Fibromyalgia Action UK
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One point off getting mobility!!!

My friend has just done her renewal for pip scored enough points for daily living but was one point off the mobility side of it! She has fibromyalgia, thyroid problems, arthritis in knees wrists and trapped nerves in her neck! Plus she has serious eye problems after botched laser eye surgery left her with blurred vision and terrible migraines! She really feels like throwing in the towel but I don't think she should give in for something she's entitled to. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you

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My first pip medical I was 2 points short I asked for mandatory reconsideration got no joy so l sent in a letter from my doctor saying I use a mobility scooter and I was awarded standard I think it was the 20 meter rule that let me down get advice from dial or the advice line on here did they take a walking stick into account that would give her the point needed


Hi there

I would strongly recommend that you get some professional advice. The DWP are not liking reconsiderations and are sometimes downgrading awards rather than putting them up.

I have given you the link below for our own Benefits Advisor Janet. All of her contact details are there. Have a word with her and see what she says:

I wouldn't want to second guess what the DWP will do. It may be that all your friend will need is a doctors letter. I am sure that Janet will be able to help you.

Wishing you all the very best.

Lu x



Thank you, I'm so upset for her she doesn't deserve to be treated like this bless her 😢 And I'm grateful for all your answers your so kind 😘

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I'm in the US so don't know the laws in UK will enough to say for sure bit I do wish her the best!! Peck.🐤


So sorry to read that your friend missed out on the mobility side by such a small margin. As BlueMermaid3 says it would be best for her to get advice as when a new person looks at it which is what happens with reconsiderations they can go down as well as up. Do have a word with Janet. Hope she gets a good decision if she decides to go ahead with fighting it.x


Hi Janethaywood

I am so gneuinely sorry to read this, and I want to sincerely wish your friend all the bets of luck. I agree wholeheartedly with Lu )Bluemermaid3) as Janet, the FMA UK benefit adviser may be able to help with this. Please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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You can do a mandatory complaint you got to do it in a with in a month but make sure you send by record delivery I did over a month ago I phone them to see if they got it they sed yes they looking in to it so good luck

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Cheers Lesley x


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