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judith11judith11 ListenerPosts: 3Member Listener
Hi, previously on dla, had to swap to pip early this year. Having been on high rate dla mobility for years and deteriorated considerably in that time, I had a face to face interview by an interviewer who actually lied on my paperwork and it was upheld on review. I was warned that going to appeal would leave me open to a higher reduction and so dare not appeal was awarded high rate care because I can now do very little for myself, and have four pain routed disabilities and several other issues. It has meant that I can no longer cover my rent and eat or heat the house also now isolated. I heard recently that pip have acknowledged an issue and back dating to May, people who may have been wrongly assessed. Do I have to ask to b considered for this?. Applied for discretionary housing payments and told to ask the landlord to reduce the rent or find somewhere cheaper to live! I cold not physically move again and was previously in a 3 bedroom house and told bedrom tax would be less if I moved to 2, once I. Moved, same council, I got no more. Housing benefit leaves me having to find £150 a month out of my living money. I am a cancer patient, diabetic and have a heart condition on top of 4 pain conditions, going without food and heat is dangerous. I am desperate for some help please, thankyou.

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  • loopytloopyt Courageous Posts: 79Member Courageous
    Hi Judith, so sorry to hear how much you are struggling. Please know you are not alone and the help here is wonderful. It may still be worth appealing the decision  as I was told that if the tribunal think there is a risk that your award may be reduced they give you the option of withdrawing your request. A benefits advisor may be able to help with advice about any other avenues to explore but without wanting to offend you are you of the age to receive pension credit or fuel allowance? X
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Disability Gamechanger Posts: 5,856Member Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @judith11, I'm so sorry to hear about your current situation, I can only imagine how worried you must be feeling. Have you checked the online benefits calculator to check whether there's anything else you may be eligible for? You might also like to check this list of what else you may be entitled to if you're claiming PIP.

    I'm also tagging in @Debbie_Scope in case she has any additional suggestions. I really hope things are sorted for you as soon as possible. 
  • judith11judith11 Listener Posts: 3Member Listener
    Thankyou I will do that.
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