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PMR and PIP Award

Good afternoon everyone. Well, being only 54 when diagnosed with PMR I eventually took early retirement from my job as a Special Needs teacher as I couldn't dodge flying chairs or chase poor autistic boys who were running away.

I eventually got contribution based ESA and also applied for PIP. 6 months ago I was awarded 6 points and didn't qualify. However, I deteriorated and have just had another assessment. Report in today and have been awarded 16 points in Daily Living and 12 in Mobility!! This will equate to enhanced levels in both if DWP follow it.

So-now folks we know it can happen for PMR. I see a few people have been asking whether anyone has applied and also the outcomes!! I hope this will encourage people to try. You may be turned down initially but keep appealing!

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I am in the process of applying for PIP . I think that I might have points under the mobility, but may not have any under the daily living. I would appreciate hearing more details in your case if you wouldn't mind? You can PM me if you would rather keep it more private.

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Suzy

Remember to state what things are like on a bad day; what human & mechanical assistance you need (from walking stick to handles/ nonstick pads in the bath to auto can opener) on a daily basis also! Also include what you can no longer do/ what is now restricted. Even if you are awarded standard level of mobility DVLA allow a 50% reduction in car tax.

All the best

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Thanks for the heads up, violetsnowdrop. Didn't know about the car tax before.

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I chuckled when I read your description of your job. I also teach children with special needs, but mine are three and four years old so while I do have kids that run I am more likely to dodge kicks, swats, or teeth than chairs. If it wasn't for my wonderful aides I don't think I could have continued. I have a terrific rheumatologist but totally doesn't get have physical my job is (or stressful). I'm sure retirement will help with your recovery and now you won't have as many financial worries 😀

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Congrats. I got enhanced mobility and what used to be middle rate for care which is what my dla award was. I have a couple of different conditions. It was stressful mainly because it provides my car as I can't use public transport and have no family within 150miles. The forms and criteria are much more stringent than they used to be. If it's awarded you should be getting money along soon. I think effectively I lost 2 weeks money on swap over.👍😊

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Yes I also have another Autoimmune disease -Erythema Nodosum. Although not active now ,I had Antiphospholipid Syndrome in my thirties. I think the evidence stacks up, then.

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