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Pip review process has made me ill

roxiehroxieh Member Posts: 13 Listener
edited September 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I recently made another post regarding my pip renewal experience, just wanted to update really, the assessment was too much lasted over 2 hours, I cried hysterically throughout couldn't breathe, speak, fell asleep a few times An still the assessment went on An on , it's really made me ill I haven't been able to pick myself up from it,  2 weeks after assessment I've self harmed a few times just the sheer pressure of it, can't eat or sleep and still no news on decision, following advice on here I asked for a copy of the assessors report but that hasn't come either, I'm expecting the worse result as I wasn't capable of saying how daily life effects me, my gp wrote a letter saying how the assessment needed to be carried out in my best interests and welfare An the assessor refused to read it, I no what will be will be but this process has made me so unwell an I'm expecting to b stripped of the little existing original award, appaz result will be a while as many dms are on the summer holiday leave !!!!!


  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    edited August 2017
    Hi @roxieh,

    I'm sorry to hear of your experience with PIP - it sounds like you're having a really tough time.

    If you're self-harming, it is important that you discuss this with someone who is qualified to help. Please call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free) or email them at [email protected]

    You might also benefit from reading MIND’s information on how you can help yourself: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/self-harm/about-self-harm/?o=6809#.WZ6nz8aZNmA

    If you feel that you may be an immediate danger to yourself, please call 999 or go to your local hospital right away.

    You are not alone here on our community. Please do keep us posted on your PIP claim.
  • roxiehroxieh Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Thanks Liam for the kind words, spoke to my gp today feeling a bit more positive about things thanks again.
  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    That's great to hear, @roxieh. :)
  • RebeccaMHadvisorRebeccaMHadvisor Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    Hi @roxieh

    It sounds as though you have gone through a really difficult time with your PIP assessment and Liam is right about getting the help and support you deserve.

    Do you have an update on your assessment?

    From what you have said I know that you need that decision, one way or another, before you can start to focus on yourself and your mental health.

    Try and take care of yourself and make sure that you eat something even though you might not want to.

  • roxiehroxieh Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Hi just wanted to update still no decision on my pip I had a nasty fall really hurt my back and hand but not been able to go to the hospital there's a bone pointing out of my hand etc but hurts less than it did 10 days ago, I did get a letter today saying they had all the info they needed to make a decision in a really weird way the pain has distracted me from pip but thank you for the replies 
  • roxiehroxieh Member Posts: 13 Listener
    I also did receive a copy of the assessment report
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @roxieh

    I'm so so sorry to hear about your problems to date !!!!

    Have you been to see anyone about your hand ???

    Is the bone still pointing out ???

    I'm glad that you have received your assessment report.

    Please please try not to worry about things I know that is easier said than done.

    Please please let us know if things are getting too much.

    "That's What We Are All Here For"
  • roxiehroxieh Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Hi Steve thanks for the kind reply it just feels like everything at the moment is going wrong, no due to my agoraphobia I've not been able to get help with my hand and back I'm just hoping they will get better by themselves but haven't as yet, there's just so many things going on at the moment and every day I'm dreading the brown envelope from pip it really is to much there should be a form your doctor can sign one a year to say no change and that's the end of it probs save the tax payer a fortune 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger

    It's my pleasure anytime is ok ??

    I'm so sorry things are still very difficult for you my heart goes out to you !!!

    If you are still having problems with your hand & back you must phone 999 if you can't get there yourself.

    Please please don't worry about your "brown letter" 

    You have better things to worry about !!!

    Please please keep in touch "night or day"

  • AlisonmAlisonm Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi Roxieh, so very sorry to hear about all that you have gone through due to having to apply for PIP, i had a bad experience myself, but it all turned out good in the end, just like i hope it will for you too.  Do you not have any family member who could get you to the hospital to sort out this sticking out bone? its so very easy to get an infection with open wounds, you really need to get it checked out.  Have you spoken to anyone on the helpline here?  
    Really hoping that you are ok
    best regards to you
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    A sticking out bone, that's actually poking through your skin? or do you mean a lump in your hand that feels like a bone?
    As for your PIP decision because you've got a copy of the assessment report, you can add up those points in the report and see what your total is for each part daily living and mobility. You need at least 8 points in either or both parts for an award. Mostly the decision maker goes with this report and awards what stated in there. Good luck and hopefully not too long now.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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