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Hi dillon21.


I had my medical last June (almost a year ago). I failed to score enough points at the medical with a group called SALUS here in Glasgow. My PIP benefits stopped at the end of July.


Over that period:


  • I've had the medical (this took 3 weeks to arrange)
  • Gone through the Mandatory Consideration (this took 4 weeks)
  • Gone through the first level tribunal (this took about 3 months to finally get a date for the panel)

Because the judge ignored my GPs report, I've been granted another tribunal hearing. The previous decision having been set-aside. I now have a new date for early May


Reports from friends across the UK about how long this process takes agree with my own experience (for both PIP and ESA). I conclude that the entire system is somewhat backlogged, with too many people awaiting their medicals, and appealing the results of these decisions.


Hope my own experience can be of some use to you.

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I can only tell about what I have experienced and from chatter with disabled friends around the UK, some of whom are still touchy about the whole proceding. From feedback from friends, and the postings on the few UK-based websites around the internet, people and their carers are left with a very bad taste in their mouths. As far as I know, everybody is being seen, even those who were assured years ago that they would be on benefit for life.


Friends who can be plainly seen to be disabled seem to have their application for PIP accepted, while those whose disability is less apparent seem to encounter problems . The governments own website say that, on appeal to tribunal, about 66% of appeal are successful, (though friends suggest the amounts paid to these individuals is less).


I hope this success is because people everywhere are better informed that they have been in the past. That they're more likely to engage the services of experienced welfare rights workers or the Citizen's Advice Centres, who have been able to identify and match-up conditions to more stringent points-based criteria set by the government. Also through the use of supportive and relevant evidence from consultants; GPs; practice nurses; social workers and specialists

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  • 3 years later...

Can anyone help I’ve had a letter telling me I will be getting a call to have my pip claim assessed over the phone I’ve been on DLA for years was put on indefinitely with bad Arthritis 

I have since got Other health issues Trigeminal neuralgia and depression should I let them no about these new problems or will they just be interested in what I claimed for in the first place 

Thank you 


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yes you should have been updating people

could (now) and might (have) meant more Wonga!!




please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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