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to sincerely want to thank the lady who used to work for PIP

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myoriginal3 Thu 12-Jan-17 15:00:19

I was sitting with a refusal letter when she posted.
I took her advice and appealed, providing every scrap of medical letters and reports I had to hand.
Didn't hear for weeks so presumed it had gotten lost in post and gave it up as a lost cause.
On the 23rd December I received a letter telling me I had been awarded it
I didn't have to go to a meeting, they just awarded it.

I cannot remember the poster's name, but if she hadn't posted I wouldn't have dreamed of appealing

So, if you see this thread, THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH.


myoriginal3 Thu 12-Jan-17 15:01:18

I would have posted sooner but kept putting it off. X

Servicesupportforall Thu 12-Jan-17 15:01:21

Power of mumsnet smile

ghostyslovesheets Thu 12-Jan-17 15:01:37

Brilliant news - well done that MN'er

IwasateenagePIPassessor Thu 12-Jan-17 15:01:46

Lol, I'm glad it worked for you.

VeryBitchyRestingFace Thu 12-Jan-17 15:02:56

Fantastic, hope she sees it. star

OhSuckItUpDucky Thu 12-Jan-17 15:03:39

I remember that post
They were really knowledgeable

CockacidalManiac Thu 12-Jan-17 15:04:03

Was it this thread?

myoriginal3 Thu 12-Jan-17 15:04:28

Aw, is that you?
You have potentially changed and possibly saved my life.

CockacidalManiac Thu 12-Jan-17 15:06:14

Yes, I wrote that thread under a pseudonym.
I'm very happy that it worked out for you.

OhSuckItUpDucky Thu 12-Jan-17 15:06:40

Posters name was Banned

myoriginal3 Thu 12-Jan-17 15:07:01

Yes that's the thread.

PhilODox Thu 12-Jan-17 15:07:40

That's fab news!
Well done that mumsnetter thanks

CockacidalManiac Thu 12-Jan-17 15:08:51

Lol, I had to use BannedexPIPassessor after I'd been suspended for wishing harm on Nigel Farage...

IwasateenagePIPassessor Thu 12-Jan-17 15:09:14

...but it was me.

DJBaggySmalls Thu 12-Jan-17 15:09:16

So glad to hear your good news myoriginal3 flowers
Kudos CockacidalManiac. They took over 8 months to sort out my neighbours benefits; she has type 1 diabetes and is registered as blind.

CockacidalManiac Thu 12-Jan-17 15:10:55

The PIP system is very broken, I'm afraid. I used the pseudonym to avoid any Capita comeback, but it doesn't really matter now.

CockacidalManiac Thu 12-Jan-17 15:12:38

It proves that you have to appeal if you get turned down for PIP. 7 out of 10 claimants win on appeal.

CockacidalManiac Thu 12-Jan-17 15:13:06

And you're very welcome.

myoriginal3 Thu 12-Jan-17 15:17:23

I hadn't provided any medical evidence apart from contact details of consultants in initial application.

I presumed they would have contacted them.

When appealing I sent everything!

It was such a kind hearted thing of you to post.

Namechangeemergency Thu 12-Jan-17 15:22:57

I posted on that thread because I was very anxious about my OH's assessment appointment coming up.
I will in the midst of an incredibly stressful time and couldn't imagine anything going right tbh.

OH got the enhanced rate for five years which was an amazing relief.


Serialweightwatcher Thu 12-Jan-17 15:26:54

So glad you got sorted OP - such a nice lady to start that thread. I have agoraphobia and I know someone who says they have anxiety but they went on their own to the appt and on the bus alone which they do all the time (I just couldn't do it). I can't go out at all unless DH is with me and even then not far - they got full everything and I get £20 low rate mobility on DLA still ... not a clue how to go about it when mine changes over sad

myoriginal3 Thu 12-Jan-17 15:42:31

Serial. I too have agoraphobia and it's a bitch!

Thankfully? hmm I had a psychiatrist report, a risk assessment thingy which on reading made me out to be a stark raving lunatic.

Maybe that's why I didn't need an assessment. I would have been afraid of me if I read it!! grin

PinkBunnyOnesieOnOrder Thu 12-Jan-17 15:54:12


Fantastic! I get properly fucked off with MN at times, all the trolls & utter shite, but it's things like this that keep me here.

Well done cockacid 💐 You're a real ⭐️

Serialweightwatcher Thu 12-Jan-17 15:57:42

Lol I think I'm a lunatic most days ........ I don't want to see a psychiatrist because they offer meds and I won't take any but diazapam when needed - I used to have a housing support worker but she packed me in when I wouldn't go out on my own (doh that was why I needed you, you plonker), so I'm a bit stuffed other than the GP knows all about it because it's been around 8 years ... that's why I don't think they'll give me anything though because I've not much evidence

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