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frogspawn12 Member Posts: 14 Listener
edited February 10 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I am so annoyed over 2.4 years ago my partner who suffers from various illnesses had her claim rejected  a mandotary decision was made and told by the healthcare person that in 2 years time 
She would feel that  should re apply as it is noticible she is getting worse  but even adding on some points she saw no claim at the face to face it seemed she never saw the right person as well so strange the things said but thought tribunal will be best  now two years gone by I could of put normal app in again  now it's 2 years  4 months to go over the past    because they asked my partner when do you see your kids who live with dad who looks after the kids so how do they eat I sent in one hundred pages  yes I did  some medical some Triyng explain my symptoms as they definitely was not one bit of emphaphy   how my condition  they effect me my partner I suffer from fibro condition fogginess pain then I am like an old woman of 80   my lungs worse in pain I have been told I am border line COPD  I have so many inhalers tablets , scarred lungs  also I have neck disc problem an it is all to much I have good support friends family i written 2 paragraphs one day a sentence the next some times nothing but I had 700 days  it was painfull I had help  they were intrusive as far as judge said the questioning is prying and after hour and half he said it must stop these two woman were constant  now I am starting again is there a point to carry on 


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    Scope community team

    Hello @frogspawn12 - how are you today? 

    I'm sorry your partner had such a tough time applying for PIP the first time around.  It can be a full on process and I'm not surprised it's made you hesitant to try again.  

    For more information on how to apply for PIP/fill in the claim form, please visit Scope's Completing your PIP claim form webpage.  Whilst, it's especially important to give real life examples of how your partners impairment impacts her ability to carry out the daily living/mobility activity descriptors she will be scored against, as outlined on this Citizens Advice webpage.

    To get free independent advice with your new claim, you can also visit Advicelocal.  if you input your postcode and select 'Welfare benefits' from the drop down list it will provide you with a list of organisations close to where you live.

    If your partner's impairments impact the activity descriptors mentioned above, there is definitely a point with carrying on but do make use of the free specialist welfare support out there if you need it :)

    Please let us know if you have any more questions.  Good luck!
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