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Pip update

cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
I wasn’t sure whether to say any thing or not because I felt kind of guilty that a few people on here were not successful with pip so I didn’t want to seem like I was bragging but it might help some people to hear a positive story . I called the pip line today to ask when my report was comming to my shock they told me I had been awarded pip for higher rate daily living and lower mobility I was so shocked I actually went into a panic . 

There was a few posts on here about mental health and pip . I suffer with ocd , anxiety and ptsd psychosis . I  was nearly killed by my exe partner and was in a abusive relationship with that same person when I was in my early and mid 20s I’m in my 30s now . The after affects of his abusive didn’t set in and until a couple of years after leaving the situation . I didn’t deal with my demon so to speak it got worst and worst over the years it’s taken over my life and I was starting  to feel like a victim well today after hearing I got my pip made me feel like a survivor it’s really given me some independence Back  . I’m not sure how long it was for forgot to ask but will get the letter soon .

im really happy but also feel bad for others who haven’t got there’s first time . I hope no one thinks I’m bragging I just wanted to share with you all . I really am grateful to you all for making me feel so welcome . 

And just want to say that if there’s any one on here who is suffering with a mental illness don’t let that put you off from claiming pip it put me off and look what happened I was awarded it .  Thank you to every one for your support 
you have all made me feel like I’m not alone .

xx

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,059 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    Thanks for sharing your news! that's fantastic and i'm really happy for you. It's lovely to have a possitive story instead of the usual bad ones.

    I hope that you'll now finally able to relax just a little and maybe go and treat yourself to something nice with your backdated money when it arrives in your bank.

    Just wanted to add also that you shouldn't feel guilty for being awarded a disability benefit successfully first time. You'll be added to all the other successful awards :)
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  • laurapeachlaurapeach Member Posts: 68 Courageous
    @cupcake88 that's absolutely fantastic! Honestly I'm so happy for you :) we need the good stories too! Enjoy spending your backpay  :)
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  • CressCress Member Posts: 321 Pioneering
    Brilliant news! @cupcake88

    Hearing the positive stories really helps a lot.
    I recently applied on mental health grounds and it's good to hear you got the award you deserved and encourages others like me to keep hoping and to not give up!

    Best wishes for the future  :)
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    Thank you so much will
    keep you All updated On how long I get it for ? 

    If I feel better next year I have More good days and wish to return to work part time do I have to let them know ? I can’t see my self being able to for a long time I have these days where I feel like oh maybe I can go to work then I can’t leave front door and it wastes people’s time . I can’t explain how much this will change my life I can contribute to this house hold and feel more independent can concentrate on getting better . I was up all night scared to sleep so I feel so much relaxed . 

    I hope they i will feel better next year I wish my mental health nurse can wave a magic wand and I’ll be better . I get my back pay in a few days can I ask does it usually go in and mid night and when Willy August pip go in will that be in with my pip or will I get that at the end of August how does that work ? I’m so scarred some thing will go wrong can they cancel the pip or change the amount one the decision has been made ? 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    @cress keep going I couldn’t of done this with out you all @poppy123456 especially you your knowledge on pip is amazing I’m so so greatful and to every one , I just really hope I get better one day and be like how I was not scared of my shadow . 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    @poppy123456 is there a chance your pip can be stoped at any time ? Or is that rare do they usually pay on time ? 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    Also when do they usually do a review like a few months before it’s up ? Hopefully I don’t have to worry bout it for another year or so but then agaIn I always worry but I do feel bit better , 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,059 Disability Gamechanger
    People do claim PIP and work without any problems at all. It's not means tested as you know. If you start back working, you don't need to ring them to tell them but if the work you do contradicts the reasons you're claiming it then it could go against you when you're reviewed.

    Stop your PIP? for what reason? Nope, that's not likely to happen. I've been claiming it since 2013 and they've never missed a payment. It's paid every 4 weeks on a Wednesday for me.

    Thank you for your kind words, they really do mean a lot. I'm glad there are some who appreciate my advice here. :)

    Please try to relax more now, if you possibly can. You should receive your backdated money between 3-5 working days after the decision was made. The award letter usually arrives after the money has gone into your bank.
    Community champion and 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.
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    I’m still panicking ha I do feel better . I’m a long way off working so it’s all good .  That’s reassuring to know. 

    I’ll let you all know when the money goes in and how long it’s for . 

    I’m hoping that when I have done my trauma therapy I might start to feel better but my  nurse said I’m not ready bout that  till end of next year . 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,014 Disability Gamechanger
    Always always helps to hear positive outcomes. You would never know it from mist Internet forums but you are in the majority.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    That is brilliant news @cupcake88 and I am glad you shared it! It's nice to hear a positive outcome.  I hope the extra money will help you with additional costs you face because of the PTSD.  I'm sure it will be a big relief and it gives our other members hope.

    In the meantime, like @poppy123456 said, try not to fret! Relax and look to the future.  I hope the trauma therapy gets you to an emotionally better place :)
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,060 Disability Gamechanger
    Brilliant news @cupcake88 Instead of worrying think about all the things you will now be able to do now you have a small income.

    You get the review forms around 6 months before your award is due to end so no need to panic yet just enjoy the award and that is was awarded first tie without need to appeal 
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 527 Pioneering
    @cupcake88 very pleased to hear this. 


  • rsxrsx Member Posts: 52 Connected
    That's amazing, so happy for you .
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't know how I've missed your post until now @cupcake88 - just to say I'm absolutely delighted. Sharing your good news helps others as well as yourself. Congratulations & well-deserved. :):):)
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    Thank you so much every one . I feel very lucky I don’t have to appeal . I still haven’t recieved my letter yet so I don’t know how long it’s for . 
    Hopefully I’ll get it soon the money in my account I’m very excited for the back pay . I’m going to buy some arts and crafts to distract me when I feel really poorly .

    i can’t believe what I heard I’m still expecting them to change there minds . I do feel guilty for the others who are having to appeal . 

    It’s so nice to hear all your kind words cx
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Congratulations @cupcake88! Hopefully you'll get your letter soon, and that that'll put your mind at rest. 

    Buying arts and crafts supplies is a great idea. What kind of activities do you like to do? 

    You shouldn't feel guilty, this is what you deserve :)
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,987 Disability Gamechanger
    Really pleased for you @cupcake88 :)
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  • pinkrosepinkrose Member Posts: 22 Connected
    fantastic news @cupcake88 so pleased for you and it really helps to hear of the positive outcomes.
    thanks for letting us know . x
  • Debbie1234Debbie1234 Member Posts: 82 Courageous
    Hello there 😀
    I am ever so delighted for you, many congratulations.... You just concentrate on getting yourself better and at least the pip you receive will help alleviate the financial stress a little 😊
    If you don't mind me saying your experience is very similar to mine. I am appealing at the moment too. I suffer ptsd along with other mental health issues. A top psychiatrist once called me " a damaged  woman for life "
    My ex partner tried to kill me (almost did) 😢 also assaulted me the worst way  a woman can be....
    reading your experience really does help others like yourself that struggle and finally get a little bit of good news and hope for the future.
    the therapy you will be having is it EMDR by any chance? In trauma victims I know there is a very high success rate if you see it through 😁
    unfortunately I only made it through the 8 months and not the 13 months.....
    I send you all the best wishes in the world sweetie on the road to your recovery and wellness 💓
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,680 Disability Gamechanger
    Super happy for you @cupcake88! :)
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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    @janer1967 hi thanks so much janer and thank you for all your advice can’t thank you enough , @Tori_Scope thanks so much for your kind words , @Ami2301 thank you so much 

    @chiarieds @mikehughescq
    @rsx @Cher_Scope @Cressida thank you so much your support and advice means the world to me .

    sorry if I left any one out thanks so much to you all Xx 

    @Debbie1234 hi Debbie thanks for your comment . No mental health professional should be calling you damaged for life . My mental health team always say I won’t be like this my whole life I have little hope . But I think that’s rude for them to tell you that . Your not a damaged women your a strong amazing women who’s been threw hell and yet still here surviving . 

    No it’s trauma therapy they want me to do which is going to be bit traumatic for me . 

    I’m sorry the therapy did not work for you . Maybe it will one day but your not damaged just not well . All tho our memories can’t be erased hopefully we can learn to cope with it . 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    @pinkrose hi pink rose yeh I wasn’t sure to post it but I wanted to let you all know and thank every one for there support still haven’t got my letter yet lol so I don know when my money will go in . 

    @rsx how long did it take for your money to go in. ? 
  • rsxrsx Member Posts: 52 Connected
    edited August 2020
    @cupcake88 I haven't had my decision letter yet, thought it might come today but it didnt , but I received my back pay today.
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    Hiya every one today I received my back pay I still haven't got my report yet ha ha or my pip award letter . By any ones experience does that mean my payment will be this date every month ?  
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,059 Disability Gamechanger
    That's good news. No, it doesn't because it's not paid monthly, it's paid every 4 weeks. You should receive the decision letter sometime next week, as it's not unusual to have the money before the letter.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,060 Disability Gamechanger
    Great you got your money through that has been quick from your assessment to being paid 

    Looks like some retail therapy is in order 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    Oh right so do you usually get a list of dates or will it be 4 weeks from today ? 

    @janer1967 yeh it was rather quick I’m so greatful I don’t go shopping lol I might order online I should treat my self . 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,060 Disability Gamechanger
    The date of payment is hard to predict you will have to wait for the letter 

    I meant online shopping 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,059 Disability Gamechanger
    cupcake88 said:
    Oh right so do you usually get a list of dates or will it be 4 weeks from today ? 


    No you don't get a list of dates. Your award letter will explain when it's paid from and when your payment day is and it's paid every 4 weeks.

    For example mine is every 4 weeks on a Wednesday and my last one was Wed 12th August, my next one will be Wed 9th Sept. My daughters last one was Tues 6th August and her next one will be Tues 3rd Sept.

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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    Thanks so much ladies xx and yeh I will treat my self I haven’t in a long time . Xx 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    Hi every one I did some online shopping I got a thank you nhs charm and a house charm seen as I rarely leave my house ha . It’s just some thing to mark this stage in my life . 


  • river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
    Aww well done @cupcake88 I am really pleased for you.. I got my decision letter in the post yesterday and I was scored more than I assumed by looking at my report. I scored 6 but still obviously isn’t enough for an award. I have sent of my MR now with medical evidence and also other evidence of myself and my mum that we have writen. Taking it to the next step now and will just see how I go from there.. 
    @Debbie1234 Hi Debbie are you appealing or doing the MR so far? I’m not yet at the appealing I’ve just sent of my MR yesterday and hoping they receive all my information next week.. 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    Just a update every one my pip is for 2 years . 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,694 Scope community team
    That's great news @cupcake88! Really pleased for you. :)
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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    @poppy123456 hi I just got my report threw today . And it says on her report she recommends a review in a year but on my actual letter it says I have it till June 2022 Does that mean they will review me in a year or will it be 6 months before 2022 am I guaranteed my money till till June  2022 ? I also got one says that the money went up in April 2020 will I be back paid for that  ? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,059 Disability Gamechanger
    Reviews take place about 6 months before the award is due to end. Your backdated money should have included the benefits increase that was in April.
    Community champion and 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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