Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is sandyk!

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sandyk
sandyk Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, depression/anxiety, under active thyroid and trigeminal neuralgia. I currently receive ESA and was on indefinite term DLA. Recently I completed the forms to be reassessed for PIP and following the face to face “awarded” 0 points.
Absolutely poleaxed me.
Asking for a reconsideration and will consider appeal but it all scares me so much!!
If I lose my PIP, which is due to stop at the end of this month, I will be forced to seek work but know I am not well enough to take the stress let alone the physical demands that would bring.
I am sure I am not alone in this situation but just thought I would share my experience with the community.
Take care everybody out there.

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  • Alex
    Alex Posts: 1,304 Pioneering
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    Hi Sandy,

    Welcome to the community. Sorry to hear what you've been going through. 

    You are definitely not alone. Lots of people here have been through this process, and many are successful, I hope we can support you.
  • Annabelle26
    Annabelle26 Scope Member Posts: 105 Pioneering
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    I know how you feel.  After being on DLA for years for various problems I had to apply for PIP.  I went for my F2F Assessment & a nurse decided there was nothing wrong with me.  The DWP have now decided I do not need PIP.  I am just in the process of preparing to submit the papers for a mandatory review.
  • bobtweenie
    bobtweenie Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    Yeah definitely with you on this . My money has been stopped totally after my face 2 face . I've ripped the assessment report apart with the lies the nurse has stated and sent in more medical evidence to back me up . I'm at the mandatory reconsideration stage .  It's disgraceful .
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