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Hi, i recently went for my pip assessment by ATOS. After reading many horror stories i was very worried it was going to be a tragic experience. Luckily i got seen straight away by i nice lady who listened to my problems and wrote down everything i told her. I had to stop the physical part of it straight away as the pain was unbearable. I am applying for pip mostly for the daily struggles i face with arthritis in my elbows,back and legs and asthma and diabetes. Just wondering if anyone has been awarded pip for arthritis. thanks x

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    Yes molly I just have last week for both care and mobility
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    Hello Molly!

    I can only answer for my Mum, of whom I am a carer for but have to apply for PIP for her and been through the whole process!

    My Mum has Rheumatoid Arthritis quite badly, amongst other ailments but has recently been awarded the enhanced payment for both living and mobility.

    I have read and also experienced people who have had arthritis and been awarded PIP, so I have every faith that you will be awarded something at the least!

    Please try not to worry - you can read horror story after horror story, but in actuality, it doesn't help. Just take every day as it comes - sooner or later you'll get the answer you need smile

    Best Wishes lovely x

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    Hi molly 

    yeah Ive got widespread arthritis and I got PIP enhancehed on both I have got a couple  of other things wrong with me physically though.

    my assessor was a nice lady and sympathetic so hopefully you will get the same award.

    good luck

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      Sorry to hear, i know how hard it is to live with. Hopefully i have the same result as you. Just a waiting game now X
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    Hi Molly welcome to the site, I have RA amongst other health issues but had a really bad accident and now cannot walk and was awarded both, I'm sure its a legitimate reason for being awarded it, not a good disease to live with so hope you get sorted.

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      Thank you Tori I'm dreading it...mainly because I'm an orthopaedic nurse and I know what's going to happen 😏 xx

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      I'm sure you will feel so much better for having it done, just a bit harder for you as you have been on the front line but at least you know what to exspect and how hard to push yourself, you will also be a better orthopedic nurse (not saying you weren't excellent before of course) when your recovered because when someone says this is what I'm feeling you will be the one to know that's a normal symptom.

      That's of course if there is anything normal after HR

      I bet you will feel the difference if youv had bad pain as nurses spend the majority of there working life on your feet.

      What would we do without you.

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    Hello Molly,

    it sounds as if you were assessed by someone who realised what you face on a daily basis due to your condition.  I have Arthritis, both RA and Osteo, also spondylitis and unstable angina and was very fortunate that my assessor was a doctor who understood.  She even said that she had no idea why I had been called to a face to face as my form was very explanatory regarding how my health problems affected my everyday living.

    I sent for a copy of the report about a week after the assessment and was pleased at the content.  Eventually I heard that I had been awarded enhanced care and mobility.

    I hope you hear soon and that it's a good outcome x

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