Second face to face after a mandatory reconsideration
Hi everyone. I suppose I'm looking to see if anyone has been in the same situation. I took a stroke in march and have had mobility problems & cognitive impairment as well as chronic pain and fatigue. I applied for PIP and was 1 point off getting daily living and mobility so I appealed it as I the assessors report on the day of my first face to face was filled with lies. They asked for more evidence and my GP done me a really great and honest report to send off to then which I felt would back me up. The report included a new diagnoses of fibromyalgia. On my original claim and face to face I mentioned about my mobility issues and chronic pain (which at the time was the fibromyalgia although I hadn't been diagnosed). The decision maker then rang me and said that because I have a new diagnosis they are wanting to do another face to face because "circumstances have changed". I'm no better or worse since the first f2f so I don't think things have changed just because I've been given a formal diagnosis. anyways the 2nd face to face is next week and I'm wondering if anyone has had 2 face to faces which a positive outcome? If successful will I get my claim backdated to the original date I started my claim?