In had an 'unexpected' call from them a bout 4 weeks ago now..........wasn't planned or anything, so they caught me off guard..(bit naughty really as I didn't have the opportunity to record it)but they knew that!!
She was ok, just wanted to clear up a couple of things from my written application, she said she'd spoken to my Psychologist, checked my other 'proof' document's, and that was it, call lasted about 30 minutes..
Because the call was unexpected, I wasn't prepared, and didnt have my photo copied application ready to refer too, I was pretty stressed, upset and pretty nervous, she could hear that I wasn't coping well with the call..
She asked me to go into more detail about my blackouts, how often, how long do they last, how do I feel after them..
Also about my personal care(I'm OCD so that is freakishly out of control at the best of times)..
They're not bothered about your Physical or MH diagnosis, they just want to hammer down how if affects your daily life, so you must emphasise your struggles with that. If you get upset when talking to them, let them see how your struggling and not handling the call that well..
I have to send mine off soon and not looking forward to a phone call although if it gets me a longer award, i don't mind giving more information. I can communicate verbally anyway and they cannot tell anything else over the phone i don't think.
It is better than having to go to an assessment i feel.
I’d hate to have a phone appointment I’m hopeless talking about myself on the phone. I was seeing a psychologist 18 months ago but with covid they became telephone meeting and i just clammed up and said they were a waste of time .
Good luck funnyday . If youve kept a copy of the PIP form you sent in keep it near you so you can refer to it. I would also make some notes as to how your feeling if theres anything different you may have missed out on the form . I would also have a drink by you cos if your anything like me your mouth will be dry from anxiety
Talk about anxiety harvest. PIP just called me to reschedule the appointment for next Monday. They said that they can't locate a healthcare professional to carry today's appointment out. Bunch of Muppets.
I'm really anxious today. I'm just having a few beers hoping to relax and go with the flow tomorrow. I keep looking at advice from the website benefits and work. There is so much good info that I can't possibly remember it all tomorrow when on the phone. I keep thinking that they will just award me zero points.