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Hi, my name is Seawitch!

SeawitchSeawitch Member Posts: 15 Connected
hi I live in croydon and love photography , I use a mobility scooter to get around due to mobility issues

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,148 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Seawitch
    Welcome to the community! Please let us know if you need anything that we can help you with! :)
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  • SeawitchSeawitch Member Posts: 15 Connected
    Thank you Ami2301 I will ( sorry about the double post )

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,148 Disability Gamechanger
    Don't worry my browser keeps doing the same lately lol
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  • SeawitchSeawitch Member Posts: 15 Connected
    lol i got a bad gatewway message come up , then low and behold it had posted after all ......sigh
    i joined after seeing the disability Gamechanger link , I didn't know aout how useful the site could be , I just had to go for my assesment for PIP and am dreading the outcome , just had the letter saying they have all the info and will be in touh soon etc , I am sure they will refuse me and I will have to appeal and it is tying me in knots already , silly I know when it could be a month or more but stuff like this makes me fret so much and over think even when I try not to let it , so I am so pleased to find all the useful advice in the forum, it has helped a little and now knowing I will have all the people here to support and advise me makes it less daunting
    Just so sick of being made to feel like I am doing something wrong or am trying to claim what I am not entitled to , lol why I am explaining when you all have faced this or worse but i think finding people that know its almost a release to spill it out
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,148 Disability Gamechanger
    Benefits are the most stressful thing going, I was really lucky with PIP as they gave me a decision within 2 weeks, enhanced rate for both daily living and mobility. Sadly there is a majority of people get refused or don't receive what they should be entitled to. Hundreds, probably thousands or more members of the community have had to go through the appeal process. I know it's easier said than done but please try not to worry too much. You have come to the right place :) We will be with you every step of the way!
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  • SeawitchSeawitch Member Posts: 15 Connected
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Seawitch   Pleasure to meet you. Sorry what has happened as you are getting anxious towards thinking about your assessment.  The outcome.

    You need reassurance . That you are getting guilty about the whole thing. Made to feel not worthy and this is all upsetting.

    I understand all this having been through it all.

    Remember you need the help. Ask for it you have done nothing wrong.

    All I can is we as a community are here to give you support.

    Anything we can advise, want some one to listen. Always here as many of the community.

    We share and care.

    Anytime.

    Hope that helps . You have joined the community.  You are one of us as we hope to support every body who needs it.

    Take care

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  • SeawitchSeawitch Member Posts: 15 Connected
    Thank you Spiceman
  • SeawitchSeawitch Member Posts: 15 Connected
    well update on the assesment ...........i near died of shock they granted it to me ok its limited until 2021 but they granted it i actually dont mind having to go back in a few years
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,148 Disability Gamechanger
    That's fantastic! You must be so relieved! :)
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  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Seawitch, and a warm welcome to the community! It's great to have you here, and great news about your PIP outcome!
  • SeawitchSeawitch Member Posts: 15 Connected
    i still can't believe it and when i worked it out im going to be a little better off any more shocks like this and ................god knows what state i will be in
  • seasidemamaseasidemama Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Great news about your PIP outcome @Seawitch!
    something worth celebrating there 🎉
    its such a relief, isn’t it? I got turned down for PIP but just got ESA Support Group after applying 13 months ago. Hooray for every victory, little or large! 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Seawitch   Congratulations and best wishes on a positive outcome on your PIP.

    Pleasure to meet you

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