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Hi, my name is Jason1! I didn't get PIP. I've appealed, but am not hopeful. Any guidance?
My name is Jason, and I have various health issues. I have arthritis, a fused bone in my ankle, a fused bone in my left arm, bad fingers/toes, swollen knees, arthritis, anxiety and depression.
I applied for PIP, as you may have guessed I did not get it, even though I did everything asked, and more. I enclosed pictures, my medical records, and even sent a memory stick with a video of my limits!!!
The reason, well you have to laugh, I have not had an operation, I only take Ibroprofen/paracetamols, I can drive, (even though I have not for ages), and I can cope with the pain!!! My anxiety and depression I can cope with!!! I mean, what?!?
I have started the appeal process and really exaggerated everything, but I expect, it will fail, and I will have to appeal over and over again! The annoying thing is, that she changed the answers in the original one too...I have made a complaint about her.
Can you please give me some guidance or help please, as my anxiety, depression and health has been so poor because of the decision. The CAB have been useless. I am even thinking of paying someone to help me if the appeal fails....
I am out of work, and suspect that me going to work for many years, (the ankle injury was in 1992/93), and crying with pain each day has gone against me too.
I really hope to hear from you soon.
Jason (Removed, full name)