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PIP Awarded 6 years 2 months ago #143453

Finally, after over 10 years and 2 failed attempts of applying for the old DLA I put in application for PIP. After applying I was told it would take 21 - 26 weeks to get a decision, after 4 weeks I had appointment for a medical with Capita. I had to get a friend to drive me to the appointment as there was no guaranteed parking available and I couldn't have walked from the closest available parking. I saw a nurse who seemed to be very pleasant and professional and asked all the relevant questions as to how my condition affected me and how long I had been suffering with it. The medical lasted about an hour and she told me I should hear in 3 - 4 weeks. In actual fact it took 12 weeks but eventually the letter came and I had been awarded standard rate mobility and standard rate daily living, both backdated 16 weeks and awarded for 5 years..

Rich47
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PIP Awarded 6 years 2 months ago #143461

  • bro58

rich47 wrote: Finally, after over 10 years and 2 failed attempts of applying for the old DLA I put in application for PIP. After applying I was told it would take 21 - 26 weeks to get a decision, after 4 weeks I had appointment for a medical with Capita. I had to get a friend to drive me to the appointment as there was no guaranteed parking available and I couldn't have walked from the closest available parking. I saw a nurse who seemed to be very pleasant and professional and asked all the relevant questions as to how my condition affected me and how long I had been suffering with it. T
the medical lasted about an hour and she told me I should hear in 3 - 4 weeks. In actual fact it took 12 weeks but eventually the letter came and I had been awarded standard rate mobility and standard rate daily living, both backdated 16 weeks and awarded for 5 years..

Rich47


Hi r47,

A very good reason for making your first post !!

Many congratulations !! :cheer:

It just goes to show how tenacity can pay off in the end.

Thanks for taking the time to share your good news !!

bro58
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