Hi all I posted a few months back how I received 0 points from my pip assessment after being in receipt of fhigher rate dla or both components for two years. I may be cynical but am convinced there is an underlying strayagainst fibro sufferers. I arrived at my first pip appt 10 mins early only to be told it was cancelled ( I had developed shingles two day before with the stress so was not impressed) I was not the only one arriving tonne told to reschedule! Then I attended appt number two the assessor was horrible never wore anything down of what we told her or considered four letters from consultants. Go through mandatory reconsideration- same outcome. Apply for appeal - 5 weeks later miraculously offered standard rare for both - by this time I was so worn down by the process I just wanted to accept but my husband was soooo infuriated with the way we were treated he wouldn't let me give in so we refused. Went to appeal, after all the horror stories I had read they were absolutely lovely so caring and kind. They weren't a pushover they asked many questions but we were just truthful and honest. The DWP didn't even attend and guess what we won - awarded enhanced rate for both for three years. My point if you've managed to get to the end of my rant, please don't be intimidated, try not to be afraid as the appeal was far less enduring than the assessment as I'm convinced DWP are targeting people like us who are vulnerable, whose condition is affected by stress as we are easy pickings- don't let them do it if you have the strength to fight, fight as DWP will soon learn we are genuinely suffering and truth will prevail - good luck everyone ❤️️
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