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PIP - It's mental not physical

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Shel85
Shel85 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi, I'm new at this so please excuse if I sound silly. 
I have had my med examination on the 1st of June and today is then 26th of June. I have requested for my reports and received it. Upon reading it. I have noticed that the lady has put down I'm able to do everything alone...but this is untrue. I get the help of my daughter and family who also support me too. I have been suffering from mental health problems for a very very long time.
I have psychologist working with me too. 

I have not yet received any information in whether I have been rejected or awarded. But now reading this is making me feel like I have been kind of cheated.

I dont know how to feel. She wrote I was normal and came across as relaxed and chilled out when I know I was faaaar from it!
Anyhow I think I've just lost hope. I don't think I'll be taking action towards this if it was rejected. 


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    This is why it's not always a good idea to request the report before a decision is made. The report is a recommendation only. Whilst they most go with it, they have been known to go against it. Once the decision is made if you're not happy you can challenge it by requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration.
    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.
  • mistakes65
    mistakes65 Community member Posts: 105 Courageous
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    I’f I can make a comment on this , when I first applied last year for PIP my main factor was mental health related MASSIVE issues I had at the time stupidly my fault not included in the original claim enough evidence as such . I was refused PIP . I took it to MR after having obtained further professional evidence and was again turned down .

    so I went down the tribunal route . First though I sought advice from CAB and my GP and obtained further medical and professional evidence which I should have done in the first place although that wouldn’t have guaranteed them accepting it in the first instance .

    It has been ( still is ) along hard road and times when I was going to give up but I battled on and won my tribunal beginning of this month .

    I guess what I’m trying to say is if the outcome isn’t what you wanted and you feel that you want to take it further then do so if you feel you can .
    It is a long process and does take it out on you BUT if you believe you can fight for what you feel is right then keep going 
  • Shel85
    Shel85 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    I know I messed up, by talking soo much. But that's how my mental health is. To be honest I've always been a great actress especially around my kids. I held back alot of emotions talking about things about my mental health.

     She wrote I don't have help with medication and i have no therapy...yes i do. my mental health nurse and psychologist work with me every week. But here i know the interviewer didn't write what I said. Hence why I feel cheated. 
  • Lottie1732
    Lottie1732 Community member Posts: 125 Pioneering
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    @Shel85 You hang on in there!  My telephone assessor was exactly like yours. Most of what was in the report (which I've not seen, but it was cut and pasted into the decision letter, errors and all) was the exact opposite of what I said and what's on my PIP form. The assessor didn't read it. The decision maker didn't read it. I told them this in my MR letter and said that, given this is so life critical, I deserved better consideration and respect.  

    It's a difficult and stressful process but you owe it to yourself, having come this far, to challenge them on it so that you can get what you're entitled to. 
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