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Light at the end of the tunnel

CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
Sorry folks, not been around for a while. Early part of this year my oxygen needs increased and my cylinders were replaced by oxygen concentraters which suit me better. April 1st ( ha ha ) had a PIP interview over the phone due to the corona virus and a change in my circumstance. All seemed to go well and the HCP was very pleasant, even helpful. I was going to ask for a copy of the report but my wife ended up in hospital for 10 days with C -Diff ( which is a horrible thing ) Once she came home I was going to ring for a copy of the report but she then tripped over, breaking her humerous 9 Strange name for something that isn't at all funny ) Next I recieved a request for additional info from the DWP regarding my claim. Then yesterday I got a call from a DWP decision maker with some more questions. The very nice lady said that she had looked at my claim and disagreed with the HCP. After consulting with her manager they decided to award enhanced/enhanced for 10 years.
So no matter how you think your assessment goes, the DWP can and do use common sense when making a decision.

Hopefully I will be able to catch up with many of you soon but until then stay safe


Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste


  • serenity2serenity2 Member Posts: 206 Pioneering
    hi @CockneyRebel
    thanks for sharing this!
    I’m so sorry  to hear of the struggles with your wife and do hope she’s on the mend now...
    Congratulations on the success of the claim you made,it’s good to hear you have been listened to, and I wanted to wish you both well..
    take care !
    Best Wishes
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 868 Pioneering
    Morning just wanted to say sorry to hear everything you and your wife have been through, hopefully things will get better for yous, so happy for you that the DM used her common sense and awarded you Enhanced on both, take care of yourself and your wife 😊
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,476 Disability Gamechanger
    The community has missed you @CockneyRebel I'm very sorry to hear about your wife's health issues, wishing her a speedy recovery! Fantastic news regarding your PIP. Hopefully things continue to get better for you both :) 
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  • katho31katho31 Posts: 694 Member
    Best wishes @CockneyRebel, from what ive read you have  been sorely missed  :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Hello @CockneyRebel. It's great to see you around again. As Ami said, you've certainly been missed! How's your wife doing after the last few months? It sounds like she's had a really rough time of it.

    Great news about your PIP though and thank you for taking the time to share a positive result. :smile:
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,332 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @CockneyRebel Welcome back it is great to see lots of absent people returning to the community, you have all been misssed.

    You certainly seem to have had a few challenges to overcome, great news about your claim though and thanks for sharing your good news story with us
  • katho31katho31 Posts: 694 Member
    Hi @CockneyRebel, so pleased to hear about your claim, best wishes  :)
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,006 Disability Gamechanger
    @CockneyRebel getting you and @poppy123456 back in the same week. Excellent. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    @CockneyRebel great to see you're post, you have been missed! You have had a rough few months, hope your wife recovers soon. Great news on the PIP award, at least you can relax with that now.

    Best wishes to you and your wife! :)
    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.
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