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Refused pip what can I do? Please help

mandylopez
mandylopez Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited December 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi my name is Mandy I applied for pip and got refused I have arthritis on both my feet and struggled every day what can I do please help 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,620 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,
    PIP isn't awarded based on any diagnosis. It's how those conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors. Have you got some expert advice to check that you can score enough of points needed for an award? If you haven't then you should do this. Then if you qualify and the decision to refuse you was within the past 13 months then your next step is to request the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR)
    For advice start here. https://advicelocal.uk/


  • mandylopez
    mandylopez Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you I filled the paperwork out some days are better then other days so I maybe was to honestly with my answers I think I need help I am in a lot of pain most days my big toes can’t bend at all because of operation don’t know who can help
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,620 Disability Gamechanger
    Use the link i posted above, put your postcode in and choose the topic "welfare benefits" it will tell you what advice agnecy is local to you.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,269 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you I filled the paperwork out some days are better then other days so I maybe was to honestly with my answers I think I need help I am in a lot of pain most days my big toes can’t bend at all because of operation don’t know who can help
    You can’t be “too honest” with benefits. PIP is about what you can reliably do. There is this stupid myth that some conditions are variable whereas all conditions are variable. If you don’t talk about the variability your claim instantly loses credibility. 

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