Hi, my name is Andywheels56!
Hello everyone. Been a browser for quite some time but I need a bit of advice. To cut a long story short I've been very fortunate and never had to claim for anything in my life. However, in April last year I suddenly developed ringing and loss of hearing in my right ear. Went to doc's who sent me to ENT, had audiology test and an MRI scan done. Then went back for another audiology test and was told I needed a hearing aid. Had 2 hospital appointments for hearing aid fitting and a tinnitus meeting on how to cope with the condition. Had to retire from lorry driving because it was pergutory on my hearing. Anyway's, I started the pip journey and just winged it as best I could and scored 0 points. Put in for MR and then forgot to send in supporting evidence and got a letter back saying same result, 0 points. Have since phoned dwp up and they have said send any evidence you have to us before the 4 weeks is up. Should I also start the appeal process as well before they have taken the extra evidence onboard. Any advice gratefully received,Thanks.