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Donboy
Donboy Community member Posts: 9 Listener
Hi just wondering if there's anyone on here who has had the DM Go against the assessment report. I suffer with mental health and have severe anxiety and this has worsened waiting for my decision. My report suggests I have 13 points for care component.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,159 Disability Gamechanger
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    As you were advised on a previous thread, it's very rare this happens. https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/101977/hi-advice-on-assessment-report-for-pip#latest There's been very few members post here where a decision maker goes against the report.

    I completely understand how much anxiety it causes when you're waiting but there's nothing more you can do. Please try to focus on something else while you wait for the decision.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,669 Pioneering
    edited February 2023
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    You need to distract yourself, focusing on something which is out of your control, is a waste of energy. Also best to stick to the original thread.
  • livelife87
    livelife87 Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    I completely understand the anxiety related to waiting to hear back after reading the report. I kind of wish I never asked for it as I’m more anxious now than ever before, and I thought I had gone through the hardest part with the assessment. But I can’t stress about it too much otherwise I’d be non-functional so heed everyone’s advice and try to distract yourself with something positive. Good luck!
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