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  • Colette78
    Hi my name is Colette i was diagnosed with bipolar cyclathimia and impulsive behaviour 10 years ago because i function and work i am not entitled to anything which i find really difficult as i would like to reduce my hours but having a mortgage and no help means i cant which i find very difficult what can i do xx
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  • Iam 70 been on dla pips for 10 years with ostio arthritis in both knees and other places , got dla for life but because I was 1 month the wrong side they put me on pips what a night 🌃 mare every 3 years. When they know fool well whats wrong  with you I know there are some that are fakers but for Christ sake all they have to do is contact your DRs all the evidence is there if is not you go and get it x-rays etc and there it is. 
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    :) Hi Richard hope your well, I have only just joined this so I’m totally new to it all, my daughter is the age of 4 and has just been diagnosed with CP.. doesn’t sleep at night at all! And docs aren’t much help.. can you give me any information on CP..why she doesn’t sleep? What could help? Etc thanks 
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    Hi Sam I am feeling very depressed, 

    I have not managed to do anything today. i have my probation meeting next week and again i do not think i will pass. i am not sure as i always feel im doing my best i do not reach expectatioms of paid work.

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  • Ritzy
    Hi there
    Can anyone advice me on what the 2nd tier of appealing entail?  I am wondering if it's worth it.  I was on enhanced before, got no points when I sent the form in, got no points from my assessment when she came to see me, and only got 9 points for the care side after attending a hearing last month, nothing for mobility....
    What are my chances of at least getting the mobility standard rate?  4 points is what I need, but with all the stress you go through to get points for this and points for that, I don't know if I can go through all this stress and worry again.  I have requested a statement of reason that I am waiting to receive.  The welfare rights person called me yesterday and said I need to go to the CAB with all my paperwork so they can look it over before I am passed over to a case worker from welfare rights to see if I have a case or not??? 
    Would I have to attend another hearing?  Or, is it them looking over my case with the information and evidence that I have already submitted? 
    Ritzy
    May 26
  • Ritzy
    Hi @leslierawson 
    congratulations on getting your benefit back.  I attended my hearing and I only got the care part of mine 9 points, and am thinking is it worth going for the 2nd tier as I hear that I may end up losing everything if I am not successful.....
    It is a big blow to me as I used to get the enhanced but they couldn't even give me standard rate mobility... that would at least show them and me that my disability isn't fake and that somehow someone from the PIP office believes me.  It took me long enough to get to this point, I just feel like I am going backwards again.
    I am trying to find out if anyone in the group has had to go this far to get themselves heard..  Feel like accepting defeat and not pursuing it...
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    May 26
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  • Hi everyone
    Just asking if anyone has been brave enough to go through the 2 tier stage of appealing what they were awarded??
    People say I should try and get the standard rate mobility component of PIP, but not sure if I can through with this again, and I have heard that they may look at it again but take my Daily living award away from me.
    Any suggestions......
    May 25
    • Tigermoth42
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      Hi @Ritzy I’m in a similar boat to you. Was in receipt of enhanced living and mobility, reassessed in Feb this year and awarded standard living only. I requested an MR and, on Tuesday, got the decision letter in which it tells me they’ve now awarded me enhanced living and standard mobility. My motability car now has to go back on the 4th June, this will render me virtually housebound as I can’t afford to buy a car being in receipt of ESA. I’m still in two minds whether to appeal or not but I’m leaning more towards going ahead with it. It’s a nightmare, I know I’m risking losing everything but I’m 2 points off enhanced mobility and the Atos report was nothing short of being a pack of lies. Have you had any more thoughts about appealing?
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  • I have lost my appeal for PIP mobility , I had to think back 13 months to what I was like at the start of my claim. I was tied up in knots and extremely nervous , couldn't remember the dates of things they were asking me, and I got upset and repeatedly said I couldn't walk the 50-100 mtrs which they kept asking me about. I was awarded 4 points, not enough to keep my DLA mobility payment that I'd been receiving for the last 20 years.  Anyway, my question today is 1.  can I put in a new application for the mobility component straight away. 2.  Will I be blocked now or treated differently because I took my claim to a tribunal. 
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    May 26
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  • Cazann
    Hi mikehughescq

    You kindly replied to a question that I put earlier this month. It was about walking into the tribunal building. I was wondering if I stopped to rest while walking from the waiting room to the panel, how long would the rest have to be?  I cannot walk far and I walk very slowly.. I have been informed that my PIP appeal will be held in the Magistrate courts and they have long corridors.  My daughter thinks that I should use a wheel chair but at this present time I have not yet used one.

    Thank you for any advice

    May 24
    • mikehughescq
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      I’m not quite sure what you mean. If you need to rest then you rest for as long as you need. If you think it’s likely and you know the building then you just allow yourself more time by setting off earlier. You should ring the court and see if there are rest points where you can sit. Is this any longer than you’d usually walk. What would you usually do? Do that.

      A wheelchair is a good idea if, for example, you’d use one to get across an aye-pet but if not then it’s just putting on a performance and not advisable.