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DLA to PIP and hearing loss 1 year 2 months ago #250400

Fantastic news today!. My pip tribunal was to be held in April 2020, but was cancelled due to the pandemic. I asked for a paper hearing as I have been shielding due to my lung condition and I also have a hearing impairment which meant that I would struggle with a telephone hearing. I wrote a very detailed submission about my difficulties and it has been a long very stressful wait which has not been good for my health.

Today over 10 months later I finally received my award. I became very tearful with excitement and relief when I saw that I was awarded Enhanced for daily living and Enhanced for mobility, exactly what I thought I should have got. The Judge was so thorough, he picked up on all the medical evidence that the DWP chose to ignore and was totally sympathetic.

I was previously awarded standard for daily living and nothing for mobility. The physiotherapist assessor was not understanding about my hearing loss and the difficulties I encounter on a daily basis.

I am so happy and relieved that it is finally over with a great outcome.

I am a regular user of your site and am grateful for all the useful information that has really helped me. And I want people to know that they should never give up with this very flawed system.

Thank You

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DLA to PIP and hearing loss 1 year 2 months ago #250405

Hi Eleni

Many, many congratulations on your good news. Absolutely wonderful. Well done for sticking with the stressful process. You will particularly give hope to other people who have hearing impairments. Over and over again, we learn that people are being disadvantaged in this area.



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