I thought this may be of interest to some of you.....
I applied for PIP on 13th March 2015 after 2+ yrs of on going health issues. I have not been officially diagnosed but an autoimmune / autoinflammatory condition is suspected. My condition and ailments change constantly, so filling out the form was difficult. After googling for advice I decided to fill the form out answering as if it was an average day, however I also wrote how I was affected on my worse days (I was advised I may be entitled, but didn't want to be accused of fraud if I was awarded and then spotted out the house on an particularly good day).
My assessment was scheduled for 15th April, however I had to cancel as I was in hospital for the whole of the week. The assessment was rearranged for 27th april. I had to take all medication, relevant letters (including my discharge letter to show why I was unable to attend the first assessment date).
The lady who did the assessment was very nice. She had a friend who had lupus so was aware of how the conditions can fluctuate. It lasted approx 90mins and included a memory test and some basic stretching exersises. Again Made sure I told her about average days, good days, and bad days.
I am pleased to say that today I received a letter saying that I had been awarded both daily living and mobility at standard level, meaning I can now apply for a much needed blue badge.
There are lots of posts on here and on similar sites, with stories about people being declined PIP, or having to wait months and months for a decision, I thought it may give people some hope and encouragement if I posted a positive experience of the PIP process.