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bernie1984
bernie1984 Scope Member Posts: 1 Listener
I had my assessment on Thursday and at the end of the call, she said I can appeal. Why would she say this? Has she already made up her mind? 
I have fibromyalgia and fnd and migraines. I stated that I use handrails in the bathroom and have to keep hold of them when I having a wash.
I can’t peel veg due to my hands seizing up and pain in my wrists and I’ve burned food because I’ve gone to rest and forgotten about it. I can’t cut up food because I can use a knife and fork but I pick it up and eat it that way. I told her that any form of physical activity causes pain. 
I forgot to mention that I use the radiator to pull myself up when using the toliet. 
I feel like I missed so much but I just couldn’t think straight. She also asked me how does shingles affect me as it’s on my diagnosis report that I sent. It doesn’t I’ve just had it a couple of times when I’ve gotten run down. She asked me how far can I walk and I said the length of a swimming pool but it would cause me pain 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,990 Disability Gamechanger
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    She was probably just making conversation, she was correct, any decision can be appealed. She doesn't make decisions, only a decision maker can do that.

    A report will be written which is based on her opinion of everything you sent, what you wrote in your form and everything you said during the assessment. This will then be returned to DWP. A decision maker will then look at that as well as everything else you sent and make a decision.

    There's never enough of time during any assessment to tell them everything. This is what the form is for so you can have your chance to tell them everything about how your conditions affect you. The assessment is just to gather more evidence.

    Now you've had the assessment, once the report is returned a decision can take anything up to 12 weeks.
    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.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @bernie1984 and a warm welcome to our online community, how are you keeping?

    Just to wish you the very best of luck with the outcome of your PIP claim. I can understand you questioning what the assessor said, however try not to worry too much at this point. Until that decision letter is received, it's difficult to reliably assume any particular outcome so concentrate on your wellbeing and keeping distracted. 

    Should you need any support in the future or have any other questions, please give us a shout :)

    Take care and good luck!
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