My wife has Fibromyalgia and was awarded the standard rate of PIP in September last year. Her condition has been getting steadily worse since then & as it states that any changes to your condition must be reported we sent off a note to the DWP. We had to go to a face to face assessment again and even though she is far worse than when she was originally awarded PIP they decided to completely take away that award & give her nothing.
The decision letter included a statement that said: "At your assessment it was reported that you were well nourished and of average build." When my wife read this it upset her terribly. We both read it as though they were saying that she was fat so must be able to cook for herself & feed herself.
I wanted to know what others think about this comment and if you would read it in the same way we did.
(We asked for a mandatory reconsideration, which was again declined, even though the decision quoted things that either weren't true or completely out of context, and we have just sent off a Tribunal Appeal form.)