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PIP tribunal

Southgate63Southgate63 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited December 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi, I had injured my spine, had spine cord channel decompression, disectomy. I had a job. Advised get PIP. I applied. Now the tribunarel. Began 17 07 19. I have DDIC helping me. Now told court will take up to a year or more. I since have paraesthesia and arthritis now. Lumps, swellings on my body.
All over. On tramadol amitriptylin doxepin, atopic excema. All this last few years. I am 63. Assessesor horrid. Now PIP say. I am not on pain medication, or ongoing consultations Dr Casha sees me yearly. More if need. He put me on Spinal Injuries  Register.  And advised I take tramadol. I am always in pain. I did army and firebrigade, carer 30 years. Plus I got COPD 3 years now. inhaler lungs. Stairs, hills struggle. 2nd floor flat. No good now. Trying for bungalow. Orbit tenant. So maths is court etc. in 2021
ish. It's all terrible. The govern mentioned must change Atos IT Consultant's. I have no family PIP bloke said most folk give up post 1st PIP refusal. Most are denied. my tendons are retracting. Bent fingers. 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Southgate63   pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear what you have been through.

    I am one of the team of community champions.

    We guide, advise, help members of our community.

    Please can I say also any support you have if this not working or you need to contact others. Please do you have that right.

    Not happy to hear your advisors on benefits the PIP you applied for is not being a lot of reassurance and giving you confidence.

    Please can I thank you for your service to this country.

    As part of my role I offer compassion, empathy and sensitivity.

    Please the following may be of use to you.

    Some are charities some are welfare organisations, some are related to your conditions.

    https://www.spinal.co.uk.

    Helpline 0800 980 0501

    Spinal injuries association useful, informative.

    https://www.ageuk.org.uk.

    Helpline 0800 055 6112

    Help any one with lots of support, including benefit advisors.

    Services for those 60 plus .

    https: //www.arthritisaction.org.uk.

    Helpline 020 3781 7120

    Added the following often helpful in a crisis and some are and do offer a number of services including housing, welfare.

    https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk.

    Helpline 020 7367 4500

    https://www.redcross.org.uk.

    https://www.turn2us.org.uk.

    Last one another benefit welfare advisors.

    Please if I can give you my housing association.

    https://www.homegroup.org.uk.

    Offers supported, assisted living to our members of our community.  Offer support workers and anything to help.

    Please can I ask did you ever contact the Fire Brigades Union or The Armed Services Association or British Legion about your circumstances.?

    Mentioned in the Army and Fire Brigade.

    Please if I can help with anything please get in touch .

    Happy to help.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,037 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Southgate63 - Welcome to this very supportive community. I am very sorry to read about all you have gone through, & hope my friend thespiceman has given you some reassurance in that there are organizations that should be able to help you.
    Sadly the waiting lists for tribunals is indeed a long one, but this gives you time to look into where you should have gained points, stating why, with local advice. The best chance of success is to appear in person, with a success rate of your appeal being over 70% if you also have representation. It is also a good idea to let go of any errors that were mentioned in your PIP report, & concentrate on your future tribunal instead, if you could try.
    If you have any more questions, please get back in touch at any time.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Southgate63 and a very warm welcome to the community, how are you today?

    If you have anymore questions then please do let us know. We know how hard the process can be!
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  • Southgate63Southgate63 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi,  the tribunarall PIP from 08/2019 1st try, now 2021, blimey eh. And now rhuematism. Fast spleading.  3 years, got COPD, atopic excema,  smashed my spine. Meds ++++. 13/01/20, blood test,  see what type arthritis. My parasthesia makes me a tad unsteady. PIP do not know I have arthritis yet. DDIC represent me.
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