I was awarded PIP at the standard rate for 3 years, then recieved the reassessment and filled it all in, basically saying I was no different than before other than a serious injury to my right leg/ankle which I now have a huge metal plate and pins......
I then had to go for a face to face assessment and I recieved a letter saying I wasn't being awarded PIP and I had been given 0 points.
I've done the mandatory reconsideration and used a great template to outline why I didn't agree. AGAIN, I was knocked back and given 0 points.
I've now sent my appeal back and have had a letter to say it's been recieved and will be dealt with. I'm now wondering if I should have asked to be present at the court as I opted for not being there. Mainly because I really can't cope with the stress of it and as I'm now on sick leave from work due to anxiety and have raised grievances about undermining and bullying behaviour from my managers.
Have I hindered my appeal by not requesting to be there at the court?