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Appeal after reconsideration refused by pip
Hi there I need some advice with the above. I am on standard rate of pip daily living allowance and asked for reconsideration which still came back the same. Appealing due to not receiving the mobility needs. Suffering with rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis fibromyalgia chronic obstructive pulmonary decease and emphysema. I was diagnosed considered disabled by atos through work a few years ago and gave up work and took pension early from work as couldn't carry on working due to suffering pain. Tried claiming esa but refused due to not working for 4 years and therefore not enough national insurance contributions even though ive worked for 45 years. I applied to council and today received my disabled persons parking disc. Why are there so many discrepancies about disabilities when trying to claim for your entitlements to certain disability benefits and why do you need to go through the stress of trying to claim these benefits. I am 62 and not liable to receive my state pension until I'm 66. I need the disability component of pip to help with my mobility needs ie just walking is painful and not safe for me due to hips and knees collapsing on ocassions leading to falls. Am I right to appeal. Many thanks