Hi everyone, looking a bit of advice with applying for PIP. I was Diagnosed with RRMS 19 years ago and have only recently decided to apply for PIP as my mobility and day-to-day living with fatigue is getting worse. I do work part-time in a office,but when I get home at 2pm Im totally drained and often sleep the rest of the afternoon away. I am dreading the consultation which is in a couple of weeks. Cause of Co-Vid it will be done by telephone. Any hints or advice on how to deal with this would be great.

Have a look here https://www.mssociety.org.uk/care-and-support/financial-help/brief-guide-to-benefits/personal-independence-payment hope it’s of some help to you.

how can anyone understand fatigue unless they have a medical condition that causes it?

to be honest, it was bad enough in the days before covid.

anyway follow the link given by Horsemad so that you know what they will be asking.

I remember how picky they were. Just because you explained fatigue in answering question 1, doesn’t mean they don’t need it explaining again in Questions 2, 3, 4 and so on ad infinitum.

Don’t let it stress you out. (although it stressed me badly).

remember you are not asking for anything that you are not entitled to.

good luck

Carole x