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PIP award

Hi
I am new to the group, I am glad to have some sort of support.

I was wondering if anybody has been refused pip mobility having arthritis? The reason I am asking is, I also suffer from bad sciatica and mental health issues and was diagnosed in October with arthritis. I have been receiving pip at lower rates for mobility and notified Dwp about change in condition and now all my pip award has been stopped, I am due to go to tribunal. I have been giving a blue badge from my local council and have had adaptions put in to my flat to help me with my mobility. I am 41 years old and have worked all my days I just feel so down hearted now. Any advise?
Thanks
Rachel

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  • AlAl Posts: 89 mod

    Hi and welcome,

    It's great to meet you, you have come to the right place for information and conversation with others like you living one or more forms of arthritis

    There are many here more than happy to share their experience as you share yours.

    This link is for general information regarding any type of arthritis

    About arthritis

    https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis

    Find out more about the different conditions, treatments and how to manage your symptoms.


    if you have a specific question please post in the Living with Arthritis discussion or for general chat in the Chit Chat discussion. Just join in wherever you feel comfortable

    Al

  • Thank you 😊
  • Mike1Mike1 Posts: 453 ✭✭✭

    PIP is not given just because one has a particular condition, it is based on what you can and cannot do and assessment. I know of some people that have had their PIP withdrawn because they have had aids put into their homes which enable them to do more. Someone else has one leg and had their PIP withdrawn when they got a new prosthetic which enabled them to walk unaided. Often the assessor does not have a clue about specific medical conditions and "misinterprets" what he/she sees, this is why there is an appeals process.

  • YES REFUSED PIP MOB WENT TO TRIBUNRAL REFUSED DUE TO MY EVEIDENCE BEING 20+ YRS OLD DESPITE SAY MY CONDITION LIFE / DEGENRATIVE . AGE 56 MOBILITY WALK RANGE 20- 50 METERES CANT STAND UP RIGHT 1-3 MINS WITH OUT SITTING . RE APPLY GO GP GET RF TO ORPHOPEDIC SURGEON UP TO DATE REPORT SYSTEM PIP / FIT FOR WORK MEDS FLAWED / COROPT SET UP U SO U FAIL . THANCKS IDS DUNCAN SMITH .

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