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Hey all, I just wanted to write on here after I have had my pip assessment and review the procedures. I used this site alot alot in my run up to applying and waiting throughout and I'll be honest and say I wish I hadn't (although there is a plethora of information). I guess I made the mistake most people do and research and research, expecting to find an answer to how it will go for them. Even after speaking with people I know, most had had to appeal before anything happened and I guess the stories online has me literally pooping myself before I even made it to the assessment. I also guess it's true that you hear more about the bad than the good, why would the good complain? I scared myself so much expecting the assessment to be full of lies about me, make me appeal after appeal after I'd already been through so much. I guess long story short my only problem with the process has been researching before hand. I went, scared as hell. The lady was so so so lovely. I found myself after wondering how any person could be like that to your face and then lie in a report... I then also wondered is it actually those people editing and lying on reports. I mean it's the dwp you complain and appeal to, at no point does it go back to the assessment or the company. Only the dwp have access to the full report and appeals...however one week after my assessment I received a payment to my bank which shows I got the higher amount for both. I have ptsd. No physical disability. I still have yet to get my letter but a week after assessment, less than a week after they recieved my report I had a backdate and an award. After all the stress and doubt. Obviously I don't want to go into the ins and outs of my disability, but I guess read with caution. It's awful these things have happened to some people and I wish them all the best in fighting it but it doesn't happen to everyone so don't hold it so negativly as I have, I could have saved myself weeks of more trauma.
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