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let me start by wishing everyone a happy new year. as the title suggests i applied for PIP back in november. i filled my form in which was a nightmare as the questions as for as much information as possible. you have 28 days to complete and return. well trying to get a letter of support from gp inthat time frame is not possible, but lucky for me i already had one from my ESA medical which i used. i sent the paperwork off and thought right i have at leat 6 months before i hear anything, well i was more than suprised to receive a phone call from ATOS offering an appointment for the beginning of December which i took. i attended and was seen by a doctor who seemed to be well informed about Fibro, she was very understanding and i said to her that i felt like a fraud as looking at me i looked well she said that most people with Fibro thnk the same.
at the end of the assesment she told me that she would send off paperwork and that i would be hearing from DWP how would looking at the paper work and my responses. well low and behold 1 week after assesment the brown letter dropped on my door step. i just sat looking at it as i have heared that most cases are declined and you have to appeal. i asked my husand to open the letter but he said no i had to do oen it. well i opened it and had such a shock i have been awarded the high rate for personal care but nothing for mobility, i was nore tha suprised. so dont listen to the gossip about PIP apply and see what happens, fibro is a disease that is recognised by the DWP and is understood so go for it.
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