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My journey for Pip

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Debstar1468
Debstar1468 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
So it started with universal credit told me I should apply for pip and they sent me a link. On the 20/10/22 I applied online and was given a telephone assessment on the 10/11/22.

on the 16/12/22 I received a letter stating I didn’t qualify and got 0 points on both sections I thought that was that and didn’t argue with the response. On the 31/1/22 I went into hospital with severe weight loss and fatigue I spent three weeks in there and was told by some other patients I should be getting Pip and I should ask for the mandatory reconsideration. So on the 17/2/23 I did the review and yet again it came back with all 0’s even though they had medical reports from the hospital of my health and lack of mobility. So I read online what to do next so I applied to the tribunal 1/3/23 and I won on the 8/6/23 and was given enhanced on daily living and mobility until Nov24.

Today the 10/7/23 I received a text “ We have awarded you PIP. We have sent you a decision letter explaining the award. Please allow 2 weeks to receive this. You only need to contact us if your circumstances change.” and the back pay should be with me in next few days. 

Although my experience wasn’t as long as others it was extremely stressful but I would say don’t give up I nearly didn’t continue but shows perseverance pays off, and the relief far outweighs the months waiting x

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