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TOPIC: PIP Medical

PIP Medical 7 months 2 weeks ago #200524

This is my 1st post here !

I had my PIP f2f on Friday 3rd Nov 2017 and It was fine with no problems or rudeness or anything like that,

At the end the nice lady opened the door for me and said " Please don't be worrying about this, you have more important things to worry about"

That made me feel like I am at least going to get some level of award !
I will update as soon as I hear anything good or bad !


PIP Medical 7 months 2 weeks ago #200551


Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

You should be able to request a copy of the assessment report by contacting the DWP office dealing with your claim.

PIP Decisions are currently taking 2-4 weeks.


PIP Medical 7 months 2 weeks ago #200616

Hi Gordon

Thanks for your reply !
How long after my F2F can I request a copy or my assessment or do I have to wait until a decision has been made ?


PIP Medical 7 months 2 weeks ago #200625

steven wrote: Hi Gordon

Thanks for your reply !
How long after my F2F can I request a copy or my assessment or do I have to wait until a decision has been made ?


You should be able to request it now.


PIP Medical 7 months 2 weeks ago #200643

Thanks Gordon

Its all happened very fast ! I got a text last Monday from DWP to say my form had been received, then 2 days later (wed) I got a call from atos to say they were in my area and did I want an early appointment, I said yes and had F2F on Friday !

The following user(s) said Thank You: Gordon

PIP Medical 7 months 1 week ago #201070

Hi Gordon

I received a copy of my F2F medical and have been given 5 points for the living component and 4 for the mobility which means I wont get anything .
This is a bit of a shock and the report is so contradictory !

One of my issues is chronic orchalgia which is chronic pain in my testicles ( this is after an accident at work ) due to this I am in constant pain which is much worse when I walk (I use a crutch)

For instance

This is exactly what was put on the descriptor " MOVING AROUND " by the ATOS nurse,

Descriptor B

"Justification for descriptor choice "

MSO noted that he does not report any physical restrictions with his legs.

Informal observation noted that he walked with the aid of an elbow crutch at a very slow pace with a steady gait from the waiting room to the assessment room, A distance of 20 metres,

Again he appeared to be in a lot of pain and discomfort and he stated his pain was 7/10 in his testes.

It is therefore reasonable to suggest that he can stand and then move more then 50 metres but no more then 200 metres, either aided or unaided repeatley, reliably and safely.


This is exactly what I put in my PIP application form :

Due to my debilitating Testicle pain ( chronic orchialgia ) i usually only go out once a week when a friend takes me to Asda shopping, I am unable to push the trolly at Asda so if i was alone it would be even more of a struggle !
My testicle pain is constantly at 5/10 even at rest and in bed,

I walk with a crutch because by taking some of my weight with the crutch this slightly reduces the pressure in my testicles.

I would say after i walk 15 meters my pain level reaches 10/10,
I have passed out through intense pain in the past but not for about 10 months as i now can sense the onset of passing out so i immediately take steps to stop this by sitting down asap.

My consultant has told me the intense pain of orchialgia can be enough to cause a heart attack, Even so i push myself through the pain barrier when i go to the shop because i feel i have to as i dont get any form of exercise, i cannot get out unless someone drives me or i use a taxi,

walking to the bus stop leaves me in intense testicle pain so even if i got on a bus i would be in too much pain to enjoy wherever i went to. Taxis are an expensive option.

I will not say i cannot walk over 20 meters (with my crutch) because if i go to Asda i do but i will say i have to endure the most intense testicle pain which has resulted in me being physically sick when i walk in excess of 15/20 meters, I was sick once in Morrisons and have never been in since as i would be to ashamed.

I would estimate an avarage healthy person my age walks 3 times faster then i can,
I sometimes walk to the local shop if i need somthing urgently and again this leaves me in 10/10 pain levels,

When i have been to the shop/asda my pain level remains very high for hours after i return home, often lasting into the following day when my pain eventually drops down to the usual 6/10, I am also very tired after i have been out although i never sleep well even taking sleeping tablets does not help,

I take more pain killers then i should do when i have been walking because of the extra high pain levels but it does not help much really.

I can only walk with the use of a crutch, I could not walk 20 meters on my own with no crutch, I would just fall over in pain.


Words fail me :|

Next step is a reconsideration, Can you give me a link please to any info on this ?

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