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Assesment concerns

deedee55deedee55 Member Posts: 10 Listener
edited February 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Talk about been in a state. Having to change from dla which i had for life to pip. My dr sent the letter requesting home assesment which us what hapoened in my esa 2 years ago. They sent apoiintment at assesment centre. I rang them they got me in such a terrible state i had a panic attack online. I have alot of meducal conditions i take 25/39 tablets a day plus inhalers and sterouds. I also have anxiety and stress aling with agorophobia. They saud they will look agaun at drs letter but if they say no i will have to attend a centre even thougth the gp will have to give me drugs to get me there. How can they get a true assesment if im off my head partialky sedated. Ti make it worse before may i will have to go through it all agaun fir my esa. I wush i wasnt such a bloody coward cis id. Have ended my lufe aling tume ago. I nursed my mum fir 29 years and alk this when its 3rd anniversary if her death in 18th. Gid help me get through this.xxx

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  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @deedee55

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I am sorry to hear what you have been going through. I hope you are able to get a home assessment instead and your next ESA assessment goes well.

    You are a member of our community and we appreciate you.
     
    If you are having thoughts of suicide, it is important that you discuss them with someone who is qualified to help. Please call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free) or email them at [email protected]
     
    You might also benefit from reading MIND’s information on how you can help yourself
     
    If you feel that you may be an immediate danger to yourself, please call 999 or go to your local hospital right away. 

    Please keep us updated and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know. ;)
     


  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    deedee55 said:
    Talk about been in a state. Having to change from dla which i had for life to pip. My dr sent the letter requesting home assesment which us what hapoened in my esa 2 years ago. They sent apoiintment at assesment centre. I rang them they got me in such a terrible state i had a panic attack online. I have alot of meducal conditions i take 25/39 tablets a day plus inhalers and sterouds. I also have anxiety and stress aling with agorophobia. They saud they will look agaun at drs letter but if they say no i will have to attend a centre even thougth the gp will have to give me drugs to get me there. How can they get a true assesment if im off my head partialky sedated. Ti make it worse before may i will have to go through it all agaun fir my esa. I wush i wasnt such a bloody coward cis id. Have ended my lufe aling tume ago. I nursed my mum fir 29 years and alk this when its 3rd anniversary if her death in 18th. Gid help me get through this.xxx
    Quick question - do you visit your GP at the surgery or do they see you at home?
    That is basically how they decide if you should get a home visit or have to go to an assessment centre.

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