My interview for the Personal Independence Plan is tomorrow – wish me luck
I am feeling a tad nervous, I have waited over six months for this interview.
So tomorrow is the day where finally I get to have my interview for the PIP, (Personal Indpendence Plan) which if you are eligible gives you some financial help towards living costs etc.
I don’t think I stand a chance of getting it, but who knows. I feel very nervous about it, always these things make you feel like a fraud especially when you are undiagnosed and don’t have an ‘obvious’ disability visually.
I am including the picture below, which is one that automatically comes up when you type PIP
What I find interesting is that every single person depicted has a visible disability which slightly irks me, maybe I am in one of those moods.
What about people who have invisible illnesses, be they mental, physical or both?
You look at these kind of images and instantly feel like you shouldn’t be going along.
I know there are those far worse off than me, so it’s not the grumble really about a comparison, it is a grumble really that people who don’t ‘appear’ to have anything wrong them, aren’t always taken seriously or considered as needing help, that’s my little gripe.
So there we have it. Let’s see what tomorrow brings. They gave me an appointment that will take nearly an hour and a half’s drive to get to, even though there are centres 20 mins away. Sitting in the car gives me no end of pain grief, but it was accept it or cancel, then risk waiting another six months and being given the same centre again.
That is life in the tropics.
Roll on tomorrow I say!
If you want to find out what PIP is from the official source please click here: PIP Gov UK
Big hugs Justine xxx
© Justine Nagaur