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Date: 05.10.2016
From: Karen

Subject: PIP Decision

I have had PSA for over 20 years today I was told I had no mobility issues, not one point!
I have difficulty every day, I'm so annoyed and angry right now. Definitely appealing!!!
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Date: 05.10.2016
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

hi Karen , get help through CB , we done it before & won , they will know how to get the questions you need etc & back up information from GP / consultants
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Date: 06.10.2016
From: Karen

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Thanks for that, I'll go see them
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Date: 11.10.2016
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Definitely appeal and get all the help you can. Waiting to hear my decision but not feeling positive.
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Date: 12.10.2016
From: Karen

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Is it first decision or appeal decision?
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Date: 01.11.2016
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

First decision, actually got letter today lower rate for both which means will lose Motability car, not sure what to do.
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Date: 02.11.2016
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

hi Gaynor , how can they give you lower rate for mobility , its for people that needs help getting around & nothing to do with people with joint damage & unable to walk very far

go to CAB , & appeal , you will keep the higher rate until the appeal , it comes down to how its worded , its a stupid questionare but you need to put it at its worse & they allow 20 yards/meters to be able to walk before stopping but it dont work like that & with us , you over do it & end up cant walk at all & need total rest
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Date: 02.11.2016
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Thanks Colin, will try and get an appointment at CAB but they are inundated so not sure if I will be able to see someone within the time, what gets me is that DWP take the word of someone who sees you for under a hour and not your specialist who has seen you for years.
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Date: 03.11.2016
From: Karen

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

I'm still waiting to hear on my appeal, I included a letter of support from my consultant but I'm not hopeful.
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Date: 03.11.2016
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Karen , have you been to CAB of anyone who knows how to do the appeal , they will support you on the day & all way through your appeal

there used to be websites that give advice but dont know any of the links but try these
http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/b-forum-feedback

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/help-with-your-pip-claim/how-to-claim/

http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/personal-independence-payment-pip
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Date: 03.11.2016
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Also try SCOPE, having trouble getting an appt with CAB,they can only give advice over the phone but can let you know of help in your area, there no.0808 8003333, my GP is writing me a letter to see if it helps, good luck Karen.
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Date: 04.11.2016
From: Karen

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

I looked at the sites mentioned, I'm waiting on the outcome of my first appeal and then if if that is declined I will get somebody on board with me. The car goes back next week, I was hoping for an answer before then.
Thanks for the input guys
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Date: 07.11.2016
From: Lucy

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

So sorry to hear that Karen, I do hope the appeal is successful. xx
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Date: 08.11.2016
From: Karen

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Thanks. As soon as I know anything I'll let you guys know
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Date: 12.11.2016
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Hi Karen did you have anyone ring you from DWP to explain the decision? I have but the silly people didn't leave a message only found out today thru a letter! And of course no one there over the weekend, wanted to get letters sent off but will ring them back on Mon. Hope you hear something soon
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Date: 22.11.2016
From: Karen

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

No I just received the letter and I rang them to say I was requesting a mandatory appeal and then I got a text go say they had received my letter and would be in touch once a decision was made, that was 4 weeks ago.
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Date: 23.11.2016
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

I sent off the further evidence from my GP, still want to speak to them as one of the things they got wrong, was they said my toes have been infused?! When in fact I said they had been fused! Makes you wonder how medically trained they are, tried ringing yesterday was holding for 30 mins before I gave up. Did you see the Victoria Derbyshire show yesterday? That was interesting, did a segment about PIP. Has your car gone back yet, mine is going back 13/12.
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Date: 24.11.2016
From: Karen

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

The car went back last week and I then received the transition payment.
The woman who assessed me said I had problems with my left knee, there's nothing wrong with my left knee and I never said there was, my right knee however requires a replacement!
Also did not understand the difference between PA and RA
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Date: 26.11.2016
From: Karen

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Decision came back, higher rate care and lower rate mobility with a full explanation
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Date: 27.11.2016
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Thank goodness for that, how long for? I am still waiting to hear but to be honest, if they don't change the decision I don't think I will have the energy to take it to tribunal. Might still try to ring though get my thoughts across.
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Date: 28.11.2016
From: Karen

Subject: Re: PIP Decision

Until September 2018.
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