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Outcome of my PIP appeal

PJ45PJ45 Member Posts: 7 Listener
Having just gone through 7 months of hell waiting for an appeal I attended mine at the high court yesterday in London before a panel of three women (I judge, 1 doctor and 1 disability specialist) my appeal was allowed in part. I am grateful for this it's something. 

Conditions
Generalised anxiety disorder 
Depressive disorder
Osteoporosis
Osteoarthritis
Bile dumping Syndrome

I was on high rate DLA both component s indefinitely and was denied PIP. I scored 4 on mobility and 5 on daily living . The panel have me 12/12 for one prescriptor and therefore got awarded the enhanced disability for 3 years. But they agreed with the daily living score of 5 so am not entitled to the daily living element.

I have been through hell and sone very dark places in the last 7 months. My heart goes out to all of you going through this. I do not usually share my details with people but want to urge you all to fight and appeal. These three are far more qualified on the panel and very nice and empathetic compared to the DWP staff.

I am absolutely exhausted physically and mentally but its an inprovement.

Best wishes and good luck to you all that do find the strength to appeal and wait.

Replies

  • pixie61pixie61 Member Posts: 67 Courageous
    Well done on getting the award. I too am going to go to tribunal. Was on DLA enhanced rate on both for 11 years. Pip assessment was awful, report full of lies. Denied mobility & standard on care. MR done & now been awarded enhanced for care & standard for mobility. Still not happy, still not in my opinion reading my statement of reasons as to why I should be awarded enhanced on mobility. So tribunal it is then. Horrible what we have to go through, but I’m not letting them put me down. Just wish I could do something to put this awful system right for all of us. As if life isn’t a struggle enough, without having to justify why we deserve financial help to be able to live a life with help & support! X
  • PJ45PJ45 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Yep totally agree we are all in this together . Hope you get justice your seeking .best wishes 
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