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PIP

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by ally1, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    If the tories are doing a u turn for claimants then I think they're a few years too late.
    Hitler caused similiar destruction and tried to blame it on misunderstood soldiers. Gov is intelligent enough to know guidelines are always needed. THEIR guidelines are causing the problem!
     
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    Pammy_50 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Well done ally1 so pleased to hear your news.
    I am still waiting for decision from my ESA assessment 24th May hopefully I will be like you successful.
    Once again well done x
     
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  3. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    It sounds promising. I was turned down by phone and told to apply for jsa. That's when I started with panic attacks. I knew I wasn't capable of work after working for just under 30yrs and through 2 diabetic pregnancies. I know what I'm capable of and even working part-time would be near on impossible.
    I had undiagnosed asthma, bulging disc/s and scatica flaring up and down, on top of side affects from my meds (tiredness and dizziness), uncontrolled underactive thyroid, uncontrolled pcos causing additional hormone disruption and uncontrolled diabetes. Oh and added weight from insulin therapy slowing me down and causing chest pains.
    I even had a panic attack on leaving the interview.
    I received 0 points.
    They are shameless.

    I hope you were more successful. :)

    PIP was different. I explained how I was affected daily. I was given maximum daily living but only 4 points for my mobility. Mobility has got worse since then and pphysio was slow due to chest pain investigations. I'm still in agony walking, even a little.
     
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    #23 ickihun, Jun 7, 2017 at 11:20 PM
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    Nick78 LADA · Member

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    Hi i am currently waiting for my reassement for pip i got it in 2015 for a degenerative spinal condition and osteoarthritus i got it no problems to be fair i have since then been diagnosed with lADA diabetes which combined with my other ailments has made life more difficult see how things go this time around stressing me out thinking of out come.
     
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    kimdarren Type 2 · Newbie

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    I wouldn't fret too much. We thought the same thing when our son changed from dla to pip. It seems it's just a formality when renewals are done to change over to pip. We just filled out the forms as normal and he was given the exact same money as he was on for dla. We did photocopy all if his last dla forms before we sent them off last time for his renewal. When we got the pip forms to fill in we put exactly the same answers. He has high functioning autism with ADHD, tourettes and rage.
     
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  6. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    My daughter was told that she no longer needed any help as her condition had gone away - without any inquiry being made, never mind an assessment.
    They lost the mobility car, but the organization allowed them to continue using it for a weekly fee - which they got back once the appeal went through. As my son is full time carer for his wife and children they would have been in a real pickle if we had not been able to help them.
     
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    seanmorris3466 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi have a look in phone book and find your local disability information centre as they will help you fill out the form and how to word everything properly so the pip understands what your trying to get across but make sure you put what your absolute worse day is like so if your in bed all day then put that some put “oh well I can get up if I have help” what you need to say is your stuck in bed Allday and someone has to come in to sort your kids for you.
     
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    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip @seanmorris3466 - my post was from last year. Ben is now 16 - PIP forms were done last summer. He was awarded higher level care -but turned down for mobility. I could have gone for a reconsideration - but decided to leave it as the award was until he is 21 and I felt that we had done well to get what we had. Since then of course the gov have announced that they are going t have to reconsider all the awards turned down for mobility on mental health grounds - so it may well be added in at some point anyway.

    Most important thing though is that Ben is now at college and is managing really well with his support package :)
     
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  9. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    My mobility has got worse but I'm not reapplying til my renewal.
    I have forms to fill in for 5yr old. DLA form nearly as bad as PIP forms. Having to hand in late due to pain sitting too long gives me agony and 2 hospital admissions with untreated anaemia. God knows what they'll say.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    They were very under standing and paid us what we were owed.
    I now have food for meals in the house.
     
  11. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Master

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    My son is going through PIP, he has many medical conditions, including PTS, OCD, Bi-polar, ADHD, Sarcoidosis and other's. He was awarded disability at the higher rate, but with a slight improvement in breathing, it was stopped, so he appealed and was given the lower rate. He is awaiting an assessment appointment in another town. Good to hear you had some good news with PIP, it should be given to those who need it, but alas that is not always the case. This is just one of many google links :-
    ttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/30/staggering-rise-pip-complaints-rot-system-disability-benefits
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I hope your son is successful. It is best if someone goes with him and try and tell them his difficulties affecting his day to day compared to his comrades. Is it noted he isn't independant with his gp or any specialist? He must prove his independence is affected. I hope he has back up.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Master

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    I will offer to go with him as he does get distracted easily and can also get a little angry at times and say what he thinks ! but it's his Scarcoidosis he had disability benefit for, as he won't list the other medical problems.
    Thanks ickihun :)
     
  14. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When I am due to be reassessed, no doubt I could get declined.
     
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