PIP appeal refused after tribunal, what can I do now?
Hi, I applied for PIP in February 2018, was given 0 points at the assessment. I have severe mental health issues, was diagnosed with stage 2 renal cancer, been operated on this year to remove the tumour, still in recovery process. Been diagnosed yesterday with a high vitamin D deficiency. Got gastroenteritis. When I applied for PIP last year it was only for the mental health issues as I didn't know about the other illnesses at that time. I appealed the decision and have attended a tribunal on 28/08/19. After such a long wait, hadn't been sleeping, really stressing out, constant panic attacks and anxiety. Debts piled up with family and friends, bills in arrears. At the tribunal was only asked questions about my health what I can and cannot do. I live on my own, I have to do what I can myself, no family at all close by, friends are busy with there own lifes I don't trouble them. I mostly stay at home don't go out unless I need to for appointments etc. At the tribunal they didn't ask if I wanted to add anything I wanted to say. Once the questions had been completed, the judge said right I think that's it. Thank you very much for answering all our questions, you will get a letter in post. I knew something wasn't right. But I thanked them and headed home. Today I have received a letter and they have REFUSED my appeal with 0 points for daily living and mobility. I don't know what to do now or how I go around appealing to a higher tribunal or should I reapply for PIP. All medical evidence was provided but I have never been sectioned under the mental health act. I take medication daily. They only based the appeal on my mental health not my other illnesses. Please help me as to do what to do as I am in a state where I just want everything to end.