I am in the process of applying for Pip. I would really welcome any advice please.
I have R.A. , PBC and Sjogren's syndrome. I have had these for 25 years and I am really struggling. I have been on Etanercept and Methotrexate for the last 17 years but now they aren't working and my Rheumatologist is looking at different meds. I applied for PIP 2 years ago but I received no points at all despite letters from my G.P. and consultant recommending that I was awarded it. I am also awaiting hand surgery and other treatment. I live on my own and have to work 6 hours a day which is making my hands and everything else work. I was told that I manage to look after myself, drive a car and work. It seems I am penalised because I live on my own and have to manage, even though it is exhausting and extremely difficult. Is anyone else in this situation? Thank you.