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I thought I would post about my experience claiming PIP and hope it will help some people. I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia which has totally changed my life. I have always been fit and healthy until 2 years. Without boring you all with the details, I have struggled with coming to terms with my conditions and knowing that my life will never be the same again. I work 25 hours a week but now I'm struggling to do this. It's the only bit of independence I have left as I need to rely on my husband and daughter to help me with every other aspect of my life. My friend suggested to apply for PIP. I looked into this and decided to apply. The whole process for me took 14 weeks. I was brutally honest on my application form and my assessment. I honestly didn't expect to receive anything. Last week I received the decision and I have been awarded enhanced rate daily living but no mobility. I really should be delighted but I can't help feeling that this proves I have disabilities and this is what I'm struggling with mentally. I just wanted to let people know my experience and help in any way I can for those dealing with this process.
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