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2 years 1 month ago #270645 by philip.sands
Big thanks to the Benefits and Work team. was created by philip.sands
Over a year ago my wife applied for PIP and was rejected. After reading the guides on here after subscribing she submitted a new claim which was again rejected, I told her to appeal which was accepted, she was awarded the standard rate living allowance and had 6 months back payments paid. In November last year I applied for and was awarded a Blue Badge from the local council for my disability but hadn't thought I was severe enough to get PIP. In January this year I applied for PIP and didn't think that I would qualify, on Saturday 21st May I received a letter informing me that I had been awarded the standard rate living allowance and the standard rate mobility allowance and back payment to January this year. I couldn't have done it without the advice on here and would urge anyone to subscribe and download the guides to help you. So to the admin and members here I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support you give to everyone!
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2 years 1 month ago #270654 by LL26
Hi philip.sands,
Wonderful news. Thank you for sharing your story. It it always good to know that our website has been useful.
Well done.
LL26

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2 years 1 month ago #270706 by philip.sands
Replied by philip.sands on topic Big thanks to the Benefits and Work team.
What I would emphasise is that it doesn't matter to the assessor what your condition is, it's how it affects your daily life, Don't be afraid to lay bare the truth, warts and all no matter how embarrassing you may feel, If the assessor feels your pain you have a better chance of getting a result, be sure to let them know how your bad days go. Oh, don't lie as that could come back and bite you big time! Good Luck!
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