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chrisssy
chrisssy Community member Posts: 94 Courageous
edited May 2022 in Start here and say hello!
Hello everybody

just wanted to give you an update regarding my PIP application

so I replied back last year 2021 October it’s been nearly 8 months now I gave basically no evidence whatsoever just my GP record and a letter from a family friend I did not send thousands of evidence so it just goes to show you don’t need to send loads of evidence and doctors GP letters or physiotherapy letters 



from when I first applied

is my first time applying for personal independent payment

and I’m pleased to announce I’ve been awarded on both parts daily living and mobility

It’s been very stressful if I was to give anyone advise I would say DWP or working their way through backlogs

i’ve also received my backdated money which I’m absolutely over the moon with it will definitely help me financially

i’d also like to give a massive thank you for all the advice and support to everyone who has message me regarding my recent threats


it’s been a long way it’s very worth it in the end also would like to add anybody going through the process especially their assessment

it’s basically just tell the truth and how your condition affects you on a daily basis

just be honest and open
 
My anxiety feels 10 times better now I’m so glad the whole procedure has come to an end

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm glad that you've received an award @Chrissey, as you say hopefully now it has put your mind at ease and you can move on from this experience.

    Regarding what you said below, can I ask what you mean by threats? I'm not sure if you meant to write threads, so just wanted to check what you meant here:

    ’Id also like to give a massive thank you for all the advice and support to everyone who has message me regarding my recent threats
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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Morning @chrisssy Thanks for sharing this great news - so nice to hear, and yes i agree with you about being honest with how things affect your life.
  • chrisssy
    chrisssy Community member Posts: 94 Courageous
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    @Ross_Scope thanks you for you reply yeah I meant to say threads sorry about that 😄
  • chrisssy
    chrisssy Community member Posts: 94 Courageous
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    @Teddybear12 thank you for your message 

    yes I am hoping it will encourage others to keep going and hopefully there’s a light at the end of the tunnel
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's lovely news, well done @chrisssy :) And no problem about the typo- we've all done it!
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  • chrisssy
    chrisssy Community member Posts: 94 Courageous
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    @poppy123456 thank you so much for your wonderful advice you’ve been ever so supportive😌

    @Tori_Scope thank you so much I’m over the moon with my success I wish everyone the best of luck with their personal Independence claim 

    Thank you so much of an understanding as I have mentioned before I do suffer from dyslexia

    I would like to give a massive thank you too
  • Jo_2022
    Jo_2022 Community Volunteer Host Posts: 298 Pioneering
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    Hello @chrisssy:) That’s excellent news! I am so happy for you. It’s always heartwarming to hear success stories with PIP applications. Take care 

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  • chrisssy
    chrisssy Community member Posts: 94 Courageous
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    @Jo_2022 thank you so much yes especially I have read quite a lot on this form in the last few months of horror stories so it’s really nice to be awarded for a first time claim 

    i’m just super happy that now I can lead to bed and hopefully move on with my life

    i’m very thankful ☺️
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Congratulations @chrisssy. I am really pleased for you. I can imagine that was a relief! If you have any other questions or need our support with anything, please don't hesitate to let us know  :)
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Fantastic news @chrisssy I'm really pleased to hear, and thanks so much for sharing your reflections on the whole process. 

    I'm sure this thread will be so helpful for any members making their own PIP application, and really help to put people's minds at ease :)
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