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well the letter isn't that great, but my representative has sent it in, before i planned a trip to brum to see my elderly mother whose been in hospital but my representative said if they refuse a paper assessment i'll have to turn up for face to face on 22nd one thing this purgatory won't last forever, though it could be extended if i'm declared fit at least 6 months to appeal
 
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I think youve said you also suffer social anxiety couldn’t you use that to say you couldn’t cope with a face to face. I know how hard it is to get out of the house let alone a face to face.
 
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but if i can't cope with a face to face it'll be a home assessment and i remember one advocate advising against that, my place isn't that level of mess, what if they see the computer etc

i am basicall y saying that and this new letter the gp is more suppportive talking about problems waiting at her surgery
 
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I find that so annoying as I’ve been told similar. Just because you have MH probs doesn’t mean you Have to live in a shit tip. In fact in my case if mine isn’t tidy my anxiety goes thru the roof. And so what you’ve got a computer, so have 90% of the population. You could always move it away for the day. I was told for one home visit, leave a weeks worth of dishes in the sink , don’t clean up ,and wear dirty clothes and don’t wash your hair. Leave a vodka bottle /beer cans in site. But why should you have to do this . Yes I know some people with MH issues find coping with a home difficult and I understand this, but it’s not in all cases. It’s all down to bad MH training.
 
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i've also got a big box of paints brushes etc in the hallway i admit it was partly to impress people, though i have been decorating, where do i put them

and i've been turned down after home assessments for care

bad mental health training theres a chance i could be assessed by someone with no mental health training
 
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I remember one time when I was manic I decorated the room but painted the carpet to match. (it seemed logical at the time) Wish they could have visited me then.
 
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but those are the times they don't see you, you have to have a level of health to make a modern gps appt waiting an hour in the surgery
 
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got lettter they've cancelled the appt fri, was getting suicidal, panic attacke literally scared shitless couldn't shit, not sleeping as well

seems i'm beyond psychiatric help and the so called help of the dwp

in some ways the women were making passes at me guess now back to been a lepor

can't have it both ways nowadays

theres no pleasing some people
 
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depressed so ill they don't need to see me, not what they told me when they said i was stabilised on meds as a young lunatic, strangely they were telling me i could work at a time when as one psychiatrist said perceived wisdom was schitzos shouldn't work

think now a lot of it was medics feeling justified in lieing and building up hopes, the risk of suicide ,them wanting compliance with meds that they felt more likely if they argued some on med cure
 
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I’ve just sent off my reassessment form myself, last year I was awarded support group without a face to face.
I’m decidedly worse this year than I was last in terms of mental health and pain so hoping same again with ESA.

Still fighting for PIP a year on 😞
 
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I’ve just sent off my reassessment form myself, last year I was awarded support group without a face to face.
I’m decidedly worse this year than I was last in terms of mental health and pain so hoping same again with ESA.

Still fighting for PIP a year on 😞
I hope your ESA goes OK.

Sorry you've been waiting so long for PIP. Did you get declined?
 
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I did get declined, I was given 0 points for anything originally and then they changed and gave me a lowly 2 points! All my words were twisted, “I rarely see friends, at most once every two or three months, sometimes not even that! And usually if I do it’s just here at home or someone else see house and I need my partner with me” became “Has friends over to house, or goes to theirs every weekend”

Has an appeal in November but the adjourned it without seeing me as the previous person took so long. Said I’d have a new date in January, then forgot about me and only getting it next week *sigh*

If it wasn’t for ESA I think me and my fiancé would be living off next to nothing, even with his wage!

Fingers crossed for both eh?
 
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I did get declined, I was given 0 points for anything originally and then they changed and gave me a lowly 2 points! All my words were twisted, “I rarely see friends, at most once every two or three months, sometimes not even that! And usually if I do it’s just here at home or someone else see house and I need my partner with me” became “Has friends over to house, or goes to theirs every weekend”

Has an appeal in November but the adjourned it without seeing me as the previous person took so long. Said I’d have a new date in January, then forgot about me and only getting it next week *sigh*

If it wasn’t for ESA I think me and my fiancé would be living off next to nothing, even with his wage!

Fingers crossed for both eh?
:( I'm sorry, that's horrible. Don't get how they think it's OK to lie. Do you have any input from mental health services?

The lady who did my PIP assessment in 2017 only thought I had mental health issues in specific areas (despite my mental health issues being way more disabling than my physical health disabilities). So like where with eating I need assistance to cut food up and someone to supervise me so I don't choke/have a severe reaction, I flat out won't eat unless I'm encouraged (I have anorexia, and without encouragement I don't eat or drink for days). Therefore, you can cut up all the food if you want, if I am not told to eat by someone I trust, I will not do it, same for drinking. She decided I just needed assistance to cut up food to eat. She said it was because I wasn't under mental health services at the time of assessment (I struggle to engage with them for various reasons). However, in the question about budgeting she decided I deserved points because I have issues with complex budgeting because I don't see a future because of my depression and complex PTSD, so don't really care about money and so my mum watches over my finances, etc. Effectively, where she could give less points she would give me less points.

Guess it didn't really matter in the end because I still got enhanced daily living and standard mobility (although it should've been enhanced mobility due to the issues I have with walking and how I can't leave the house alone). I hope you get the award you need/is appropriate. If you need someone to talk to you're welcome to message me.
 
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Hi so sorry to butt in... I live in USA and we have SSI Social Security Income Disability with work credits. It has been over a year since I began the process. I have not heard from them in a few months.

I am worried too. I have a young son to support along with my own independence.

Can I work HMHHH... Do not think so.

Funny story I went to my Psych today and as I was driving I heard noise like a rat or a bird in my truck right in the middle of heavy traffic freaking out I was. So I did manage to pull over open all the doors and just make noises to make it leave the truck.

Nothing happened so I drove on I told my Psych about it and he thinks I am Hallucinating again-well it sure did not sound like anything but a varmit was in my car. I have a broken window so they can get in.

I feel like I am vomiting and choking out demons because of my ill will towards others. My Psych said they would lock me up if I said something like that to them. I called my son off school the other day stating this very problem.

I guess i am sick and insecure. Yeah just put me at a job I will be a liability. I can not keep a job anyways always fighting with my bosses. I am an adult do not try to humilate me.

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very presentable so I have this going against me at the hearing. Maybe I should jusrt go in as I feel that day instead of worrying how I look.
 
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Hi so sorry to butt in... I live in USA and we have SSI Social Security Income Disability with work credits. It has been over a year since I began the process. I have not heard from them in a few months.

I am worried too. I have a young son to support along with my own independence.

Can I work HMHHH... Do not think so.

Funny story I went to my Psych today and as I was driving I heard noise like a rat or a bird in my truck right in the middle of heavy traffic freaking out I was. So I did manage to pull over open all the doors and just make noises to make it leave the truck.

Nothing happened so I drove on I told my Psych about it and he thinks I am Hallucinating again-well it sure did not sound like anything but a varmit was in my car. I have a broken window so they can get in.

I feel like I am vomiting and choking out demons because of my ill will towards others. My Psych said they would lock me up if I said something like that to them. I called my son off school the other day stating this very problem.

I guess i am sick and insecure. Yeah just put me at a job I will be a liability. I can not keep a job anyways always fighting with my bosses. I am an adult do not try to humilate me.

I look b
very presentable so I have this going against me at the hearing. Maybe I should jusrt go in as I feel that day instead of worrying how I look.
How long does it take usually for it to happen?

Sorry you struggle too. It's awful the stress they put us through, which ironically makes everything worse. So stupid. Waste of time and money.
 
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:( I'm sorry, that's horrible. Don't get how they think it's OK to lie. Do you have any input from mental health services?

The lady who did my PIP assessment in 2017 only thought I had mental health issues in specific areas (despite my mental health issues being way more disabling than my physical health disabilities). So like where with eating I need assistance to cut food up and someone to supervise me so I don't choke/have a severe reaction, I flat out won't eat unless I'm encouraged (I have anorexia, and without encouragement I don't eat or drink for days). Therefore, you can cut up all the food if you want, if I am not told to eat by someone I trust, I will not do it, same for drinking. She decided I just needed assistance to cut up food to eat. She said it was because I wasn't under mental health services at the time of assessment (I struggle to engage with them for various reasons). However, in the question about budgeting she decided I deserved points because I have issues with complex budgeting because I don't see a future because of my depression and complex PTSD, so don't really care about money and so my mum watches over my finances, etc. Effectively, where she could give less points she would give me less points.

Guess it didn't really matter in the end because I still got enhanced daily living and standard mobility (although it should've been enhanced mobility due to the issues I have with walking and how I can't leave the house alone). I hope you get the award you need/is appropriate. If you need someone to talk to you're welcome to message me.

I don’t have any input from mental health services at the moment as I’ve been struggling to get referred. Usually it’s “Oh but you’re on meds you don’t need further help” or “Here call this number when you need to” Great thanks, using the phone gives me panic attacks but sure I’ll do that! I’ve fianlly been referred again for an assessment as my doctor agrees there is more there’s than just anxiety and depression, also likely at least PTSD if not more. But it’s after my Appeal :(

I’ve many physical issues too due to fibromyalgia, I can’t walk very far without being in pain, dripping with sweat and exhausted. Walking to my docs; which is 300m so further that the holy 200m mentioned in PIP, leaves me feeling faint as well. But as it’s more than 200m...even though that’s where the bus stop is.....
yesterday I went out for a bit, with my OH and such. Today? I can barely move with the pain, my chronic fatigue is terrible and my mood is very low. Just hoping I get somewhere with this appeal; I’ve been told most people do!
 
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I don’t have any input from mental health services at the moment as I’ve been struggling to get referred. Usually it’s “Oh but you’re on meds you don’t need further help” or “Here call this number when you need to” Great thanks, using the phone gives me panic attacks but sure I’ll do that! I’ve fianlly been referred again for an assessment as my doctor agrees there is more there’s than just anxiety and depression, also likely at least PTSD if not more. But it’s after my Appeal :(

I’ve many physical issues too due to fibromyalgia, I can’t walk very far without being in pain, dripping with sweat and exhausted. Walking to my docs; which is 300m so further that the holy 200m mentioned in PIP, leaves me feeling faint as well. But as it’s more than 200m...even though that’s where the bus stop is.....
yesterday I went out for a bit, with my OH and such. Today? I can barely move with the pain, my chronic fatigue is terrible and my mood is very low. Just hoping I get somewhere with this appeal; I’ve been told most people do!

How frustrating, I'm sorry services in your area are so bad! I hope the appointment goes well, I guess it can't hurt to mention it in the appeal? But I dunno...I've never been to an appeal so I'm not sure how they work. :S

I'm sorry you find walking so hard too. I have similar issues, pain, fatigue, repeated dislocations, etc. Awful. I don't have fibromyalgia I don't think, although my rheumatologist said on a letter I might have "secondary fibromyalgia" which...idk, doesn't make sense to me given my other diagnoses.

I've heard a lot of people do win their appeal, so have no doubt you will win too, just go in prepared I guess. I hope it's quick and you get what you deserve.
 
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the letter saying the asessment is ambiguous so i'm meeting my representative and we're phoning to find out exactly what they are saying, i could phone but worry the idea i can make a coherent phone call could be held against me, i think it's unlikely but don't want to risk it
 
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No it’s understandable, I can make phone calls but it gives me panic attacks and I feel sick and need to rest after. But worried about it being used against me so now my fiancé makes all phone calls he can for me. People in ESA and PIP look for ANY excuse to deny you I think.

I pretty much got turned down for PIP for being intelligent and having manners....

Waiting to hear back from ESA myself about my reassment!
Hope you get sorted
 
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i've got the support group for 18 months noticed the tone of voice of the benefit clark answering the phone far more friendly seeing i have a carer