PIP CLAIM

PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP?

Proved by MRI I have osteo arthritis both hips knees other possible complications due to arthritis tennis elbow plantar faschiatis.

I have bulged discs bottom of my spine proved by MRI which surgeon refused operation on even though from time to time when sciatic nerve traps am totally incapacited as a result.

I have high blood pressure and under active thyroid conditions controlled by medications.

I take maximum dose of tramadol and Gabapentin for pain and sleep.

As a result of all the above and other life events I have now been diagnosed with anxiety and and depression for which I also take regular medication.

I have a long history stretching back to at least 2003 with lots of supporting documentation BUT I do work full-time for a charity supporting vulnerable people with mental health issues.

Recent assessment with ATOS ORIGIN and attended by self which may have been a mistake as I feel the assessor has actually lied about what I am and am not capable of and has taken absolutely no account of periods of sick I have had to take from time to time over the last 10 years which may last up to 5 weeks where I am unable to speak to anyone feed self get out of bed just totally run down and depressed I guess.

Combination of all of the above I am in constant pain (pain relief ineffective) most of the time tired really difficult to bend down,which I evidenced in the assessment but the assessor just lied and said I could bend down without any difficulty. difficult in sleeping because I cannot lay on one side or the other.

I scored absolutely no points on the assessment and as result DWP have turned me down.

I sent a 3 page letter to the DWP to explain my difficulties particularly when things are at there worst. NO REVERSAL OF THEIR DECISION.

I am wondering whether to take to a tribunal please can anyone provide any assistance or advice as to what I should do and whether it is worth a go??

Best wishes

LU

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  • Contact your GP and CAB The latter will explain the legal situation

    Your GP will assist you possibly with a written report Basically I would imagine you need to set out your appeal as soon as possible. Your Specialist at hospital may be asked for some feed back.

    Good Luck

    BOB

  • Hi Bob

    Thanks for taking time to respond.

    Will do thanks.

    Best wishes

    LU

  • Yes I would definitely appeal decision, as heard a lot of people do get pip once they appeal, or I should say may get it, but going to gp and cab good advice, hope you get what you need !!!

  • Hi Angse

    Thanks for taking time to respond.

    Will do thanks.

    Best wishes

    LU

  • Hi Lu you are welcome, don't give up with them, that is what they want. Good luck

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