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I've had my benefits reduced !

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they've cut my pip by £118 a month
giving me standard rate daily living instead of enhanced

my needs have not changed
and I can barely walk !

going to appeal

hope they are not gathering information from this forum
 
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Really sorry to hear that Zoe. It is such a crap system. I wish you all the best with your appeal.
 
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thanks , I will just basically not be doing any more courses or voluntary work
because this is what I always get for it !
 
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Oh, that's terrible. I hope you get this sorted out soon!
 
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thanks Nukelavee !

n yeah I think also doing courses and stuff
one is not around enough to watch whats going on
behind the scenes
 
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n yeah I reckon someone dropped me in it for doing a course
 
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You can get PIP whether you are working or studying. If you need to do an appeal maybe include what difficulties you have within your volunteer work or courses. So like, was your volunteer place very flexible? Could you just not attend at the last minute if you felt bad? Are they people you know well so are more comfortable around them?

Do you have any one helping you with your appeal Zoe? Have you read why they arrived at this decision? I know you feel broken, but don't give up on what gives you fulfilment. You have every right to dignity. It is just depressing how hard we have to fight for it sometimes.
 
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I was just composing something like that
not sure what would happen after my course
I was going to have a break and then see

a benefit review just wipes all that out
 
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also going to bed early means
missing the dawn chorus where all the intelligence is shared
 
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I don't know what to say Zoe, if you are going to bed I hope you can have a decent rest.
 
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k and let the dawn chorus decide my future
 

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