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Epilepsy and PIP
Hi, I was hoping for some advice. I have epilepsy and have had uncontrolled seizures for the past 15yrs. I was receiving DLA at the lowest level, and when I applied for PIP in 2016 I received no points. I appealed the decision but it was unchanged. I didn't take it to tribunal as I had no confidence it would be changed. My seizures vary in severity from short periods of confusion to blackouts and usually occur a couple of times a month in clusters over the course of a day with no warning. Due to this I do not cook, iron or bathe without supervision of a family member (I have burnt my hand with an iron, and boiling water while having seizures). I do work and travel on public transport alone as there is no other option, but I do not feel safe as I have had seizures on buses, trains and while walking which would have resulted in injury if it hadn't been for the help of strangers. The seizures and medication have also caused problems with my long term memory and tiredness. I have recently been considering applying for PIP again, but is there any chance I would have a successful claim? I do not really want to go through the stress of the process, as stress can aggravate my seizures, if there is little hope of success. Help!