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Advice needed after talking to assessor

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edelp70
edelp70 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited April 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi guys
So sent form in for renewal that was fine. Had more evidence. I got a text saying lady needed to speak to me in regards to my application. It was a paper assessment but she just needed me on phone for 10 minutes to clarify which was ok. 
She asked about mental health, I mentioned I had counciling etc. I didn't mention that I recently got put on new medication for mental health. The medication list I sent in months ago had my old medicines. Do you think it's worth saying that I am on new medicine to help my mental health as it isn't good. 
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    It would be worth talking about how your mental health currently affects you day to day @edelp70. If this means mentioning the medication, or anything else, then it would be worth it  :)
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
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    Hello @edelp70 and a warm welcome to the community. 
    Have you heard any more from PIP as to the outcome of your paper-based assessment? 

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  • edelp70
    edelp70 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    @Adrian_Scope thank you. Nothing yet 
     They have made contact with gp and my rheumatologist (which is good) but no more word

    @L_Volunteer I did end up contacting the assessor again and giving the details of medication. I did put on form specifically mental health affect me so hopefully it works out. Just have to wait 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can hear how this is progressing but you would like to hear more from them @edelp70. Hopefully, more words soon. 

    How do you feel it went contacting the assessor again and giving the details of the medication? Wishing you the best of luck with this.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if you would like to talk about this further or if there's anything we can do to support you, especially whilst you wait  :)
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  • edelp70
    edelp70 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    @L_Volunteer
    Hiya 
    I got a text saying report was done so I request my report and me contacting the assessor was taken into account. They were v nice
    The assessor report was very favourable to me and everything was taken into consideration in a good way 
    So I am very happy. So I am literally just waiting for the decision to me done
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