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gillypoo
gillypoo Community member Posts: 10 Connected
I applied on 8th September  and had my assesment on the 2nd of February,  I phoned this morning and the lady on the phone said I've been awarded , the dm went with the reccomendations enhanced for daily living but only 4 points for mobility. 

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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Championing
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    Thats brilliant news @gillypoo - one less thing to worry about.
  • gillypoo
    gillypoo Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    Honestly it  feels like I've finally got the confirmation that I'm not pathetic and useless. for so long I've felt like all I have done for my family is take and take , zapped energy from everyone and gave nothing in return, it may seem silly but now I feel I can finally contribute. 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Championing
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    gillypoo said:
    Honestly it  feels like I've finally got the confirmation that I'm not pathetic and useless. for so long I've felt like all I have done for my family is take and take , zapped energy from everyone and gave nothing in return, it may seem silly but now I feel I can finally contribute. 
    Doesn't sound silly at all,  I have had to apply for PIP because i know i can not go back to work and i worry about putting more pressure on my hubby, he's self employed, drawing his state pension, but still working 2 or 3 days a week, bless him, he does it to try and make sure i'm not worrying about the bills, hope i've made sense.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Championing
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    I'm so pleased to hear you've been awarded @gillypoo that's great news :)

    I can understand about feeling silly, and have felt similarly at different times in my life. Sometimes in wider society, there is an overriding feeling that if you can't be useful or active or productive then you are useless, whether you are disabled or non disabled. That pressure can be very overwhelming, and no one should be made to feel lesser because of it.

    You are valid, and worthy, and entitled to go about life in the way that suits you. It's society's ableist attitude that needs changing. I hope now you can find some time to give back to yourself and celebrate your successful PIP award!

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