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Pip report (shocked success for fibro!)

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Welliboots93
Welliboots93 Community member Posts: 32 Courageous
Hi everyone!

I had my pip assessment last week and I've got my assessors report come through and it looks like Its recommended enhanced rate for daily living and standard mobility!! I can't believe it!

For background, I'm 29, work full time hours a week where I have to travel around to different places, have a dog, travel on public transport and I'm quite a bubbly person

I have several conditions including anxiety, ocd and hypermobility, but it appears I have been awarded based on my fibromyalgia, hearing loss and dyslexia!

I can't believe how accurate my report is, like there is no exaggeration or lies and none of my words or conditions have been twisted

During the assessment, I communicated, was dressed well and answered all questions as i would do with any other health professional! (they do comment on your appearance) she was really nice.

I do have chronic fatigue but I didn't yawn or appear fatigued in the assessment which she commented on in the report and I felt that was a fair representation even tho I was shattered haha 

Despite my anxieties I scored zero on engaging with people because I communicated with the assessor and In my job I have to communicate with a variety of people. Again, a fair judgement. 

The reason why I seem to have got enhanced is because she's recommended 2 points for having hearing aids, 
And 2 points for reading as I am dyslexic

I wasn't expected to score anything for toileting as I am not incontinent, but she's recommended 2 points because I use my windowsill to help me get off the toilet and I use disabled toilets at work because there's more space to wipe, that was the biggest shock on my report!

The only things I scored zero on was engaging with others, taking nutrition, planning a journey and managing budgets. But I was honest in the assessment and that I don't really have an issue with these. I am recieveing mental health support and on meds for mental health but I manage my condition quite well

I hope DWP keep my score as it is, but I am just more shocked that after hearing so many horror stories I had a decent assessor

I really hope others have a positive experience xx

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  • Binky1234
    Binky1234 Community member Posts: 438 Pioneering
    edited November 2022
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    @Welliboots93 this gives me hope as I have submitted my award review with the only change being since my last award  is that I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. 

     Congratulations on your award 👏 👏 

    So chuffed for you once again huge congratulations.

    Thank you for sharing it's  much appreciated.
    Knowing When to walk away is Wisdom, being able is courage, walking away with your head held high is dignity.
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