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Disability (PIP) tribunal refused

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Artmuzz, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Artmuzz

    Artmuzz New Member

    Just to say that my disability benefit (PIP) tribunal was yesterday and I got refused it :(

    It was awful the judge and doctors at the panel were horrible and acted like they were at an interrogation. When I walked into the tribunal I ended up having a panic attack and shaking like mad but they just looked at me as if I was acting it. I started getting pain in my leg probably due to TMS and I felt half conscious and dizzy.

    Their excuse of not giving me the benefit was that I said I took medication last year but it conflicted with the medical evidence from my psychologist who said I wasn't taking medication. I tried to explain to the panel that I get bad reactions taking medication but they were not interested. They fell on me like a ton of bricks by asking me stupid questions.

    I told them about TMS but they looked at me as if I had come off a UFO. What really makes me feel bad is that people on forums say most people win tribunals which makes me feel terrible that I am one of the minority who didn't win the tribunal.
     
  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    So sorry to hear this, Artmuzz. I can only imagine how disappointing this is, and how frustrating it is to not be understood.

    Hoping you are able to find some peace. You are in my thoughts.
     
  3. Artmuzz

    Artmuzz New Member

    Thanks for the reply. This decision has made me so angry and upset and not only agrivated my TMS but I am starting to get symptoms of derealisation and depersonalisation back which is frightening. I am also bedridden with depression.
     
  4. untangledweb

    untangledweb Peer Supporter

    Art, I’m so sorry! Is a psychological evaluation necessary for a tribunal?
    I didn’t realize your psychologist would be brought in.
    Can you appeal their decision? Did you have an attorney or anyone to speak on your behalf?
     
  5. Artmuzz

    Artmuzz New Member

    Yes, I had a welfare rights officer but she was useless and I had to do all the talking myself which was a very stressful and horrible experience for me because I suffer anxiety, depression and panic disorder. I am now suffering mental exhaustion as the aftermath of it.

    You asked me if I could appeal their decision but the problem is that was the appeal and I didn’t win. My only option is to make a fresh new claim and try again for the disability welfare benefit (PIP) in a few months.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018 at 3:36 PM
  6. Mothy

    Mothy New Member

    Oh no I went through all the PIP tribunal process and it was so stressful, I'm so sorry they weren't more understanding, my tribunal panel were so much nicer than the assessor. I only won because I had lots of support from a charity that specialises in my illness (cystic fibrosis) so if you decide to reapply, try and find a better person to help you through the minefield. I feel for you, the whole process is a nightmare.
     

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