I had a spinal operation in 2012 and since have pain in back neck legs and arms. I also have discs degenerated in my neck and the pain is getting worse. I was on ESA and medical retired in November 2013 due to my pain. I was awarded PIP enhanced disability and standard mobility on the grounds that I could not walk more than 50 meters. They have taken me of ESA and placed me in the work related activity group and because I was on contribution based ESA. My payments have now ceased. Got my PIP on not walking more than 50 meters. I went to medical for my ESA it was awful. The said my evidence was not reliable and he stated that I could walk 100 meters but no more than 200 meters. I disagreed with his findings and was taken to a tribunal where they said my evidence was unreliable bearing in mind I was advised at PIP of how many meters I could walk and what aids I could get for the house. The tribunal was awful felt as though I was on trial not an appeal. I was asked how far I could walk and I told him I can walk no more than 50 meters with support of my husband or my family. I cannot go our with out the car as walking is to much for me. They kept asking me question after question. They stated that I had exaggerated about my disability. My grandson was very ill in hospital the week I had my tribunal so when I look back on the outcome it looked as though I had lied but I had not. My mind was all over the place and had no sleep days before the tribunal. Was advised they would keep me on the work related activity and I could not work and they would still pay my stamp but I will receive no benefit. Really dont know what else I can do being advised nothing I can do. It is really getting on top of me know. How can they say I have exaggerated my disability. I live with it on a daily basis.
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