Today, I was going to post an update on my Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) and applying to tribunal. It’s all written out explaining that I have been awarded 8 points in Daily Living after the MR appeal(a surprise considering their stats) but that I am still going to the tribunal. Only I got scared to post it in case it affects my outcome when it does go to tribunal.
So for now, here’s another person struggling with PIP. Silveryew talks about her experience trying to get her husband onto the PIP system. Go check it out.
Husband was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in August 2015. After receiving the confirmation, we knew this could help us as having the diagnosis confirmation would mean he could get more support such as through Remploy or through seeing a Disability Work Adviser at the *shudder* Jobcentre *shudder*. However it was not until this year that we were made aware by a family member that Husband might be eligible for PIP as I do support him with a lot of daily living activities and help him with his mobility.
(As an aside, from my experience, government agencies will not tell you you may be eligible for anything. You have to investigate this or find out for yourself, nothing seems to be just handed over in terms of information and advice. I also feel that they make the process of applying for these things so convoluted to deliberately deter people from applying. If…
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