Hi all some advice please had my pip appeal today. I had finished work 5 months before I applied for pip. But have made such a mistake tried to work in between that lasted two weeks. It was on my medical records so so then that means I was only on the sick for two months. So I'd say I won't win now
Pip appeal: Hi all some advice please... - Fibromyalgia Acti...
Correct me if i am wrong but I thought pip was being dumped and UC coming into effect instead which is meant to be harder to claim?
I would be surprised if UC was given for Fibro to be honest or any sort of benefit as it isn’t a disability
"I would be surprised if UC was given for Fibro to be honest or any sort of benefit as it isn’t a disability"
sorry but why? It does not matter your condition or whether you are disabled. it matters whether you pass the assessment and this is tested on you being able to or not able to do certain things.
Is pip based on disability specifically? But UC combines any health issues/working tax credits/child care stuff?
Cool excellent thanks I actually thought anybody who worked either FT or PT despite having Fibro for eg wasn’t entitled to anything whatsoever
Seems so, I thought everything was now amalgamated into this UC and if you are at all receiving income salary from an employer then even if you are unwell with an illness such a Fibro you ain’t entitled to anything just consistently paying into the country!
No, it's not being dumped, UC is going to take over benefits like ESA, JSA, Income Support etc. PIP won't be replaced by UC.
Ah right I thought all benefits including pip were being scrapped so it is just ONE title that everything falls under
Yeah, I listened to the debate, it was pretty interesting
The group that did the petition have been talking about some news they have from another visit to London but they can't yet tell people what it is as they need to wait for it to be made public. I hope it doesn't take too long! I don't know how you get links from FB posts otherwise I'd link it to you.
I was told by St Thomas’ Hospital London that pain is a disability.
Right I get it. Fibro tends to affect people so differently too I mean I go along fine for weeks then dreadful for weeks some how work place then becomes confused as to the dramatic drop in my health then a period of stabilisation again
You can work and get PIPS. They base their assessment on what you can’t do.
Fibromyalgia is a disability if you satisfy the definition in the UK's Equalities Act 2010. You're disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. DWP follow this legislation.
Uc is different it covers all benefits but I don’t know if pip is actually included as that’s a seprerate benefit I’m sure it’s on it’s own it’s a disability benefit even if there all payed together there all separate benefits just payed in the one payment I’d ask citizens advice or wait a coupele of weeks maybe three and phone to ask for update on your pip they’ll tell you if decisions been made or with accessor then ask them for. Update on your claim usuallly get a letter telling you it’s with accessor but I’d phone and ask Do think it’s separate claim just payment. That are put into one but they’d still be asseced differently
I live in an area where universal Credits are already up and running, I applied for pip after and got Standard rate on both . I have my ESA Assessment on Friday so fingers crossed but when o went to job centre I was the first to apply for employment Esa and nobody really new how to complete form. I did get Esa . Pip I get paid monthly and lower rate Esa every 2 weeks. But see what happens on Friday. I am too ill to work but might need to go back if no luck at the assessment, been off a year now but I know if I go back I will end up collapsing again and back in hospital 🏥 . Hope you get it sorted 💝