Hi LD and all other PIP ladies....i also know very little about this and dont know whether i would qualify..can anyone tell me who i ring and what questions they ask? what is 'special circumstances'..i have skin mets(which macmillan dont class as secondary but i've been told its incurable). The only mobility problems i have are related to breathlessness...dont know whether this is the disease or just side effects of treatment??, painful feet and basically no energy to do anything..even change a bed. Also suffer with jont an muscle pain especially when o hormone treatment which i'll be starting again after chemo. Any info wold be welcome..thanks.
when I made my claim they asked me if I was claiming under special rules? I said yes and was put through to someone else. Asked me a few questions, I didn't have to fill in any form at all all seemed really simple!! it took less than 2 weeks to get the award and I am not sure which of my doctors completed the DS1500.
I'm pleased for you Natalie. I've decided that I'm going to ask my oncologist about the form for PIP and take it from there.
I rang up and applied following secondary diagnosis, I rang 27/10/14 and came home from work today to a letter confirming payment of benefit including enhanced mobility!!! Is this a record do you think? it has been awarded for 3 years and I am not even sure which of my Dr's completed the DS1500 as when I rang my GP they didn't think she had done it yet!!!
Oh well don't suppose will be around to collect the pension I have paid into for the past 25 years but I fully intend to be around to renew this in 2017.
All seems rather odd to be honest as I feel fit and well but am aware this could change, I have results of numerous scans on Thursday so lets hope my good luck continues until then.