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pip assessment

carys
carys Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi I am so scared. I've never been asked for an assessment since I have been on DLA then PIP and I have just received a text from independent assessment services. Does this mean I will definitely have to have a consultation. I just can't do it it paralysed me with me fear when I got this text.
Pls can anyone help

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,444 Disability Gamechanger
    What did the text say exactly? Most people have assessments which are mostly by telephone. Some are still face to face or video call.
    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.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Hi @carys, welcome to our community. I know assessments can be really stressful to think about and go through, but you can always have support. Many are over the phone, few are face to face anymore. 

    Do you have anyone who can help you through any potential assessment? A family member or friend?
    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
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  • carys
    carys Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Even over the phone terrifies me, maybe even more so. Severe anxiety is a bit part of my conditions and so I can't speak a lot of the time when faced with things like this .
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    If over the phone is even worse than face to face or video you can speak to the Independent Assessment Service on what would be best for you.

    Is it possible someone can contact them on your behalf and explain your situation?
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  • carys
    carys Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yes I think the lady who filmed in the pip form me could do that. Thank you

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