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Being forced into work made me lose my leg

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eagonspenglar
eagonspenglar Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello I was called in to an assessment back in 2016 whilst waiting for a simple operation and they judged I was fit for work , on their decision I was sent to all types of courses to find employment at the same time my doctor was telling me to stay off my leg. When the operation came a month later the simple tear I had in my knee had cysts around it due to overuse and the operation went terribly wrong causing infection hence losing the use of my left leg. It doesnt end their I  now just received the result from my latest assessment saying nil points again and ime heartbroken at this I feel they are responsible for the loss of my leg now their judging me fit for work again how can they make such disgraceful decisions.


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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello Ian and welcome

    Have you requested a copy of the assessment ?
    There is plenty of info here and on the CAB website about appealing a decision. Please have a look around and come back with any questions

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @eagonspenglar

    A very big welcome to you today I hope that you are having a good day ?????

    Please have a good look around & please let me know if I can help you with anything ?????

    I have put a link below to hopefully help you with your current problems.
     
    https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/benefits/pip
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @eagonspenglar! I'm so sorry that you're feeling heartbroken, it must have been so disappointing to receive that outcome.

    At this point, our best advice would be to have a look at our guidance and videos on appealing PIP decisions, which can be found here. You might also want to take a look at The Law Centres website, which provides further information on your legal rights if you want to tackle this issue from a legal perspective.
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