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TOPIC: Persistence Pays Off!!

Persistence Pays Off!! 1 year 5 months ago #205990

Thank you. Used your info to fill in AR1 forms which came with a year to go on previous PIP award.. Had FtoF....terrible experience; very inaccurate report which meant a downgrade of my award with an immediate cut in benefit even before the letter arrived. The one thing the DWP do on time is the money side of things! Went for MR...turned down of course almost by return of post; they didn't wait for further medical evidence as requested. Very stressed but dug my heels in and went to CAB and had excellent help to appeal to Tribunal stage. Had also joined in with writing to Select Committee on your advice. Anyway, after nearly a year of uncertainty, stress and loss of confidence, a brown envelope arrived last week to say my case has been reviewed, tribunal appeal discontinued and benefit restored to High rate for
both categories until summer 2023. I had to keep reading it to make sure I wasn't mistaken.
I live with Autism and some physical disabilities which will not get better, only worse...I could write a book about the effects of all this degrading humiliating process which was designed for us to fail.....instead I will thank you all again and encourage everyone to persist despite everything done to discourage you. You can have help and you/we can succeed. The Government have backed down because we did NOT give up, lie down or roll over. Well done Us !!! thanks again, Ellen
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Persistence Pays Off!! 1 year 5 months ago #206023

Ellen

Very pleased for you, well done.

Gordon

tags: @RESULT @PIP @APPEAL

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Persistence Pays Off!! 1 year 5 months ago #206045

Hi Ellan
Congratulations! Now you can start living again.

Please could you give me more information, or point me in the right direction with regard to writing to Select commitee?

Many thanks

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Persistence Pays Off!! 1 year 5 months ago #206073

hi Celc, Select Committee closed some weeks ago and has helped in Govt. decision to review PIP decisions. Thanks Ellen
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Persistence Pays Off!! 1 year 5 months ago #206617

Well done, I can’t tell you myself the crass attitude of going through these assessments and the mental stress it puts us all on.
I have helped my daughter with her claim too as she is dislexic she gets in a right state.
But we’ll done. Hope your next couple of years give you some peace and by then perhaps we’ll get a government that listens!

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