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I was awarded 7 points from the DWP, kept the same after reconsideration then I decided to appeal. Eventually I got a date for one and today Iwent to my PIP tribunal, The staff there all seemed nice, but I was very nervous.
Anyway after about 40 mins after I answered questions from 2 members of staff, I was called back in where they said that they were "able" to award 2 extra points for washing and bathing, but they took 2 points away from engaging with other people face-to-face. This absolutely sent me into shock, they based this point deduction on this 40 minute talk and because I apparently answered thier question in a very "mature" manner. This excuse absolutely contradicted everything I said to them, the evidence I provided, and my support workers notes that she sent to them. I told them I have no friends and that I don't even leave the house due to severe anxiety, I spoke to no-one when I was at college and staff at work, all these placements collapsed because of my problems due to my autism.
I am in complete disbelief as to how many like me can't get this little bit of support but those who don't actually need it can get it with realitive ease. Anyone else have a similar situation?
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