Login FormClose

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

TOPIC: PIP for hemiplegic migraine

PIP for hemiplegic migraine 1 year 10 months ago #185354

I just wanted to ask if anyone has received PIP for Hemiplegic Migraine? I am affected by this along with a couple of other conditions.

I was refused PIP and sent a MR explaining my migraine in more detail and how it affects my daily life. I'm not very confident but just want to hear if anyone has been in the same position as me?


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

PIP for hemiplegic migraine 1 year 2 months ago #203053

I assist one of my clients who suffers with Hemiplegic Migraines and she was initially awarded enhanced rate care which since her review assessment has been reduced to standard.
I am currently arguing the decision to reduce her award.
Keep a diary of the attacks; their frequency; severity; how long they last etc and base your application on the affects prior to, during and after the attacks.
I also obtained supporting statements from those closest to her that witnessed and supported he through them.
With the law change relating to 'risk of harm' CPIP/1599/2016 this should also help as the attacks can be w/o warning and a severe risk to the claimants safety, as with epilepsy, so you could be awarded points which were previously not given.
Hope that helps if still in the claiming process.

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

  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: GordonIzzy1010