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Yay! Success.... Finally!!!

Oct 21, 2015 1:45 PM

Had great news last week finally being awarded the enhanced mobility component on pip which means I'll have certain benefits from that, I then today got through my medical certificate for free treatment and another benefit I have been awarded and my neurologist has sent a let for me to give to my local council housing options department saying that I am at risk of falling so hopefully that will help too!!

Oct 21, 2015 1:52 PM

Awesome that's great news vintage!! What a relief. Are you in the uk? I'm in the states trying to figure out housing options. Wonderful to hear good news, congratulations!

Oct 21, 2015 2:42 PM

Nice one, getting full pip whilst still breathing is a real achievement so congrats, took nearly 18 months and an appeal with statements from 5 different medical professionals and my case manager for me. As you know it opens up a much larger range of options and I hope that life gets a little easier for you from here on in ☺

Oct 21, 2015 3:42 PM

Great news! I am happy for you.

Oct 21, 2015 9:41 PM

Awesome! Glad to hear!

Oct 21, 2015 9:50 PM

Can I ask how long all this took for u get? I'm looking to change living situations also.

Oct 21, 2015 9:51 PM

Also what is pip? Is it like disability?

Oct 21, 2015 10:02 PM

Congrats. I'm happy for you.

Oct 21, 2015 10:16 PM

PiP is a 2 component personal independence payment (so basically a politically correct way of saying disability payment).

1st section is an allowance for daily living and is a points based system, the more points, the more money.

2nd section is a motorbility payment, again it's a points based system with 2 tiers. This component payment can be exchanged for a 3 year hire of a brand new suitable vehicle with adaptions, for example I have a Sang Yong Tourismo with a 150kg hoist in back that picks up my scooter and swings it into the load space whilst still retaining 4 individual seats (it's like a TARDIS with off road capabilities 😉)

Probably a bit deeper than you wanted but its 0415hrs over here and I'm bored 👀

Oct 21, 2015 10:19 PM

Thanks..how do u begin the process. Is it something available in the states?

Oct 21, 2015 10:37 PM

No, it's part of the UK ' social security system which to be honest gets a lot of bad press but without it people like myself would be scuppered.

Oct 22, 2015 12:30 AM

Congratulations @VintageButterfly!
In our "virtual community/support group" a victory for one of us, is a victory for all of us.
Good Luck and God Bless!

Oct 22, 2015 1:43 AM

Congratulations I think I'm going to have to start all this soon

Oct 22, 2015 1:53 AM

Lizardlace - start the ball rolling as soon as you can and keep every bit of medical paperwork down to appointment letters and ask anyone medical to write a brief supporting statement (most don't mind as they know what a minefield the system is).
If you get turned down then don't dishearten, I was actually turned away from an assessment as it was on the first floor and they said I was a risk in case of fire......They recorded it as a missed appointment and that sent me back to stage 1 😱
Another trick they use (and yes, it's part of the process) is to locate the assessment centres away from any parking and if you turn up and lone and unaided then simply the act of turning up will fail you..... Just a heads up of what you can expect. ...

Oct 23, 2015 7:54 AM

Vintage, that is such wonderful news!! I couldn't be happier for you. What a wonderful thing. I hope that the benefits you get from this provide you with all that you need to be safe and have access to more doctors. I'm really excited for you. {{{Hugs}}}🙏🏻🌻

Oct 30, 2015 8:43 PM

Nice one Vintage. I got PIP myself after tribunal last week. Standard care & enhanced mobility. It's the first time I have ever got disability benefits despite having fibromyalgia and other things since I was about 10. I'm now almost 43. Looking forward to the back pay (a years worth) in time for Christmas hopefully.

Oct 30, 2015 9:13 PM

Congratulations for receiving great news and gaining the benefits, you've been waiting for as well.

Oct 31, 2015 12:14 PM

Congrats!!! It uplifts my heart to hear this good news. Hopefully others that are still waiting will soon be granted their benefits as well.🌻🙏🏻

Oct 31, 2015 1:26 PM

Waiting on my answer back from my Appeal.

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