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MEA website survey: Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by charles shepherd, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. charles shepherd

    charles shepherd Senior Member

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    MEA website survey for September 2016: Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

    Why are we conducting this survey:

    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/201...ng-this-months-quick-survey-2-september-2016/

    Results so far:


    • Have you applied for a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) from the DWP? If so, what was the initial decision on your claim?
      • Refused at initial application (38%, 5 Votes)

      • Refused on appeal (15%, 2 Votes)

      • Awarded care and mobility at either rate (8%, 1 Votes)

      • Care only at enhanced rate (0%, 0 Votes)

      • Care only at standard rate (8%, 1 Votes)

      • Mobility only at enhanced rate (0%, 0 Votes)

      • Mobility only at standard rate (0%, 0 Votes)

      • Application in progress (8%, 1 Votes)

      • I'm not applying for PIP (23%, 3 Votes)


        Total Voters: 13



    NB: This survey is only open to people who are eligible to make a claim for this DWP benefit

    Dr Charles Shepherd
    Hon Medical Adviser, MEA
     
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  2. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    I hope that evens up a bit when there's a few more votes in. 7 rejected out of nine is far bleaker than I thought.
     
  3. AndyPR

    AndyPR Senior Member

    I wonder how many of those who don't apply are the same as me, in that the only reason that I haven't applied is that I'm reluctant to get involved in the confusing, stressful world of the benefits system - my wife and I are of the opinion that the cost to me is not worth the extra money. But I do recognise that in having a supportive partner who works, our own home, no debts and relatively low levels of expenditure means that I am in a very fortunate situation compared to most.
     
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  4. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    I was like that for years, particularly when I was very severely affected. Ironically, it was the ESA changes that made me get it, because I could no longer be sure of other income. At which point I found that, given how ill I was and the support I got, it was pretty much a doddle for me. Not expecting that now.

    Fair to say that DLA was always hard to get in general anyway (only 40% success), so PIP isn't likely to be easy either.
     
  5. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    I clicked the link but cant see the survey, is it just me?
     
  6. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    It's on the front page. Where I'm glad to see the results have taken a turn for the better.
     
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  7. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    thanks. I shall fill it in and you will see it take a turn for the worse.

    edit: still cant see it on the front page either.
     
  8. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/

    Scroll down a bit.
     
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  9. Wendymay

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    I've applied for pip and waiting to hear from them . I'm informed the next step is an interview x
     
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    charles shepherd Senior Member

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