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PrettyseasiderPrettyseasider Member Posts: 9 Connected
 I suffer with osteoarthritis lumber spine disdegeration 7parts califation tendonits of left shoulder and spondylitis in neck osteoarthritis fingers and both knees , i look after my 18 year old daughter has Aspergers I take he to groups and support her when she has melt downs , my other two Daughters help too , I work partime as a dinner lady in kitchen wash post water good for fingers and keeps me busy , I applied for pip before doing my job but was refused due to me doing my stretches in the garden , I don't want to give my job up but it's getting cold and I'm get more pain in winter so need heating on was hoping help with bills and electric bed because I can't sleep flat been on sofa for years 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    For your heating, the only thing that maybe available to you is the warm home discount but this will depend on household income. It's £140 a year not all energy suppliers do this but most do, it also depends on the criteria of each individual energy supplier. See link. https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme

    You can self refer yourself also for a needs assessment from your local council. An Occupational Therapist will visit your home to see what help, if any they can give you. An assessment is needed for this. They will help with aids etc around your home to make your life a little easier. I'm unsure about any help with an electric bed though.

    With the PIP refusal, did you ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration then Tribunal if that failed? When was the decision made on your claim?

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Hi,
    With the PIP refusal, did you ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration then Tribunal if that failed? When was the decision made on your claim?

    Quite possible in this case by reading between the lines that the claimant did not proceed to appeal. Like many without support, knowledge or understanding see a Tribunal hearing as something that terrifies them.
    We will see.

  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Prettyseasider and a warm welcome to the community!

    You've had some good advice above, do let us know if we can offer any guidance with appealing your PIP decision. We'll be happy to help!
  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    As well as the warm home discount there is also 
    Winter fuel payment  and 
    You may get pension credit.
    You need a benefit check.
    Your library and cab will help you with a check
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I highly doubt that any of those benefits will apply here.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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