Hi everyone I hope your well today!
I have been declined by PIP and have made an appeal. I spent quite a bit of time on research while writing my appeal. I've added up the points and should realistically should get the higher rate of both Daily Living Allowance and Mobility.
I've recently had someone phone from SEP and offer 10 points for each for standard ratr, just 2 points shy of the 12 required for higher rate which would be a great help. Everyday lately is a struggle to get out of bed, working an impossibility. I've given up my business of 17 yrs because I was too I'll to continue.
I explained that I'm seeing a Rheumatologist who's familiar with EDS shortly and will have more information to back up my appeal and illnesses I haven't discussed. The DWP offer advised me to take the offer and make a change in circumstance after seeing Rheumatologist. CAB has suggested to go to appeal for more. She also advised that I can't add new illnesses. But if the illness is because of EDS, is it new?
So my question is has anyone else had a phone offer from DWP??? If so did it work out for you?
Also I should mention is that it's a phone offer NOTHING IN WRITING
Thank You so much for your thoughts and time! 🌻🌼🌞