Hi guys, not been on for a while as we have been moving and I have been in hospital again. I applied for PIP last February and got my decision in November which was a decline by 2 points. They say I can wash and bathe with an aid or appliance and can dress the same way. I cannot do either of these things unless my partner is there. I asked for a reconsideration and got my decision today which had the same outcome. It says I can go to appeal and a tribunal which is more stress. Has anyone else had a successful tribunal for fibromyalgia and could give me some advice? On another note, my partner was getting ESA as he had a back operation 3 years ago, has deteriorated and is waiting to see neurosurgeon for possibly another one. It was a claim for both of us. I tried to notify them a week before (last week) that we were changing address and was told I couldn't do it until we had actually moved in the new property. He received a letter yesterday ( which we foolishly didn't open till today) which said they were stopping his ESA as we had failed to notify them of a change of address. The letter was dated the 14/01/2015 when we only moved in the property on 15/01/2015. How can they do that when I had tried to notify them?
This year has got off to a S**** start - hospital then this! Sorry about the rant.