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A positive story

littlelaydee Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited September 17 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi guys I’m new here and wanted to share my story!

So I applied for pip back in March for my eating disorder and other mental health condition. 

I was filled with dread and anxiety while waiting for my assessment. Five months later at the beginning of August I had my assessment. 

I was panicky, palms were sweaty and I had my mum with me in case I messed up. 

The assessor was nice and I thought that went well. One week later and I asked for the report and my gosh I was in shock. I scored 0 points!! I cried I was upset as I thought that the decision maker would agree with the assessor. 

I sent in further evidence including which included a letter detailing where I should have scored points and the outcome of my assessment  for my eating disorder and treatment plan. 

This was sent on the 3rd September. I anxiously called asking for an update. I decided to leave it as I was being told the same thing. I called today and was told that a decision had been made yesterday. I was so nervous when the lady asked me if I wanted to know the outcome I was like ‘no’ then ‘yes’ then I was like just tell me and she said ‘you’ve been awarded enhanced rate for daily living! 

I cried tears of joy as I went from scoring 0 points overall to the decision maker going against the report  I’ve never been happy! After reading this forum for so long I finally got the help I needed. 

It does happen guys things can turn from a negative to a positive. 



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