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PIP appeal help
I recently had to apply for PIP as we all know our DLA is coming to an end, in my application I explained that due to severe pain and very little sleep I often have to stay in bed during the day. I have frequent falls without warning so not good for me to be on my feet if I am exhausted and in pain. The DWP said that they sent me a letter advising me of an assessment I was to attend but I did not receive the letter, they then said they sent somebody to my house and got no reply and on these grounds have rejected my claim. Can they do this, I have been on DLA for about 20 years after I was left disabled and always in severe pain, as soon as I got their letter I rang them and told them to look at my application as I had put on there that most days I am in bed due to pain and exhaustion and could they please look at my case again and they said they would. Two days letter I received another letter saying that they stood by their original decision that I did not qualify for PIP. I know it cld take months for an appeal hearing and I do not know how I will survive without my DLA is there anything I can do to get this sorted quicker than having to wait for an appeal, my neighbours appeal took nearly a year ☹️