Login FormClose

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:
Remember me
Members
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: PIP Success

PIP Success 3 months 3 weeks ago #241761

Thank you for the information and support on this site. After a long assessment process (having to prove my identity twice and the DWP losing my original phone application) I received a decision of enhanced for both care and mobility on an ongoing basis for both. Although this is justified I feel extraordinarily fortunate and so relieved as I had prepared myself for a long drawn out appeal process. Despite the messy start to the assessment my contacts with the DWP were then helpful and I received a home visit for my face to face assessment. I did not request this but did ask for a venue that was not have a long distance from parking or drop off by car and without steps. (Concentrating on my needs). The person who carried out my interview seemed sympathetic and I did not feel was trying to catch me out. I went over the interview afterwards with a cynical attitude but am glad that it was as appeared. I realise I was fortunate in this.
I spent a good deal of time on my application and had help from a friend who is a retired Educational Psychologist. I took the position of the worst days/weeks of my experience and was honest about the help I need (even if I don't always ask for or have it). Even so it was a difficult experience. I found that days and weeks of concentrating on all the worst aspects of my condition and life were very depressing and sapping of the limited energy I have. BUT worthwhile for this positive outcome. I gathered as much advice as possible including that published by the MS society. The local support available from the MS Society had closed just before I began the process. It was helpful using the information in your guide as a basis for how I answered the questions. My partner, who is also my carer, provided a very honest letter giving his perspective on my condition and the help I need. Once again, thank you and I have been passing on information about this site to professionals and those working with likely PIP applicants.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

PIP Success 3 months 2 weeks ago #241776

Hi Sue

Many congratulations on your enhanced PIP award. Good to hear.

BIS

Tags: @RESULT @PIP

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: GordonGaryBIS

Free, fortnightly PIP, ESA and UC Updates

Our fortnightly bulletin, with over 80,000 subscribers, is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Find out what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare. Our mailing list is securely managed by icontact in the US.

Form Heading