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DLA Tribunal is tomorrow, finally.......SCARED!!

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deeeja Mon 13-Oct-08 13:49:41

Tomorrow is the day, and I am so scared, have been doing anything to avoid thinking about it, have even dusted today!
My mind goes blank when I try to think about what they might ask. I have read DWP's submission and my own. Feel very anxious.
I have had this adjourned twice already, and am now not at all prepared, I was the previous time, when I found out about the adjournment one hour before the time of appeal. Now feel totally unprepared.
I ned to calm down. Must think of questions they might ask.
Anyone been through it?

Widemouthfrog Mon 13-Oct-08 13:52:46

No advice, but good luck!

jenk1 Mon 13-Oct-08 15:15:24

deeeja,what is the tribunal for,is it for a school place or another part of the statement,we went to tribunal over refusal to asess in may of this year,but have also on 3 previous occasions got to the day before and LEA pulled out,i can try and help you if you would like me to. smile

TotalChaos Mon 13-Oct-08 15:16:39

Good luck! Not been through this so no real advice.

/jenk - how's it going with DD's school now?

jenk1 Mon 13-Oct-08 15:50:02

going ok at the moment in school,but we are getting the tantrums and meltdowns,because a little girl wants to be DD,s friend and DD doesnt want her to and a boy in the class "looked at her" that triggered off a meltdown on friday,shes still in nappies and CAMHS have told school to leave her be while they scratch their heads come up with a solution.

DS on the other hand,what a star,going from strength to strength,loving his school.


Thanks for asking.

dustystar Mon 13-Oct-08 16:18:33

No advice but wishing you lots of luck for tomorrowsmile

melmamof3 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:22:34

No advice to give, but wishing you the best of luck. x

bubblagirl Mon 13-Oct-08 16:40:55

good luck xx

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Mon 13-Oct-08 16:52:58

deeeja - we went to appeal some years ago for dd's DLA.

At our appeal there was a guy from the DWP (there isn't always) and firstly they asked him to explain their reasons for refusal. Then I went through and countered his reasons. TBH he was a bit up himself and the panel seemed to take a dislike to him so I felt a little calmer. The doc on the panel really 'got' dd and helped me by asking very leading questions. Don't make the mistake I did though and come over all positive (rather then concentrating on the negatives) as I scuppered her chance of mobility that time. I'd also taken a diart along with me and they went through that too, asking me various questions. At the end I had to wait outside, before being called back in to hear the decision.

Good luck - it is a bit nervewracking especially if you go on your own. Will you have someone with you?

electra Mon 13-Oct-08 19:07:24

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magso Tue 14-Oct-08 11:40:01

Good luck!

dustystar Tue 14-Oct-08 13:24:00

Good luck for today x

coppertop Tue 14-Oct-08 13:28:36

I hope it all goes/went well. xx

BriocheDoree Tue 14-Oct-08 14:19:02

Hope it went well. Let us know how you got on!

deeeja Tue 14-Oct-08 20:17:06

Hi, thanks for all the messages of support!
Welll, my ds got higher rate care and higher rate mobility! grin
Am very pleased!
The ,said that I should not have had to appeal, and he was sorry for all the trouble I had to go to. It was alot less frightening than I had expected. I was ready, as I always am, to fight my ds's corner, but I didn't have to. I was just asked a couple of questions relating to the mobility part, and that was it.
After a whole year, so lots of back dated money aswell! I might finally take my driving test, and get a motobility car so my ds' don't have to use public transport, see if I can get them to leave the house now, hopefully.

Mitchell81 Tue 14-Oct-08 20:26:06

Congratulations, enjoy your back dated money grin

jenk1 Tue 14-Oct-08 21:04:34


Arabica Tue 14-Oct-08 22:53:54

Congratulations--that's great!

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Tue 14-Oct-08 23:01:44

That's fab deeeja. But it bloody stinks really doesn't it? How much has it cost to bring together the panel to make a decision that should have been properly made in the first place. Grrr..

electra Tue 14-Oct-08 23:09:44

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melmamof3 Wed 15-Oct-08 10:27:59

Hurray!!! Well done. and enjoy your backdated money.

coppertop Wed 15-Oct-08 10:36:19

That's fantastic news! I'm so pleased for you.

dustystar Wed 15-Oct-08 11:27:58

Thats's great newsgrin

bubblagirl Wed 15-Oct-08 16:40:21

only just logged on well done you im so happy for you xx

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