PIP

JC2812
JC2812 Member Posts: 2

Hi all fellow sufferers.....has anyone had a successful PIP application - I have appealed and now taking it further but they keep responding that I have no points at all yet am really struggling. Any advice or tips appreciated.


thanks for your time..


Jane

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  • Chris_R
    Chris_R Moderator Posts: 472
    edited 13. May 2022, 16:07

    Hi @JC2812

    Welcome to the online community,You say that you have applied for PIPS with out success and want to have a few tips on how to get your application accepted

    If you chat to others on our forums some have had experience with PIPS and will give you some friendly advice.

    All the best Christine

  • Hi Jane, unfortunately for myself I have found the whole PIP claim process to be very long winded. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have just been told I also have Psoriatic Arthritis. I first applied for PIP in August 2021 and waited until November until I was successful in being awarded the lower part of day to day living. I wasn't happy with that as it is the mobility side I am struggling with so I asked for a mandatory reconsideration. I am waiting for a bilateral knee replacement and I am currently using double crutches in the house and a wheelchair if I venture outside (which is only for hospital appointments and blood tests). I had a hip replacement in February 2020 and was waiting for the opposite side to be done, which happened at the start of February this year. The mandatory reconsideration awarded me the lower part of mobility in March.

    I am still not happy with the decision so am taking them to a tribunal, but i dont holf out s lot of hope. The reason I am appealing is because you need the higher rate of mobility in order to be considered for the motorbility scheme. I am currently unable to drive, have had to move back in with my parents and reduce my hours at work (fortunately I have a great employer and they have found me some desk work I can do from home but only part time I'm afraid). I have to this date been waiting 41 weeks since my initial application. I will update once I get my day in court.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.

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