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Going through PIP assessment again

littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
edited March 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I'm a 44 year old lady now disabled ,after getting breast cancer 3 years ago.had too have a lot of treatment and operations ,which have left a big toll on my body .i now have osteoarthritis,perineal nurapathy,fatigue and fybromalgia .im sadly unable too work and my whole life has changed.its been very hard .im unfortunately facing the joyful p.i.p assessment again after they canned me last time .so here I go again 

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  • Lasian_ScopeLasian_Scope Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @littleruthie123, it's great to have you here!

    Please do let us know if you would like any support or advice regarding PIP. We have a PIP and DLA discussion group and some information about PIP that you might find interesting.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi littleruthie andd welcome

    Have a look at the B&W self test

    http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome.
    You are not alone in the PIP process, literally just done my assessment. 

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Hi whistles.how did you get on. Did you have a home visit?.I've been denied one but hoping for a back up later from docs or social worker. It's so stressful isent it. It's having a very negative impact on my mh praying you had searched goid result
  • kami24kami24 Member Posts: 380 Pioneering
    Assessments have staff who don't even understand conditions and you need to show them your so called ' worst day' without being too dramatic otherwise they just think you are fine and judge you as being 'fit for work' basically and ignore anything you are trying to tell them about your 'daily living' 
  • punkpunk Member Posts: 21 Connected
    Not all HCP are bad, my first told blatant lies but my latest one was fair & a true reflection of my difficulties. 
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    edited May 2018
    punk said:
    Not all HCP are bad, my first told blatant lies but my latest one was fair & a true reflection of my difficulties. 

    Well you were lucky and had a 'normal' experience. One good one/one bad one.
    I've had 3 face to face PIP assessments since 2013 and all three completely disregarded everything that I said (which in the main was very little as they were all intent in rushing it through asking me only to confirm or deny a statement they put to me) and what I had put on the PIP forms + evidence supplied to the DWP.
    The first two gave rise to 0 awards but were revised at MR to Enhanced both components. The third the DWP are sticking to the 0 award as being the correct decision at MR.
  • kami24kami24 Member Posts: 380 Pioneering
    That's sad 3 times of rejection it makes you feel worth nothing belittling experience
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    kami24 said:
    That's sad 3 times of rejection it makes you feel worth nothing belittling experience

    Exactly and for that reason, amongst others mainly the short term award periods, I have given up with PIP. The energy needed to fight these assessments and now an appeal is too much for me. 
    At 70, and with these three assessments since I was 65 I don't hold much hope of a change for what years I have got left.

  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Well still waiting for an appointment lol.and now sea want my blood!.do they inform each other of reassessments or is it just coincidence?
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    It's meant to be a coincidence. They can review at any time though. 

    Sorry only just seen your post to me. I got enhanced mobility and no care. Didn't ask for a home visit.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Ah ok .are you appealing?
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    No I don't fit the criteria as I did on dla.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Ok enhanced mobility is something though if your happy with that 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Ok enhanced mobility is something though if your happy with that 
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't have a choice. I don't fit the criteria anymore at this time.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
  • NairbNairb Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Like I said I lost my appeal but now have other health issues so advised by my stroke team to put in a change of circumstances which I did 2 months ago I got a phone call a fortnight ago from atos saying I was having an home visit next week then they rang me 3 days before they was due to come has pip had asked them to send my papers back to them ?? I rang atos to ask why and was told it was because of my appeal I had lost I told them it was nothing to do with losing my appeal has this was a change of circumstances to my health which happened just before my appeal date which the judge could not take in to consideration has I had put in a a new claim atos said they would contact me again at a later date to arrange another home visit ??
  • NairbNairb Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Do you think they might make a decision without coming to see me or just fobbing me off I was annoyed has I had to cancell a hospital appointment has it fell on the same day and time that they was supposed to visit me then like I said they rang 3 days before to  acancel it 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Sorry I'm not quite sure.i think you. An ask for a paper review possibly .it all sounds very stressful for you .i really hope you can get sorted 
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Nairb said:
    Do you think they might make a decision without coming to see me or just fobbing me off I was annoyed has I had to cancell a hospital appointment has it fell on the same day and time that they was supposed to visit me then like I said they rang 3 days before to  acancel it 

    Most unlikely but stranger things have happened where the DWP is involved.
    To recap, the DWP said that you weren't entitled, the court said the same, so from the DWP's point of view they can't possibly understand what changes there could be that would overturn theirs and the court's decisions.

    Obviously you are claiming a change so it is most likely that you will have to under go a face to face assessment to establish your claim in the light of the failures of the past.

  • NairbNairb Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Thanks for your reply all the best
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