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Pip tribunal was awful

Worst experience of my life

They had sent a presenter from the DWP which I was told by my representative that they hardly ever do that.

This guy had me on tears, he was really intimidating me, he kept making faces at me everytime I was speaking, he was shouting at me, he would ask me a question then talk over me while I was answering, the judge had to tell him off 3 times for the way he was speaking to me and for making faces at me, 5 mins after I got in the room he took all my 6 points off me and left me with nothing

So it was a nightmare and I ended up with nothing 😞

I am so angry and feel cheated.

X

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That's horrible, i'm so sorry! Who should've been in charge of assessing your points, Him or the judge? I dont understand. What did your CAB have to say about how they treated you? You must be feeling terrible! xx

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Hi tulip, the guy from dwp had the power to take away points or add points but then after everyone has spoke to me the 3 panel members had a discussion about what should happen and they all agreed that I wasn't entited to it, said they dont have enough evidence and I am not seeing enough specialists for my conditions, which is my doctors fault, was very unfortunate to have a presenter from dwp there, my representive said that they are very rarlely sent to tribunals, he was very unprofessional and made me out to be a liar, I am so so upset xx

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I am so sorry. There does seem to be an increasing number of DWP and Judges without compassion but have a conscience bypass. xx

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Hiya that is exactly what I went through.the man was in a wheelchair and he was horrid to me.I had a panic attack from it.then when I received my outcome.I was told as I could dress myself and feed myself I got no points.I had mine in Birmingham. Just wondering if we saw the sa!e nasty man? x

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How horrid, but what is worse is that I am not surprised by the DWP but I am by the Judge.

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I am in Scotland blakie23, my tribunal was in Ayr, worst experience of my live, was reduced to tears, struggling to breath properly, shaking like a leaf and this horrid man was sat next me sighing and rolling his eyes at everything I said, I am appalled at the way I was treated in there, if I had any strength left in me I would be putting a complaint in about him but I am totally exhausted, hurting all over and just wanna hide away for the rest of my life 😞 x

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I'm so sorry to read this, I wonder if they do this deliberately to put people off appealing? Please put in a complaint - when you are feeling stronger. At least so that they think twice about doing it again. Take care x

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Hi achydunlin, I can't appeal against this or anything, the tribunal is the last resort, only thing I could do is wait a while, get more evidence and then apply again from the start and have to go through the whole thing again, honestly don't have any fight left in me so I wont be doing that, could possibly put in a written complaint about the horrible guy who acted very unprofessional by making faces behind my back but will leave that for another day, right now all I wanna do is sleep and try to forget it my terrible tribunal xx

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Bless you have a lovely warm bath, hot drink and go to bed, try to forget that horrible man, it isn't easy but just for tonight and have I hop a restful sleep. Good night. X

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Thanks everyone, I've just woke up from a nap, feeling a bit better now, will just keep plodding along and hope that one day things will work out.

Thanks again everyone 😊

Lyndsay xx

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I am so genuinely sorry to read that please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

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