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I was refused PIP, has anybody else had the same outcome?

xxxLISAxxx
xxxLISAxxx Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello my name is Lisa I am 53 and have Parkinson's.  I was refused PIP was wondering if anyone else had same outcome?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,619 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    Yes, we have lots of members exactly the same, which is normal on any internet forum because you mostly only read the bad stories. Those that are successful, have no questions so we don't hear their story.
    PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors.
    Are you challenging the decision? You can do this by first requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR)
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,317 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions 
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,085 Pioneering
    Hi @xxxLISAxxx I hope you enjoy being part of the Community and find the answers you want. If you have any questions please ask.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,742

    Scope community team

    Hello @xxxLISAxxx

    Welcome to the community, I hope you are well.

    Sorry to hear that you have been refused PIP, we do have many members on the community who have experienced that before so you certainly are not alone. 

    Have you carried out a mandatory reconsideration?
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  • sprolliemum_1
    sprolliemum_1 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi Lisa, I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis,  I have applied for pip twice and been turned down twice. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,619 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Lisa, I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis,  I have applied for pip twice and been turned down twice. 

    Hi,
    Did you challenge those decisions? To constantly reapply using the same evidence you previously used will likely see a constant refusal.
    PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis, it's how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors.

  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 764

    Scope community team

    Hi @xxxLISAxxx and @sprolliemum_1 and welcome to the forum, I hope you can find some useful advice and support here. I'm very sorry to hear you've both been refused PIP.

    It's an incredibly disheartening and stressful thing to go through, so make sure you take the time to look after yourselves and if you can, check in with loved ones or someone you can go to for emotional support.

    When you feel ready to make your case again, I can recommend a few places which can help with challenging PIP refusals, the Turn2Us website, Citizens Advice, and Advicelocal who can help you locally. And of course, there's all the advice from our members as well.

    If either you need anything further, don't hesitate to ask :)
    Alex
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