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Postby Ellie94 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:26 am

Hello everyone,

I'm new to this forum, only found it after having fibro for nearly 2 years. I've struggled through it up till this point but at the grand old age of 24, I've finally had enough. I've been scared, frankly, to apply for PIP due to the horror stories I've heard about assessments. I'm having to give up full time work and go to 17.5 hours due to more frequent, and more painful flare-ups. Has anyone been to an assessment recently? I'm waiting for my form to come after starting a claim on the phone. Any tips for filling that out as well? Any info would be so helpful :)
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Re: Forum newbie

Postby *Lisa* » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:57 pm

Hi & :welcome: lots of PIP info around the boards.

Here is a link to one of the topics viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16818&start=45

I have put a lot of info on this to help others as well.

Good luck!
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Re: Forum newbie

Postby Sals » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:44 am

hi Ellie94,

Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear you have FM :cry: .

There are lots of friendly/helpful people on here.

The Benefits and Work website (as suggested in the posts from the above link) is very helpful.

Good luck with the form filling. CAB (Citizens Advice Bureaux) are generally a great help with that.

:hugs: x
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