Last time I waited 73 weeks to get to tribunal and got awarded standard care pip got a lot of backpay but it finished 7 months after tribunal as only got it for 2 years so applied again in July...
Have an outstanding social worker now who got me an OT assessment who wrote loads of good evidence as did young carers and my sw, had 11 pieces of evidence..assessment was August 2 and it seemed fair my legs were bad and she seemed reluctant to touch my legs as they were visibly sore, I had a splitting headache, they seemed unusually sympathetic, think it was cos my sw was taking notes. She did a breath test as I'm on 140mcg of buprenorphine transtec and it affects my breathing, I forgot my inhaler and couldn't breathe after hitting 200 on the peak flow.
.I have fibro, disc degeneration which has caused bad issues with both arms and one leg have to have neck fused, aneamic, and depression long term.
I had a call today from the decision maker who wanted to know has my condition suddenly worsened, I said no I just didn't get listened to before and had to fight, before this I had 2 previous attempts at DLA but couldn't get anything, and I now also have support which I never had before, and I was grateful for anything last time...she said a decision will be done today...I'm on hot bricks...would she have phoned to deny the claim...what do u all think...gentle hugs x