Jimaine

160d

For fibromyalgia sufferers in the UK, did you find it easy to claim PIP? I have just reapplied for it as I was misdiagnosed by my GP in the first claim. Did you have to attend an assessment interview? Feeling very anxious 😟

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    • meadow0509

      106d

      I have tried twice for pip. Got refused. Yes, I had to attend a assessment interview

    • Badil

      160d

      Going to apply don’t if I will get .

    • kezzy

      160d

      I'm now awaiting an appeal for pip. I reapplied in June last year and they did a telephone assessment and then said my condition hadn't changed but it had. I asked for a mandatory reconsideration and again was assessed over the phone but told me there was no evidence my condition has changed so now awaiting an appeal which I have been waiting months for. Getting medical evidence from the gp was also very hard. Eventually I got a letter which just said my condition had got worse but nothing else. Hope you get on OK with your claim

      • Elle01

        156d

        @kezzy perhaps get help from citizens advice in regards to writing up a summary for the appeal. I did that and won my appeal.

    • FreyaB

      160d

      Hi sorry, recently diagnosed with fibro. Can I ask what pip for fibro is?

    • Jimaine

      160d

      Personal Independence Payment. It's a benefit to help with extra living costs

      • FreyaB

        158d

        @Jimaine ash ok thank you

    • FatHammie

      160d

      I'm in the process at the moment. Having to get help to write it all out. As my hand can't handle the amount of writing xx

      • Jimaine

        158d

        @FatHammie I had help too. My concentration level isn't good enough for a form like that

    • onlyme

      159d

      I have diagnosed fibromyalgia and I also get PIP, but I do have other issues like Scoliosis and epilepsy (controlled) Fibromyalgia is a progressive illness that can worsen over time so PIP should be available to everyone with it, I think the only issue with it is it can be different in every person. I've been in receipt of it every since it was D.L.A. you should keep applying for it, I've heard of more and more people being awarded it with fibromyalgia.

    • Elle01

      156d

      I had to take the DWP to appeal. I was finally awarded enhanced daily living. I presently get standard mobility. It was really hard, but the sooner you apply the better as it takes the DWP so long to get back to you. Just be persistent and do not take their knock backs as final.

    • meadow0509

      106d

      I have tried twice for pip. Got refused. Yes, I had to attend a assessment interview

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