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Hi, my name is paulfen!

paulfenpaulfen Member Posts: 1 Listener
 Hi three years ago I was diagnosed with end-stage osteoarthritis in my right ankle, I applied for PIP and was refused. Please could anyone advise about re-applying, TIA 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @paulfen   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for sharing. I am sure you can still continue applying.  Have a look at the DWP website for qualifying criteria or look at our benefit information on PIP.

    Might be worth contacting CAB for other benefit information and help.  Plus support for filling in forms and assistance.

    We are a supportive friendly community who care and share.

    Ask the community some one will know.

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    Hope that helps.

    Please take care

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @paulfen
    Welcome to the community! 
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,664 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @paulfen and a very warm welcome to the community! Sorry to hear you got turned down. Did you appeal the decision at the time? Before you reapply I would advice taking the PIP self- help test online as this may give you an indication about whether you may be entitled to the benefit. PIP is tested by what the individual is able to do in their daily life, regardless of diagnosis. If you feel that it would be worth putting in another claim then you can find out more about this here: https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/benefits/pip 
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