Hello, hope youre all as well as can be.
I recently posted about DMTs and PIP but want this new post to just be regarding PIP as my DMT dilemma is over, for the time being!
So…I received the dreaded brown envelope stating my DLA lifetime award is due to end, and inviting me to apply for PIP.
I work on part time, am self employed and claim working tax credits, with disability element, so work 16hrs a week, term time only. Most of work is done from home and I couldn’t physically manage any more. It took me around 6 years to get into a position I feel I can manage alongside my health issues. The combination of DLA, WTC and a low income enable me to carry on as I am. If I lose DLA (fail to get awarded PIP) I simply wont be able to continue as I am, which is a huge worry. I spoke with my MS nurse yesterday, who advised I make the application, and if I am asked to attend a face to face assessment, that I ask for a home visit.
I guess I am asking those of you who have been through the process, for any helpful advice? So if you feel able to share any pearls of wisdom….hit me with them!
Many thanks in advance