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littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
hi guys I no I'm not alone in the dreaded p.i.p review application etc.i sent in all my paper work,with a lot of evidence so was feeling quite confident .rang p.i.p too see how it was going .and when I would be getting a visit that I requested at home .i have multiple problems that started after 2014 when I had breast cancer .this resulted in permanent problems ,chronic fatigue,Fybro ,perineal nurapathy ,bad anxiety and agoraphobic problems .there saying I have too go in.i had a home visit first time ,them 2 had time went too them.was in tears the whole time ,Dident cope with it at all .resulted in points drop !.and I Dident have the fight in me too appeal.i feel defeated again already .any ideas please .ive emailed my m.p thank you 

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  • charlenecharlene Member Posts: 555 Pioneering

    Hi littleruthie, no you are not alone, sending you positive thoughts and a (((((hug)))),  Super, knowledgeable

     people on here, who most probably will be able to help.  Just wanted to say hi, and welcome to the group.

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Ah thanks Charlene hello too you as well x
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2018
    Im sorry to hear that @littleruthie123

    When did you get your results from them?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    I haven't been to the appointment yet.im hoping I can still try and get a home visit somehow lol.otherwise I will just have too go I suppose .......
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Ok, sorry @littleruthie123 I was confused then!

    Do you usually have home visits from your GP? If so can they write you a letter explaining why it is important for you?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Hi I usually have phone consultations  with my doc .she did me a great report .but we did say I use council community transport for hospital visits .which proberly  was a bad idea I think now 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Is it capita or dip who decided who needs home visit I'm confused?
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi littleruthie and welcome

    Ok it is Capita that decide whether you need a home visit.
    The only way now to get a home visit is for your GP to Write a letter stating catagorically that you cannot atten their centre and why. There is no room for maybe's or might be's it has to be a definate cannot attend

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • cobracobra Member Posts: 36 Courageous
    Hi @littleruthie123
    @CockneyRebel
    I’d Requested DWP for a home visit for PIP assessment which I reckon was a big mistake as when you’re at home you tend to be relaxed as you’re comfortable in your own elements. I know it’s painful to attend at DWP’s centre. 
    What I suggest is to go in a taxi (court will pay reasonable to/from centre costs)
    Get a wheelchair (if you haven’t got one, there are charities which will loan - some free some nominal charge. Go with a friend who can push you to /from the taxi. 
    In my case which I got tremendous support and encouragement on this site especially from @Matilda
    @CockneyRebel and others. After I’d sent my paperwork to the court and before the tribunal I got a call and I was awarded (partly) in my favour. So please don’t give up if you think you’re in your rights. Good luck.
    @cobra
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi cobra

    You are right about being more relaxed in your own home, you are used to managing in your own environment.
    Some people, especially if they have MH or agrophobia just will not be able to attend an assessment centre even by taxi
    Sorry but I cannot condone using a wheelchair if your do not normally use one, you are laying your self open to possible investigation.
    Always be truthful, but don't hide the truth. We get used to putting on a brave face and hiding how we truly are, you must let the assessor see the real you no matter how painful that might be

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • cobracobra Member Posts: 36 Courageous
    I only said that if he’s unable to walk long distance with all that pain and not for any other reasons. Some centres are not that near to where you can reasonably dropped of by a taxi.
    i apologise if my wordings were not correct and no time I can suggest anyone to do any other way.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Thanks all for advice .it took weeks too get a descent report from doctor ,don't think she will be keen asking her again. I was lucky she did that one .if I'm having a flare I'm just going too go as I am,I'm sure I will get penalised so will try and prepare myself for an appeal 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Well changed my mine and decided I will just have too be patient and stick too my guns.i spoke too a welfare adviser who has now spoken too capita ,and I'm just waiting for a cover letter from doctor.ive felt so down about this .but trying too get the bit of fight back I need.ive been through hell the last few years medically and physically ,my whole life has changed so I'm not giving in for now anyway!
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Fingers crossed for you, @littleruthie123!
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    I had too fight for sick pay first at work ,then fight with pain clinic after breast cancer treatment .then still fight too get proper diagnois ,then care at home with social workers too ,so it's just yet anther one .does it ever end ......l
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Hi still waiting for doctors letter too confirm not having too go too there centre for a face to face.ive just realised its been well over two weeks there had my  forms.but haven't offered me any appointment at all yet .has anyone else experienced this please?
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck
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  • justg72justg72 Member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    Hi Littleruthie
    They had my forms 10 weeks before I was given an appointment for my F2F, so I wouldnt worry.
    Good luck
  • justg72justg72 Member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    Hi Littleruthie
    They had my forms 10 weeks before I was given an appointment for my F2F, so I wouldnt worry.
    Good luck 
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    cobra said:
    I only said that if he’s unable to walk long distance with all that pain and not for any other reasons. Some centres are not that near to where you can reasonably dropped of by a taxi.
    i apologise if my wordings were not correct and no time I can suggest anyone to do any other way.
    You would have a wheelchair already if you struggled with walking any significant distance surely.
    Either that or a scooter or walker. 
    It's going to be something the assessor might come up with as an aid to help you. Being in a wheelchair is an aid, an aid is less points. 
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi I usually have phone consultations  with my doc .she did me a great report .but we did say I use council community transport for hospital visits .which proberly  was a bad idea I think now 
    It shouldn't be because they want to know about outside help you receive. If you receive no outside help that is noted. Not all appointments can be done at home. 

    I didn't want the assessor in my house. That's my safe place. I hate people in the house. So was "happy" to go. 
    Not in the lift so much no mention of it being on the third bleeping floor!

    Welcome by the way.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Thanks guys. So hard too no what too do for the best. .never known it take so long .I don't mind waiting anyway 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    On a good note. Finally getting some councilng soon .after a very long wait. ☺
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