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11 points on pip should i appeal
Hi looking for advice about pip decision bit of a long one so stay with me I have been giving 11 points so awarded standard daily rate and only 4 points for mobility I'm 32 I have rhunatoid arthritis I work 16 hours a week and to be honest I'm surprised I got anything at all they gave me two points for pretty much everything and only 1 point for help with medication my partner has to open all my bottles and packs and gives me my injections my ra is uncontrolled for 3 years I have it in my jaw my neck both shoulders both elbows wrists fingers one hip both knees can't bend at all both feet and ankles I can't get in or out my bath at all and can't dress my upper body but only got two points for each of these should I appeal I feel cause I work as a cleaner I sound stupid but my work has reduced my hours from 40 to 16 and hired in another cleaner to do all the work I can't do and given me the most simpilist of jobs but I still find it hard I'm on 22 pills a day just to do 3 hours work but I can't afford not to I have a ten year old son and bills to pay I told her at the assessment I don't bath at all as I got stuck one day for 3 hours and couldn't get out it's a council house so no shower my bf doesn't live with me so don't see him everyday and both my parents have passed away so no one to help me in or out I only earn minimum wage so you can gather what my income is and feel obliged to crawl in to work even when I can't hardly walk cause theyv been so helpful my ra has got worse over the last 3 weeks to the point if this is my life for the rest of my life I don't know how I can cope I agree in most part I can use a microwave I can walk for ten mins I can eat unaided but the washing bit astounds me and dressing at the face to face she seen I can't raise my hands or get them round my back I feel I'm lucky to have got the 11 points and agree I don't need the mobility but just one more point would give me more to get aids fitted in the bathroom and buy good shoes to help my feet and when I get so bad when I'm physically unable to move I can phone on sick nstead of crying in the toilet at work cause I'm in so much pain because I could afford to be off sick cause I would know I still have an income to provide for my son so would yous appeal or count your blessing there is people so much worse than me and iv worked since the day i left school I feel like I have no life with this now I just go to work then can't hardly move so can't enjoy stuff with my son I guess I feel cause I work I'm not entitled to anything but in reality if I didnt have to I could maybe actually have a some sort of a life the other thing is if you appeal do they stop the payments from starting
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