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I won at PIP tribunal!

KarmaMarKarmaMar Member - under moderation Posts: 73 Courageous

Hi all, as I do not have a GP or any kind of recent medical history, not even a Specialist or support worker, many people, including a CAB advisor, believed that I would not qualify for PIP.

This morning at the tribunal I won, with a combination of physical health (high blood sugars diabetes) and mental health (stress, isolation, mistrust in everyone).

it has taken a VERY long time to get to this stage and most of it on my own.

One of the first things I did was go to the local CAB and advise them of the results and how important I believe this decision to be for any future advisors.


All the best, KM

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi
     Well done and thanks for a positive post.
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    Well done! I worry about the lack of evidence and the fact I'm not on meds as well. I do have a GP but I don't particularly trust them, thanks for sharing :)
  • twonkertwonker Member - under moderation Posts: 617 Pioneering
    KarmaMar said:

    Hi all, as I do not have a GP or any kind of recent medical history, not even a Specialist or support worker, many people, including a CAB advisor, believed that I would not qualify for PIP.

    This morning at the tribunal I won, with a combination of physical health (high blood sugars diabetes) and mental health (stress, isolation, mistrust in everyone).

    it has taken a VERY long time to get to this stage and most of it on my own.

    One of the first things I did was go to the local CAB and advise them of the results and how important I believe this decision to be for any future advisors.


    All the best, KM

    Well done. One thing though I see that you claimed impact due to high blood sugars. I am so surprised that the Tribunal accepted that as a disability. Yes the associated problems caused by long term high blood sugars could be said to be a disability but not the sugar levels by themselves.

    I too am a Type 1 diabetic and have an erratic blood sugar level. At worst it reaches the early 30's and can drop to below 3 in a period of 24 hours. I have had this uncontrollable issue for the past 9 years and never believed it to be any type of disability.
     To me it is 'normal' 
  • madquasimodomadquasimodo Member Posts: 130 Courageous
    Well done on your result, I have had no luck with similar issues but its good to see a success, I did recently get a letter from the DWP as they had to re-assess some claims due to a court case they lost, even though I had evidence they did not change the award.
    Well done its nice to see a good result. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @KarmaMar Thank you for sharing.

    Congratulations.

    Well done.

    Please take care.

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