Applying for PIP - is there specific RA help or guidance
I'm finally applying for PIP. I've read a few other helpful posts here. I have been advised by friends to try to access professional support services to fill out the form (because its intentionally difficult and it needs some guidance). My first question is whether there exists any support services tailored to RA or similar?
I asked Verve helpline and they just suggested Citizen's Advice Bureau. I imagined there might be a more specific charity for help answering the form but maybe not...
Secondly, I am waiting for my application forms but i was told to start gathering evidence from health providers etc. I wondered what exactly I am asking them to say? For example, should I ask them to corroborate that I am frequently unable to work / or that I am unable to do X. Also, who ideally should I ask.
From what I have heard of the specific PIP questions, they may be difficult to answer if you have a condition that fluctuates. My main issue is fatigue and frequent flare ups but both are quite hard to predict. I'm on Amgevita - my pain is much reduced and my mobility is better (people frequently tell me that I don't "look" ill or disabled). I found a job 3 days a week from home to try to cope but, when I'm having a flare up, even that has become incredibly difficult. Applying to PIP finally because I'm trying to accept how miserable I currently am (a year after my diagnosis).
Thanks in advance for any help and advice. 😊
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