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My name is Pat i suffer with COPD and Dystonia, Behcets disease, Lumbar and Cervical Spndulosis, Severe nerve pain in my back and legs and abdomin caused by bulging discs and coxideamia and S1 joint problems in my spine. I suffer with PTSD and Anxiety and Stress. I was on DLA for 20 years on High rate Mobility and Middle rate Disabilty. Then this PIP take over I was assessed in my home by ATOS and the assesser was very rude to myself and my daughter. The question s she was asking we're irrelevant to my PIP claim. I never moved off my bed the entire time she was here due to extreme pain was having an epidural the next day. This assesser lied in her report about me myself and my daughter could not believe what she had put. I was awarded no mobility and had to do a mandatory appeal were I was only awarded standard rate not enough to keep my mobility car. I then seen welfare rights to go to a Tribunal. I gave lots of written reports off my Neurologist and Rhumatologist and my GP plus old letters etc. I wentvto my Tribunal which i waited 8 months for only for Welfare rights to cancel coming with me 15 mins before my hearing. My Daughter was with me and the Doctor and ATOS person there humiliated me so did the judge they had me in tears. They basically ignored my medical evidence said it was not enough that the reports were not good enough. That I should of had a full respiratory report ad well and thatvthere was none there. They basically humiliated me and said they stood by my assessers report and that I can walk 50 meters when I clearly can't. It was an awful experience and I was disgusted with how they treated me. I've lost my car and now have to reclaim PIP all over again and have a face to face again because I could not use my new diagnosis at my Tribunal about my S1 J JOINT my Rhumatologist was disgusted when I told him I had lost and that they said his report was not good enough. He said they bviously don't know what there talking about if they did they would have seen off his report and my aNeurologists report just how bad my mobility is. He's done me a fresh report to give with my new PIP Claim. I just hope I gather enough evidence to get the enhanced rate .It's my Independence they've took away from me and security. Plus my self esteem so I've got another 6 months or more of not knowing and Stress and anxiety which make my illnesses even worse. I hope 2018 is a good year for me.