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Should I Go Through The Hassle Of....
Fourteen months ago I went through the P.I.P process.
I was awarded the benefit but at a reduced rate.
I appealed, through a M. R, but the award remained the same
I was told of someone who was awarded the same level of benefit as me. But this person appealed, went through the stress and anxiety of this appeal process and ultimately had to attend a tribunal.
This person attended, was armed with medical evidence, Doctor letters etc.
After seven months of the stress, the anxiety, this person was awarded full entitlement of P.I.P.
Was given backpay that amounted to a few thousand pounds.
One of the points I made in my application was that I have gout in my left foot/ankle. And it is getting worse, and because of the pain and frequency of the gout my mobility has got worse.
I also have pain in my one tendon at the top of my foot (twisted ankle pain is caused by this tendon)
I had to attend Physiotherapy for the second time in 12 months with this ankle. After several months of Physiotherapy it, the pain got easier.
Also with my mobility problems I have a spastic right leg, and wear a splint for walking.
My mobility has got worse in the last ten months. And the above person has advised to go through the same process as the one was given full entitlement.
And I am seriously considering going through this.
But I was going to handle this process myself, but was warned it is complex. And I need help and advice off C.A.B.
Oh I am not going to go through that lot again I replied. I was then politely rebuked by being told that this is what the Government wants people to think its too much hassle!
Has anyone else reading this had to go through the above process?
Was/is it as stressful as I have been told.
I am going to my local C.A.B. to ask for advice in a week.or two, to see what they think.
Thank you for any advice?