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Recently applied for Pip

Bubbles85Bubbles85 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi- had my face to face interview 2 weeks ago so just waiting to hear.

Heard so many horror stories I’m worried I won’t be granted it.

I have fibromyalgia- anxiety & depression is awful, I told the assessor I wouldn’t use public transport, wouldn’t drive somewhere I didn’t know alone. I’m on 7 medications. I also broke both feet and though they’re healed, they still have pain and swell. I have body pain all over too. 

I also have IBS. 

What are my chances? 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors. As no one here knows exactly how your conditions affect you then i'm afraid we can't tell you whether you'll successfully be awarded.

    If you live in the UK then you can ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report. When you receive it use the PIP descriptors online to compare the dots next to the activities/descriptors in the report. You'll still need to wait for the decision but you'll have some idea.

    Do remember that we only ever hear the bad stories on an internet forum. Lots of people successfully claim PIP without any problems at all.

    Once the decision's made if you disagree you'll have 1 month from that date to request the Mandatory Reconsideration.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Bubbles85Bubbles85 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you.

    i think I’ll be ok providing the assessor recorded down what I reported correctly 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Best of luck @Bubbles85. Please let us know how you get on. :)
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