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Lost my appeal

mobbbamobbba Member Posts: 34 Connected
edited March 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I lost my PIP  appeal yesterday.  I felt like I was on trial it was so bad. 

I am heartbroken.  Just feel totally let down. Lost the appeal. I am 68 years old. I am crippled with Arthritis, need knee replacement, hip replacement, mid foot fusion and ankle replacement.  I have COPD, Asthma and mental health problems. I struggle to walk with the pain and breathlessness. All this is backed up by Consultants, Mental health professionals and my GP.  

I felt ridiculed by the Judge because I did not understand a question.  One major thing that has really upset me.  Something serious and bad happened to me some years ago causing me to have a mental breakdown.  I had therapy from Clinical Psychologist for 7 years and have since had CBT.

The judge asked me what happened..  I said I would rather not discuss this, she said well we can't progress then. The doctor stepped in and asked my advocate if she knew, to which she said no. He then said to me you need to tell us what happened.  I started shaking uncontrollably, I felt sick, was breathless. Not one of the panel asked me if I was ok. I then had to say what happened. 

I am so upset, to be honest I feel totally let down.  The grilling they gave me was the worst I have ever had to encounter.
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  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    i truly hope others help, advise and support you.
    i will help as much as I can but I’m quite new to this site.
    i can however just be there to help as much as I can

  • sallylucysallylucy Member Posts: 12 Connected
    Mobba that is awful and inhuman, as you are 68 can you not apply for attendance allowance now, it is worth a try, take care.
  • mobbbamobbba Member Posts: 34 Connected
    SallyLucy  I suppose that will come later.  I have my mobility car which is obviously with DLA.  I wont be able to get a car with AA and its important to me to get out and about

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Keep to the basics. You have one month to request a statement of reasons and record of proceedings. In the interim period you need to get some face to face advice re: the merits of your case and some representation for the next stage. 
  • Lasian_AlumniLasian_Alumni Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    edited March 2018
    Hi @mobbba,

    I'm so sorry about your appeal and having to go through something so horrible.
    Would you be interested in contacting our helpline? They can offer support and advice, especially if you would prefer to talk with more privacy after being forced to disclose something so painful: 

    • Freephone: 0808 800 3333
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Textphone: Use Type Talk by dialling 18001 from a textphone followed by 0808 800 3333.

    Are you considering getting legal advice? The Law Centres Network is a good place to look if you are.

    Please update us on if you have talked to the helpline, or if there is any way that we can support you.

  • joyclynjoyclyn Member Posts: 67 Courageous
    So Sorry  That  Sounded Terrible  For You I Am. Waiting for my appeal  and by what you have written  I have a lot in common  also age as you I am  terrified  I don't know how  none of us oldies have not had a heart attack  I really  hope things will turn around  for you this government have a lot to answer for  its who do you turn too ?????
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