Pip requesting further medical evidence

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So I'm extremely stressed about pip I had letter sent through the post the other day saying I might not need to go to a face to face but they have requested further medical evidence from my care Co ordinator and dr
I stupidly rang them up and asked if they had received any replies yet and they book a appointment for me and I agreed (which I regret doing because I don't think I can go!)

But I'm extremely worried about what this means? Do they think I've lied? Not only that my gp isn't that involved with my mental health and he might put down the opposite of what I've written and then I will be screwed. I haven't been able to eat since getting the letter and I really feel like I'm in edge again
 
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I think this is just normal practice. You care coordinator will know your MH .conditions and your gp will just confirm your meds and treatment. And if you’ve seen him for anything else recently that will be noted
They seem to have eased up a bit and are not quite as aggressive. I had mine a few weeks ago and it only lasted half an hour and she was quite nice to me.
 
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no they just ask for more evidence for 2 reasons 1 is proof 2 is stop people going through with it just go to your gp ask her or him to write a referral or your doctor/psychologist i assure you just need to more proof
 
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I think this is just normal practice. You care coordinator will know your MH .conditions and your gp will just confirm your meds and treatment. And if you’ve seen him for anything else recently that will be noted
They seem to have eased up a bit and are not quite as aggressive. I had mine a few weeks ago and it only lasted half an hour and she was quite nice to me.
i remember when i had to get interviewed felt like absolute shit after its best to bring a family member if you need support i did it helped if i didnt get across a point because of my mental state in the interview my mother was by my side fighting my corner
 
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I think this is just normal practice. You care coordinator will know your MH .conditions and your gp will just confirm your meds and treatment. And if you’ve seen him for anything else recently that will be noted
They seem to have eased up a bit and are not quite as aggressive. I had mine a few weeks ago and it only lasted half an hour and she was quite nice to me.
Yeah I guess I'm just really panicking at the moment, I've had a lot of uncertainty with life at the moment and one of the reasons I put of claiming pip for so long was because I can't deal with the stress and uncertainty. My care co ordinator is a bit better then my gp but still not the best, wish I applied when my previous care co ordinator advised me to he was super at writing supporting letters! It just worries me I guess because like I said all my gp does is repeat my prescriptions he rarely has any input with things in that way he obviously gets things like my discharge letters or when I've been admitted etc etc

Another thing as well with my care co is that I did send a 'supporting' letter that she had written but it wasn't very in depth with how my day to day life is it was just like this is what I have etc etc. I mentioned they would probably need more and she said she'll just wait for them to contact her if they do, a litter frustrating because I knew the letter she had written wouldn't be enough.

i remember when i had to get interviewed felt like absolute shit after its best to bring a family member if you need support i did it helped if i didnt get across a point because of my mental state in the interview my mother was by my side fighting my corner
I don't have a great relationship with my family so I'm hoping if I do have to go to the face to face (going to try and follow up and getting supporting evidence sent asap) that eiter my care co will come (doubt it) or my close friend will come.
 
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Yeah I guess I'm just really panicking at the moment, I've had a lot of uncertainty with life at the moment and one of the reasons I put of claiming pip for so long was because I can't deal with the stress and uncertainty. My care co ordinator is a bit better then my gp but still not the best, wish I applied when my previous care co ordinator advised me to he was super at writing supporting letters! It just worries me I guess because like I said all my gp does is repeat my prescriptions he rarely has any input with things in that way he obviously gets things like my discharge letters or when I've been admitted etc etc

Another thing as well with my care co is that I did send a 'supporting' letter that she had written but it wasn't very in depth with how my day to day life is it was just like this is what I have etc etc. I mentioned they would probably need more and she said she'll just wait for them to contact her if they do, a litter frustrating because I knew the letter she had written wouldn't be enough.



I don't have a great relationship with my family so I'm hoping if I do have to go to the face to face (going to try and follow up and getting supporting evidence sent asap) that eiter my care co will come (doubt it) or my close friend will come.
that is good if your care co would go over a friend
 
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It would be helpful but I very much doubt she will be able to she is very busy and has a lot of different patients to see, which I fully understand
seems really important surely this is covered in her job ? meant to help you with stuff you struggle with this would put a massive weight off your back no ?
 
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seems really important surely this is covered in her job ? meant to help you with stuff you struggle with this would put a massive weight off your back no ?
I suppose it it, but when I asked her to come to my esa she said no because it's not possible for her to go everywhere with her clients. To be honest I don't feel like she does much for me, I'm in the process of being transferred to a more 'specialist' team who I'm hoping will be able to help me a bit more. I've been trying to contact her yesterday and she said she would return my call but never did. Like I said I do understand 100% that she probably has a large case load to deal with though
 
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I suppose it it, but when I asked her to come to my esa she said no because it's not possible for her to go everywhere with her clients. To be honest I don't feel like she does much for me, I'm in the process of being transferred to a more 'specialist' team who I'm hoping will be able to help me a bit more. I've been trying to contact her yesterday and she said she would return my call but never did. Like I said I do understand 100% that she probably has a large case load to deal with though
while reading this it sort of makes my blood boil i assume you asked for help that is the help they gave you it is terrible case load is not your problem if you need help it should be provided for you have you looked into getting better help i dont know where you are situated uk ?
 
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while reading this it sort of makes my blood boil i assume you asked for help that is the help they gave you it is terrible case load is not your problem if you need help it should be provided for you have you looked into getting better help i dont know where you are situated uk ?
I'm in the south east are not London region though, I've always found the mental health services in my area to be hit or miss. Just luck of the draw who you get like I said my care co I had last year was brilliant and I was making good progress with him but he got promoted which doesn't surprise me he was great at his job. I've been under this team on and off for over two years now constantly told things will be put in place but never happen. I'm not the only one who feels this way with my area was talking about it in group psychotherapy today and everyone said the same about it. I do try and see things from their point of veiw and sympathize that they have a lot of work to do but at the same time I feel let down in some ways as well.
 
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I'm in the south east are not London region though, I've always found the mental health services in my area to be hit or miss. Just luck of the draw who you get like I said my care co I had last year was brilliant and I was making good progress with him but he got promoted which doesn't surprise me he was great at his job. I've been under this team on and off for over two years now constantly told things will be put in place but never happen. I'm not the only one who feels this way with my area was talking about it in group psychotherapy today and everyone said the same about it. I do try and see things from their point of veiw and sympathize that they have a lot of work to do but at the same time I feel let down in some ways as well.
i can relate it feels like unless you harm yourself or hurt someone else you wont get help i am in the process of going into a psych ward for people with autism/mental health problems it has been 6 months i am on the brink of suicide they keep phoning up asking how am i like to say if you feel better you dont have to come PURE piss takers they also sent 5 health professionals around to say we are here to make things better like going out to stupid day groups i said to them this would of been good 5 years ago when i started to going down hill now i need intensive care not day groups for 1 hour a day i hope you can get the help you deserve have you looked into going to hospital as a admission ? like a not planned section i wish i would of done that years ago but they brushed me off telling my mum can you keep him save ? like to say well you are responsible for him i dont need to find him a bed
 
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i can relate it feels like unless you cut yourself or hurt someone else you wont get help i am in the process of going into a psych ward for people with autism/mental health problems it has been 6 months i am on the brink of suicide they keep phoning up asking how am i like to say if you feel better you dont have to come PURE piss takers they also sent 5 health professionals around to say we are here to make things better like going out to stupid day groups i said to them this would of been good 5 years ago when i started to going down hill now i need intensive care not day groups for 1 hour a day i hope you can get the help you deserve have you looked into going to hospital as a admission ? like a not planned section i wish i would of done that years ago but they brushed me off telling my mum can you keep him save ? like to say well you are responsible for him i dont need to find him a bed
Nope I've voluntarily gone in many times and be sectioned as well, last time I was in hospital was December last year. I'd rather not go back I always feel much worse when I do, more traumatic being in that place for me
 
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Nope I've voluntarily gone in many times and be sectioned as well, last time I was in hospital was December last year. I'd rather not go back I always feel much worse when I do, more traumatic being in that place for me
sorry to hear :( hope things get better for you :hug: