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Stress from f2f interview

tullyhaz Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, my name is Tullyhaz, in October I filled in the forms to transfer from DLA to PIP, capita claimed to never have received the first forms (unfortunately I hadn’t sent as “signed for”) so I had to start the form all over again. This time I posted it using the signed for service.
Anyway on Friday I had the f2f interview at home. I was so stressed about this and am in such a state of despair now as I’ve to wait months for the result. 
After she left I developed severe central chest pain, it settled after about 20 minutes, I think it was a panic attack.  The stress of this process is unbearable.


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tullyhaz welcome to the community! 

    Sorry to hear this. Majority of our community have suffered with anxieties when going through the assessment, you're not alone.

    If this were to happen again, please ring 111. You will not be wasting their time.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tullyhaz

    Good Morning & Welcome ??

    It’s great to meet you today ???

    We have got some info & advice on our community.

    Please please let me know if any of these would be helpful???


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @tullyhaz   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing. You have come to the right place for support and advice.

    Sorry what you have been through. I am sure many member's of our community can identify what you are going through.

    Including my self having been through assessments many times.

    I am one of the team of community champions who help and advise new members who join.

    Please ask if we can help and advise on anything. Some one will know.  A member of our team or a member of our community.

    Please can I also advise if not well feel stressed.  Speak to as my friend @Ami2301 .Says NHS 111.

    Hope that helps.

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
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