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PIP Assessor lied please help! 0 points
Hi everyone I'm all new to this long story short... 4 years ago I had 2 slipped discs in my lower spine and a trapped nerve. I had to have surgery they moved my pinched nerve back to where it was ment to go and sorted out my slipped disc. I now have another slipped disc but I am not having surgery just physiotherapy. My parter filled in my form for me. We exsplained I'm dyslexic, have depression very bad anxiety to the point I won't leave the house for weeks to months on end. I am on medication for depression and anxiety. I refuse to go anywhere alone and when i do go out I never let go of my partners hand. We exsplained how i need help getting dressed my bottom half as it hurts to bend how i sometimes need help after opening my bowels, i need helo washing getting in and out of the bath, i can't cook for for very long after standing for about 10 mins i get shooting pains up my spine and in my ribs then have to stay in bed for the rest of tge day depending how bad I am. Exsplained some days are better than others. I went to see a assessor hardly had any sleep I was so scared I had a cold to top it off my partner walked me into the room and asked me if i needed him there i said no i wanted one to one she was standing there and clearly heard. I was fiddling with tissue I had looking down like i always do when I'm scared and anxious. She'd ask questions I'd even look at her to answer or look down at parts of it i asked if it was okay if I walked around as my back hurt. So not always did i have eye contact. My eyes were watery and my voice broke as I bearly broke down in tears as being so scared and out of my comfort zone being somewhere i don't know and seeing someone i don't know. I've missed drs appoibtmebts due to anxiety. I finally for my report back a score of 0 we then asked for it to be seen again my dr this time sent a letter to them on the form it looks like they didn't read a thing and it mentions nothing about my drs letter just says... i looked at the info avalable to me includibg "how your disability affects you" form. Again I got a zero the assessor lied. I exsplained how i hadn't taken my medication in months I even told my dr who did a blood test for my thyroid she had seen i hadn't been taking it along with all other meds. Assessor said i could peel chop and use microwave yes I can but not every day, my partner has help me sometimes I'm in too much pain to get out of bed i exsplained this! I had nornal power in my uooer and lower limbs i did a test of putting my arms in the air and back down i can do that give me something to hold then no but i didn't get tested for that. Bending down she asked me i said i can't she said just try so i did but it hurt i exsplained that. Normal build and no signs of malnourishment okay.. but i hust got blood tests saying I'm anemic... i aoparently told her i take my meds out daily again lies no i don't and i didn't tell her i did! I presented the assessment alone ... my partber booked the taxi walked me ibto the room and asked if i needed him i said no. Why? Because it was less nervous for me. Apparently i arrived well kempt, casually dressed and coped well ... i had greecy hair bunged up and stained leggings as that's all i had so again another lie. My behavour was normal and not anxious agitated tense restless hostile or withdrawn again all lies i had about 2 hours sleep scared fidgetting quiet and shy like i always am wheb meeting people. My speach was apparently normal volume tone and contect. Again no i was quiet tearly my voice broke. I got stressed when she asked me math questions and i kept getting them wrong she had to keep prompting me get it right the more she did that the more stressed i was and jept saying i don't know. I was made to feel like an idiot until i got the answores correct. I was observed to walk 30 meters but my form says 0 points for being able to walk a minimum of 200 meters... how does that make any sence?! I am not really wanting to but i have no other choice but to take it to court my partner said he'd do all the talking ect I'm so scared on what will happen i feel as though they will believe her and not me i don't know what the next steps are how do i win the appeal? My anxiety is worse i can't sleep I'm deadding this I have panic attacks I didn't lie i didn't do anything wrong. My dr lnows how bad my anxiety is when i saw her i was scared and burst into tears she's the one giving mt anxiety meds and ect I thibk she should know me a lot more that this assessor. I feel I'll be judged and they won't beleive me I can't work I've not worked sfor about 2 years i used to do hairdressing a beauty therapy i loved working I'm not trying to pull a fast one and use the system i generally need help and supprot i just don't know what to do. Any helo I'd be ever so greatful!