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Pip awarded

oldbanger
oldbanger Member Posts: 5 Connected
Hi 

I got the dreaded letter that DLA was ending and that I needed to apply for PIP in May, filled in the forms and sent them off, then I did the pip test online which came back as standard daily living and standard mobility.
I started to worry as this meant the car would have to go back (I don’t drive anymore but I have my daughters on the Motability car as they take me everywhere)

I suppose I am not the only one who has then gone online and seen all the horror stories of people loosing their entire awards and having to go to tribunal.

I lost my appetite, couldn’t sleep, was in constant pain and my stress levels went through the roof and this was even before I had the assessment.

In July I had a home assessment, the OT who was assessing me seemed nice, she took time to ask all her questions and patiently waiting for my replies, she kept asking further questions to my answers, which at the time I didn’t understand why, just thought she was trying to trick me.
She asked about All my aids and adaptations I had and typed each one, she was extremely interested in the ones recommended by my OT (my wet room, downstairs bedroom, wheelchair etc)

I finally received the brown envelope yesterday,  sat there for about 20 minutes just looking at it before opening it.

I now understand why she was further questioning me, she was actually trying to help me.

I have been awarded enhanced daily living and enhanced mobility for 3 years and just wanted to let you all know that not all assessors are bad, some actually want to help us.







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