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PIP SUCCESS! 4 years 1 month ago #199596

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Hi guys.

Just an update really. Finally got the letter from DWP. Ive been put on Enhanced Rate for Care and Mobility till 2023. Im delighted. Special thanks to @Gordon, your advice coupled with the guides on this site are a god send.
Also for anyone reading this who is just starting their PIP journey i wanted to say this, there are alot of horror stories online regards the entire process and rightly so in many cases BUT don't let that worry you, THERE ARE POSITIVE STORIES TOO. My PIP Journey has been plain sailing all the way through, obvs reading some stories gave me sleepless nights in the begining too. I sent in zero medical evidence as i had not seen a specialist for my cerebral palsy for near on 20yrs! But i clearly explained why in my form and at assessment. I work full time and i drive too. But again explained clearly. I recorded my assessment too which may have helped. The report was 98% accurate and to be honest any assumptions the assesor made i could see his reasoning too. THERE ARE GOOD ASSESSORS OUT THERE. You just don't hear as much about them because people are much more active when sharing negative news. Those who get positive news/experiences need to share so people are not put off or anxious/stressed about the process. YES there are negatives and YES there are Bad Assessors out there but YOU CAN DO THIS. STAY POSITIVE. 
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PIP SUCCESS! 4 years 1 month ago #199616


Well done on the award and thank you for your additional comments, it's all to easy to just see the negative side of the system and it's important to understand that there is a good one as well.


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PIP SUCCESS! 3 years 5 months ago #214329

I've been a member here since 2012 and been worried throughout the intervening years about PIP. I've been on DLA since 1991 and had the dreaded form through my letter box about two months ago. I had a face to face consultation with an Atos assessor who was surprisingly friendly and helpful, she was a nurse and understood my condition, she could see my discomfort and told me to go home as she could write a report without me being there.
Today I had a letter froM DWP saying I had 27 points for care and 12 points mobility, and no reassessment before July 2028 !!
Thank you to all at Benefits and Work for your wonderful guides and to all the encouragement in the forum from other members.
I couldn't have done it without you.

PIP SUCCESS! 3 years 5 months ago #214338


Congratulations on the award, well done.


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