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Lost PIP and now in debt

hullyerhullyer Member Posts: 1
I had PIP was called in for assessment in April 2016 by may I had lost my PIP I have left knee bone on bone and left hip I also have CKD chronic kidney disease my kidneys work on 7% had fistula done ready for dyalsis I made appeal went to court was awarded 4 points you need 8 for pip losing the bit of money I use to get has put a strain on me and on 1st of October I had a heart attack under the stress as I said the little bit of money I got I could live now I'm in Debt 

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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi hullyer,
    I'm sorry but it's not possible to tell from your query whether the PIP decision was wrong. PIP is based on points that you get based on things you can & can't do, not on your conditions themselves. You could have a look at this site to see the activities they consider and what points apply. For example, managing your condition & any therapy you need might get you some points. You can also look at types of condition to see which activities are likely to be relevant to the conditions you have (eg renal issues).

    As you've already appealed, your options are probably to either get advice about appealing to the Upper Tribunal, or to reapply. You would definitely need specialist welfare rights advice to appeal further, and time limits could be a problem, but a CAB or a local disability advice service might be able to help.  

    If you reapply for PIP, your heart attack could be relevant as it may show there are activities which aren't safe for you to do, or which you can only do very slowly. I'd consider getting advice to help you fill in the PIP claim form if you do claim again, for example, from a CAB.

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