Fibromyalgia Action UK
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Statement of reason

Try and cut this to a quicker explanation...16yrs DLA , pip came in now I'm on standard and since my last dla award I've now got fibromyalgia and my discs are deteriorating plus other problems.Had my tribunal but from when the doc on panel opened her mouth I knew I'd already lost esp when she asked if I was ok using a sat nav for some mad reason.Anyway end of May 2017 I asked for a statement of reason and its now July and I'm still waiting I phoned and the judge still has it so even if I wanted to appeal to upper it's past 4 wks

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Hi Tara1974

I am so genuinely sorry to read this my friend and I would contact the tribunal chamber directly and explain what has transpired and ascertain if there is any special dispensation for this? I have pasted below the contact details form the *GOV.UK cache:


Contact the tribunal


England and Wales

Telephone: 020 7071 5662

Fax: 0870 324 0028

Find out about call charges

Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)

5th floor

7 Rolls Buildings

Fetter Lane





Telephone: 0131 271 4310

Fax: 0131 271 4398

Find out about call charges

Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)

George House

126 George Street




Northern Ireland

Telephone: 028 9072 4848

Find out about call charges

Tribunal Hearing Centre

2nd floor

Royal Courts of Justice

Chichester Street




I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Thank you for your kind words and thank you for your help , I've spoken to pip they've said I can put a unplanned pip claim in again but was warned I could end up with nothing but I'm on the lowest already so maybe worth a shot , but don't have much faith in the system now ......I'm not the brightest grape in the bunch regarding politics which this is all about so hopefully I can get advice on how to proceed with this and advise on the unplanned situation

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Good luck my friend


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