted themselves.
    I plan on appearing in person, I've mader some interesting points regarding law ;-)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,182 Scope community team
    I hope it goes okay @Redeemed
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member - under moderation Posts: 4,849 Disability Gamechanger
    See if you can get your 9 pages down to between 2 and 4. The tribunal will be much more interested in questioning you than an analysts if what’s been wrong so far.
  • RedeemedRedeemed Member Posts: 37 Courageous
    To be honest it took that many pages to sequentially challenge the totally incorrect, lying garbage this woman had sent up about me (I didn;t use the words lying etc in my submission).
    In addition a lot of my care needs fall out of the official descriptors so I was making submissions where they could arguably be included in other descriptors. Time will tell I suppose.

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member - under moderation Posts: 4,849 Disability Gamechanger
    Sequentially challenging the report will not get you PIP. Highlight a couple of the most obviously incorrect points to undermine its credibility then focus on making your own case for points scoring with multiple examples of your attempts to perform the specific tasks. You’re kicking at an open door with most tribunals but equally 9 pages on the HCP report will not play well with the medical professional on the panel.
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