Sent in application for disability

Well I got it done! Finally sent in my application. I'm not sure why I feel discouraged and sad. I honestly don't think it's going to get approved. I will be waiting for months and get that depressing letter. My doctor wrote my prognosis is poor. Otherwise she also wrote that she agrees with everything I wrote. She truly hate documenting lol. Nothing left to do but wait.

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  • Hi,

    Try not to be too discouraged, I recently applied for PIP so I know exactly how you feel, it is daunting! As long as you have truthfully explained how life is for you, especially on your worst day, you have a good chance.

    You will usually have to go to an assessment and that is a good time to explain to someone how it affects your life. I just got awarded basic living PIP, so there is a chance you will get something.

    I wish you all the best x

  • Thanks for your support. I'm in Canada and we have a pretty bad track record here for low approval rates. I thought my country was a great place till I get sick. Then all we have is 15 weeks sick leave too

  • Ahh okay, I really hope that you have some luck with it! Oh that isn't much either! I had to go on long term sick from my job a while ago and our sick pay isn't a lot either! x

  • Hi looking4me

    Perhaps you feel a bit sad and disheartened because the adrenaline caused by getting the form done, is now over?

    (Get me - I will be a Psychologist before we know it :) )

    I do hope that you get awarded.

    Wishing you much peace

    Lu xx

  • Many Thanks for your kind wishes. I do feel a lot better knowing i am not enduring the relentless pain at work. I am blessed to be surrounded by such kind people on this forum.

  • I think we put so much effort into trying to get these forms right that it absolutely drains us. Then we know we are going to have a long wait for the results and it is this not knowing that us extremely draining. I do hope you get a good result.x

  • u are correct. It is draining. Glad that part is over.

  • Hi

    It is a daunting process, even more so when your fate seems to be determined by someone who doesn't know you.

    Perhaps too, to see that your doctor has written about your illness and prognosis is a bit of a shock. It is almost like saying your life is going to be like this all the time, which is a bit soul destroying and can be a hard thing to accept.

    There will be better days, and less stressful too if you are not struggling with pain and work.

    Good luck, I wish you well.


  • I find myself in a better state of mind. Regardless if I do get approved or not, I won't be working. Even if we have to move to a smaller and more affordable place. I just don't have the ambition to do the things, and gain the stuff I had before. It's like I really don't care about anything but living a happy, small and modest, secure, pain free life.

  • Good for you!

  • Hi my friend

    I am so genuinely sorry to read that you feel discouraged and sad, and I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with our PIP application.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


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