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I had my PIP Appeal today

PinkCandyFloss

PinkCandyFloss

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It was awful 😞 I have fibro so mental health and physical issues. There was me, my partner and 5 people in the room. 1 wasn’t involved in the hearing at all, and there was 1 Woman from PIP there just for advise.

The doctor and lawyer were nice, but I felt the disability advisor was going out of her way to confuse me and call me a liar. Said she didn’t care really how I was now, only matter how I was when the form was completed (in Feb 2018) and when the assessment took place (May 2018) even though the assessment was completely wrong and I’ve veen getting worse for 2-3 years now.

I think I’ll hear in 2-3 days (I hope soon as it’s my birthday coming up) and I don’t think I’ll get it and have to start this all again 😞
 
PinkCandyFloss

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Thank you, it’s been a year and 3 days I don’t know if I can go through it all again if I don’t. But will have to as can’t afford to live on what I am
 
PinkCandyFloss

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I got rejected.
Said I can socialise without distress or panic, I can’t with anyone but my partner. I feel physically sick and panic when I have to even order food.
Said I can walk more than 200m without pain, tiredness or breathlessness. I can’t, I can go mad 100m before my pain levels are increased and my fatigue increases. I begin to sweat profusely and feel ill and short of breath. If alone, I have panic attacks every time I am out.
Dressing, undressing and washing causes my pain levels to increase, my arms become very sore and tired even doing things like brushing my teeth. My partner regularly has to help dress and undress and wash. They said I only need minimal help here.

I can only microwave simple meals or get things like cereal, which I know for a fact should score me 4 points. They stated I can make full meals and scored me 0.
Said I can travel to unknown places alone without panic, last time I tried I was on the phone to my partner in hysterics begging him to come find me even though I knew he couldn’t.

I’m crushed. Trying to get my partner home from work and get him to call PIP so we can start all over again. A year and 5 days since I first applied....
 
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jay_25

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How were you behaving in the assessment or the tribunal? Is it possible you were coming across as 'calm' or at ease with the situation? As usually that's a pointer for why they dismiss alot of mental health claims.
 
PinkCandyFloss

PinkCandyFloss

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Wasn’t calm, was shaking and constant dry mouth. Pretty much they dismissed my mental health issues as Inhad manners and was intelligent. I’ve seen the reports, so so angry.
But I’ve applied again so fingers crossed
 
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