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  • irishlady
    irishlady Member Posts: 4
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    trying keep moblie just had start taking pain killers

  • chrisb
    chrisb Moderator Posts: 710
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    Hi @irishlady,

    Welcome to the versus arthritis forum.

    To help other members engage with you can I suggest that you provide some background as to what brings you to forum, what your experience with arthritis has been to date and what you hope to gain from joining. Members are a very welcoming bunch so I'm sure you'll find having joined beneficial.

    Best Wishes

    ChrisB (Moderator)

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  • irishlady
    irishlady Member Posts: 4
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    I WAS I DIAGNOSED with osteoarthritis keep going to docter when i cant walk pain killers i a,m waiting to see orthopaedic surgeon i was working full time now iam unemployed. i have applied for pip i am struggling financially

    some days i am not able walk i am so afraid i will be refused pip any advice.

  • irishlady
    irishlady Member Posts: 4
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    i dont see orthopaedic surgeon till 8 july i feel like a my body will break by then

  • Anna
    Anna Moderator Posts: 1,020
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    Hello @irishlady, you might find the Citizen Advice Bureau’s page on help with applying for PIP useful: Here’s the link:

    Anna ( Moderator)

    Need more help? - call our Helpline on 0800 5200 520 Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm


  • ExTanky763
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    hi @irishlady, I was diagnosed with OA in November 2023, I’ve not been given at date yet to see the specialist, my doctor signed me off last week for a month as my hip is so painful. He couldn’t believe I was still working. I was awarded PIP last month at the standard rate, it’s worth the paperwork and the phone interview, just fill in the paperwork and tell them how bad your OA is. Good luck. ☘️