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Hi, my name is montycat!

montycatmontycat Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi ,I am 53 and have just lost my appeal for PIP .The Tribunal did award me more points than I got from the assessment but just not enough for an award to be granted .I have PTSD,Diabetes (type 2) Ehlers danlos syndrome (hypermobility ) and a large hiatus hernia .Will be re-applying but ,it is all so very stressful .
Anyway that is me ,I will be posting in the PIP forum soon with questions I have .


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,903 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @montycat welcome to the community!

    Sorry to hear that you lost your appeal. If there is anything else that we can help you wth then please let us know! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @montycat, and a warm welcome to the community!

    So sorry to hear this. As Ami says, do let us know if we can be of any assistance. We have some really knowledgeable community members and advisers who'll be happy to help!
  • montycatmontycat Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you ,Thinking back ,my main issue with my disabilities is that I refuse to be beaten by them and ,I think that reflected in my answers I gave at the tribunal .They also focussed heavily on my walking ability that I forgot to emphasise my mental health issues with going out and needing someone with me .

  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,870

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