It's been 15 months since I had to give up working due to my Fibromyalgia, and today I heard that I have been placed in the ESA Support Group following my ATOS assessment a couple of weeks ago. It is such a relief to have it over with and to know that I was believed. I had help from the guides that Fibro Action can provide on how to complete the forms to give the assessor the fullest picture and I had a Consultant report that said he was surprised that I had managed to keep on working for so long. THe ATOS assessment was stressful and painful. It was with a nurse who kept asking similar questions but in different ways, checking for inconsistencies. I am just so glad it worked out in the end.
I am getting DLA at the lowest rate for care only, based on an assessment from 2006, and am now wondering whether I should apply for PIP. Does anyone know whether being in the ESA Support Group would suggest I might get more from PIP than I do from DLA?