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Priadel800
Priadel800 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Afraid I am going to lose benefits after having suffering from epilepsy and depression for 30 years and still ongoing 

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  • johnny100
    johnny100 Member Posts: 125 Pioneering
    why do you feel you are going to lose your benefit.If you have a medical condition.Let the assessors know word for word what you illness are and how the affect you,get a full factual report from your GP/Specialist to back all your claims,give them as much as you can,
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    @Priadel800

    You get PIP points not for your conditions but how they affect your ability to carry out daily tasks and to walk.  If you take a long time to do things even using aids you get some points.  Complete as many categories as you can and don't tick the 'it varies' box under walking; tick a specific distance box.  Complete a 7-day diary to submit with your form.

    Read the PIP sections on the Disability Rights and CAB websites.

    I thought I was going to lose all my benefits but was awarded standard rate daily needs and mobility.  However, I am appealing for enhanced rate both.  But at least I go something even if I don't win appeal.

    Good luck with your application.
  • Skippy1976
    Skippy1976 Member Posts: 13 Connected

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