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Worried about PIP assessment

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Angiebabes2410
Angiebabes2410 Community member Posts: 70 Courageous
edited February 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I have my PIP assessment next week and I'm worried sick about it. I have a wheelchair and elbow crutches and i really struggle every day. I got diabetes type 2 and 2 slipped disks in my back for 20 years I can't stand for many minutes or walk further than the car and I can't sit for long either. My right leg is numb from nerve damage and my right arm doesnt work well either. ( Apart from that I'm fine lol ) and im taking antidepressants as im very depressed and my family all passed away i am totally alone all the time.  Please help me xx

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  • iza
    iza Scope Member Posts: 703 Pioneering
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    Hi, Sorry to hear how much your health is affected. 
    Please make sure you are not going alone to the assessment. 
    Let's see if @BenefitsTrainingCo can advice you how to prepare for the assessment day. 

    Make sure you do not stress to much even if you are really worry all about it. 
    Be positive. 
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Angiebabes2410, and welcome to the community!

    It sounds like you're dealing a lot, and I really hope our community members can support and advise you. Here is some guidance on preparing for a PIP assessment that you may like to read, and do feel free to ask any questions and we'll do our best to help. All the best and keep us updated!
  • sue66
    sue66 Community member Posts: 124 Pioneering
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    Hi @Angiebabes2410  I would have thought you would qualify for a home visit?
  • wildlife
    wildlife Community member Posts: 1,293 Pioneering
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    @Angiebabes2410 If you're going to drive to the assessment centre I advise you not to do this as this will not help you get the mobility points you obviously need to keep the car if it's a motability car. Ring the number on your appointment letter and say you need a taxi and arrange this with them. You have to get their agreement to this to claim the money back. 


  • Angiebabes2410
    Angiebabes2410 Community member Posts: 70 Courageous
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    The assessor came to my home . I didnt have to ask them to come here they gave me the appointment at home. Unfortunately i am having to appeal against their decision because they are giving me less than before on DLA
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Disability Gamechanger
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    Angiebabes2410 said: Unfortunately i am having to appeal against their decision because they are giving me less than before on DLA
    Par for the course I am afraid. Given that PIP was made more difficult to get  together with the complete removal of the low rate of DLA is it generally accepted that you will get a reduced PIP award by comparison.
  • Angiebabes2410
    Angiebabes2410 Community member Posts: 70 Courageous
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    So do i have to just cope with the reduced amount ? I thought a lot of people have been able to appeal and i read 85% win their appeal
  • Gaina
    Gaina Community member Posts: 135 Pioneering
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    So do i have to just cope with the reduced amount ? I thought a lot of people have been able to appeal and i read 85% win their appeal

    I can understand why people would be put off appealing when the initial process is stressful enough, but personally I would. As well as the figure you cited, 8% of applicants are successful at the MR stage (SOURCE : Disabled Go News). 

    Good luck, whatever you decide to do. ?
  • JamesMcDonald2019
    JamesMcDonald2019 Community member Posts: 11 Connected
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    Hi there, just had my PIP assessment and was really
    worried about it at first but the lady who came out from the assessment services was very understanding and made sure I wasn’t feeling pressured. We had a long chat about my disability and how I am with my
    mental health. 

    Luckily she was understanding and let me have time to answer certain questions. 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
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    That's good to hear @JamesMcDonald2019. I hope you get a positive outcome. :smile:
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