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Been turned down for PIP - feeling hopeless

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ragamuffin10
ragamuffin10 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi feeling hopeless just been turned down for pip then I saw this page and thought there is safety in numbers !

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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @ragamuffin10 and welcome

    Can you tell us a little more and we will do our best to help
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • ragamuffin10
    ragamuffin10 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi I'm 63 and suffer from fibromialga,epileps,emphaceamia, and now been struck down with arthritis,in my back and hips this is the first time I've applied for any extra help I've tried to manage on my esa, the assesment was in Jan.they have now told me I don't qualify I can't go anywhere without a taxi I can't stand at bus stops I can't walk up hills I wasn't asked to do that in front of anyone but was told in the letter that I wasn't breathless I was sat down I wasn't walking how can they judge me without seeing?
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you asked for a mandatory reconsideration ?
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,379 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @ragamuffin10   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry what has happened.  I am one of the team of community champions who guide, advise and help new members who join the forum.

    Have you considered a mandatory reconsideration as my friend @CockneyRebel has advised.

    Have a look at our website for further information and advice.

    Also consider speaking to CAB for additional support and guidance.

    Please take care.

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @ragamuffin10 welcome to the community! Sorry to hear what has happened, if you are considering applying for a mandatory reconsideration then you can read the steps you need to take here.
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