This is a video I’ve been wanting to make for some time. I have been waiting for my PIP ordeal to be over before letting you all know about my experiences. The problems with PIP.
PIP (personal independence payment) is a non means tested benefit to support disabled people who have care and/or mobility needs. It has replaced disabled living allowance. Although if you are under 16 you would still claim DLA.
I’ve been receiving DLA for many years as a result of my needs caused by being autistic and having hyper mobile spectrum disorder. Last April I received a letter explaining that I wouldn’t receive DLA anymore. That I needed to reapply for PIP.
I knew, from word of mouth, that this process was likely to be stressful and that I would probably lose my benefits. Money that I had been using to pay for extra help to support me in the areas that my disability affects me. So I was worried going into the process.
Even so nothing prepared me for how terrible this system is. How it disbelieves, and harms disabled people. Often leaving them with no support and financial difficulties paying for their care.
I made this video to take about my experiences and how angry I am about the way the PIP system works. I wanted to let the world know the problems with PIP.
For more information on PIP and how to (attempt) to claim it.
Some advice on filling out your PIP claim form.
WELL DONE KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT. I WILL BE APPEALING MY OWN PIP AND I DO NOT HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN THE SYSTEM.
I have this problem also for my wife shes has mental health issue which PIP has awarded her 3 different rates 3 different claims and LIE LIE LIE, Her Condition has not changed in 45 years. One Big one is that she can manage finances even thought DWP / PIP have made me an appointee to manage her finances.
It all sounds very familiar. I went through the same thing. Apparently being able to walk up to 50 metres means you can actually walk 250 metres and therefore your motability car will be taken off you. I wasn’t able to get to the dr for over a year and ended up almost losing my bowel and again a week later with heart failure. It’s not the government btw, its atos or capita or whatever they call themselves nowadays. The person I saw was an OT and decided the neurologist was wrong and that I hadn’t suffered brain damage from the bacterial meningitis.
I have fibro, osteoarthritis, diabetes ,social anxiety. Because I work partime and I can walk to the shop that is around the corner with a shop bought stick. (YES THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS ON MY REFUSAL. ) I had a hip replacement last year. I was also refused because I haven’t seen a consultant or doctor . I cant get appointments because of covid. I explained that even though I work. I find it’s my safe place. I was disgusted with the replies I recieved. I did appeal I think if I had the form filled in by someone who knows how to word everything, I would be ok. I just gave up. I did tell my gp on the phone that his diagnosis of my problems and the medication , pain killers according to the pip are false. Not a happy gp. Its caused me so much anxiety I have given up.
I have been refused pip after receiving it for years. I have been given zero points for everthing even though my problems have got worse however there was a statement on my refusal which basically means that even if you receive the top rate of mobility you cannot get a car
I would like to publish this statement but i dont where to send it as i think it is very stupid.