I applied for DLA in January 2013 and had been denied it, I asked for reconsideration and eventually it went to tribunal as I had the bit between my teeth and did not give up. Today 18 July 2014 (18 months on) I had my tribunal and WON. I have been awarded high rate mobility and low rate care. It was a nightmare and the panel did reduce me to tears, it is all so frustrating. 19 months ago my husband passed away, then my Mum 3 months later, then in February this year a transit van demolished my living room by driving through my cottage and I have been struggling with my osteoarthritis, hypermobile joints and fibromyalgia. It was such a relief to know that finally these people believe I am disabled... If you are fighting the DWP for whatever benefits please don't give up. I used Fightback 4 Justice which I came across on Facebook. Michelle from Fightback took up my fight on my behalf helping me with everything and she was amazing, in fact without her support I would have given up. It is just such a relief I am tired out now... Gentle hugs everyone and thank you all for your support on the forum. It is nice to know you are all here even if I don't post a lot, I do read the posts x
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