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Any advice plz? How I've been treated throughout my PIP claim
Hi well hope you have a little time to see how ive been treated through pip claim..I started in July 2017..i got sent a pip claim pack ..didnt want to do it wrong so i went to welfare rights and someone from there filled out the form for me as I was stressed just looking at it .I suffer with peritual vascular disease in my left leg and get claudication after walking a very small distance on a basic street I cud probably walk past 3 houses and I have to stop as the pain is unreal.I also suffer panic attacks and depression from 1996 when my mum passed away..a week before my wedding too ..i waited for quite a while for pip to get bk to me on my claim and said i would have to go to an assesment. Which I did state I can't use public transport ..and don't go out alone ..i live in derby..they sent my first appointment for Birmingham..i rang them and told me there is no way I could go Birmingham as i suffer incontinence too and wet myself on most days..they said that was fine and they will send me a letter.A few weeks later I got another appointment through this time for Nottingham ..i was so annoyed and rang them again ..the woman on phone stated im eligible for a home visit so they booked me one in we waiting from 8 in more till 6 at night for him and he didn't turn up.He later said he had got poorly and he rang me BUT HE NEVER!!!!..so again I ring pip back up and they said because i had not attended any appointments that my claim had been cancelled..i rang them bk and they said if i got a report of my doctor that I could not travel that far to them places then i will be reinstated..so I complied and sent the relevant letter from docs.Then weeks down the line they sent me a letter stating I had an appointment for the tuesday by this time we are in February 2018.I said ok as this appointment was for derby and I'd be ok with my daughter and a taxi door to door.so I went to the assesment along with my daughter I got out the taxi and went into some lift holding all the time on my daughters arm for stability.I was wearing Holed tracksuit bottoms and slippers and a jumper she says i was in suitable clothing ..i wear these clothes every day ..the assessor also claims I went in accompanied ..was my daughter a ghost then?..oh and I walked in unaided I held my daughters arm it was like she blatantly lied ..she says i squatted down and got back up ..another complete lie and when I rose from the chair I didn't have support I used the table to rise ..so u can imagine im furious well ..next thing was to get an ap report and go thru it and to write down all the things that were wrong..i got a decision back in March saying I got no points for anything ..i waited another 4 weeks for them to send me the wrong letter out they sent me a tribunal letter before I'd had a mandatory consideration..i was raging and upset a was stressing and got in touch with welfare rights he said to take the form straight down I couldn't personally so my son in law took it to welfare rights he couldn't understand why they had sent me a tribunal letter before the mandatory and for me to ring them and ask whats going on ..so I did and spoke to pip again asking why and they said there was a mistake and they apologise etc a put in a complaint by this time and 5 days later a case manager rang me apologising to me ..so I then said so what happens next she then told me they had done the consideration and decided again no points at all ..now I the other day I got all my tribunal pack and I read it along with my daughter ..now I have been given someone else's medical notes along with there bus number and that I av an illness after an accident I had in 2016 **** are they on with it also states ive had therapy and am currently on gabubantin and codiene ..they have really messed up and a feel I can't go on much longer ...im even questioning now if there turning me down because they owe me alot of back pay from July 17 to present my current situation today is im waiting for tribunal date probably another 8 weeks down the line ..ill let u know the outcome ..please comment and does anyone think I've been well treated badly x
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