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Ulcerative Colitis, Fibromyalgia, Breast Cancer and PIP tribunals

shazzybshazzyb Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA


  • shazzybshazzyb Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi my name is Sharon I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2000, then diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in about 2011 I had managed to continue work with these illnesses until I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 after this I was off sick so during this time my brother was awarded PIP for Fibromyalgia and suggested I try and apply so I did I had a home visit this was in between my second operation and the start of my chemo I explained how my fibromyalgia affects my life and the impact from the operations had had,  I waited for the response I was turned down so I spoke to macmillan who then put a reconsideration in again I was turned down so I was advised to appeal which I did I I had my date which was about 1 month after I had completed chemo again I was turned down,  my representative from macmillan advised  that a wait a while and then put a fresh claim in which again I did because  by then I had finished my treatments which have now had a big impact on my fibromyalgia also I was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in my spine I had a home visit/assessment again turned down also again turned down from the reconsideration so now I am waiting to attend my second appeal which is next week I so angry with whole system and on top of all that I was finished from work on the grounds of capability due to ill health but I'm not silly it came down to finance and me having a number of health issues so I have one side saying I have not got a disability and capable to work and the other saying I am not capable of working I am now trying to fight the pip system and my ex-employer who are county council so if this is how they treat their employees then social care stand no chance I I am now waiting till next week to try and get something x
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    HI @shazzyb welcome to the community, Im sorry to hear about your situation.  I have Ulcerative Colitis too and a permanent ostomy bag.  

    It's good you are getting the support of Macmillan but such a shame that you are in this position. You could also speak to Citizens Advice or the Law Centre if you felt like you need more support for your tribunal.

    There is lots of information here about going to tribunal that might be of help to you.

    This is a lovely community with lots of experience so do jump in and get involved.
    Senior online community officer
  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    Hi @shazzyb,

    How are you? I'm sorry to hear about the situation you're in regarding PIP. Have you heard any more news about your claim?
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