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sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
Hi all,

Just a quick post for anyone currently awaiting decisions on PIP.

Not all stories are bad - we rarely hear the good. I myself will own up that before my decision I was on this site every day posting and replying etc but when I got my award, I was off for a while.

I have decided to come back on regularly and make as much input as I can.

Anyway - if you are reading this and worrying about your decision, DO NOT. From my experience they aren't all bad, I had a pleasant and kind assessor at my face to face. I myself was sceptical that they could be acting nice but will lie on the report. She did not lie once.

I didn't send any medical evidence and was so worried they would not go searching for it themselves because a lot of posts on here made me think that - THEY DID. They went and retrieved all my medical records and spoke to all my doctors, surgeons etc. 

Just wanted to let everyone know that they aren't all bad - I got a fair decision and was very relieved when I opened my envelope.

I may have gotten lucky - but so can you.


  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi sdoc94.
    Great news very pleased for you.
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing, that's great news @sdoc94

    Senior online community officer
  • mayfairmayfair Member Posts: 39 Connected
    @sdoc94 a good positive post, thanks for sharing 
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news sdoc and welcome back, your experiance will help others I am sure

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • sandyp196sandyp196 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    This is so good to hear. I must admit I didn't have all the worries I have now before I joined this site. I don't blame the site at all as information is power.  But I was oblivious to all the negative stuff going on. Sometimes I wish I still was. I'm shocked, I'm angry and sometimes very confused when I read the posts on here. 
    The things people have had to endure and go through also makes me more worried for myself.  There are people here much more disabled than me and they are getting thrown off disability benefits, claims refused, tribunals appealed by dwp, lies by assessors, laws thst are confusing and terribe terrible treatment at assessments. Plus people who can't walk and or in wheelchairs having their car taken away. People too scared to appeal a low award because of what they went through to get it. Families broken, relationships breaking down, health deteriorating etc etc etc. It's so frightening and heartbreaking.  
    I didn't know any of this the first time around. I recently had a review for pip on 7th March.  I found this site because I had a distressing review. 
    I haven't had the decision yet. I have no idea how it will go. I'm assuming not good. So I'm glad I found this site and there will be help and support if I have to go to appeal, tribunal etc, because I tell you for sure that I will fight them all the way. If I could work I would. I loved working,  thrived on it. My life is **** now and I refuse to live in that kind of poverty again like I did before I qualified for disability benefits. 
    I'm so glad to hear that people do have straightforward and successful awards.  
  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering
    I still think people should be aware of what some of these assessors are capable of. Only this morning was chatting with someone who told me a cousin with mental Heath problems had her benefit cut.  This family member lives with an elderly aunt who cares for her.  My friend mentioned he is really concerned about her , especially when the aunt passes away, as he  is convinced she will not be able to look after herself.  

    I feel like Sandy pleased to have found this site, but do get low hearing what is happening to disabled people at the hands of assessors.
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    Thanks for all the replies.

    I am in no way saying that what goes on here is negative, we need to hear all the horror stories and bad experiences.

    But it is also good to remember to come back and share the positive as well.

    Hope everyone's claims that are outstanding go well!
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    I am glad you posted good news
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
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