Hiya nemonie, thats a nice Christmas suprise
I just did my renewal, results in above post, have noticed that prof G has reviewed the dwp disabilty handbook and written the advice for it, so I think it helps to have a good letter of evidence from a rheumy especially prof G.
Esa Atos in for a shock as I sent my dla forms along with my evidence for esa renwal last month, should give them some good christmas reading if they can't sleep
I am thinking and hoping that the dm's are now going to have a beter understanding of the impact of hms/eds on people and how it affects their lives, am also hoping that those who have put forward for appeal will be granted at reconsideration.
Hope all is well with you, enjoy not having to think about form filling for another 8 months and at least when it gets close to the time you can start filling it out in advance on the downloadable pdf on the B&W site and have it all ready especially as they have shortened the turn around time, mine was 4 weeks from getting it to having it back on their desk!
All the best