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Mental Health Assessment

GeraldGerald Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
Hi all just if someone to help with this question about Mental Health how the assessment is done as this is how I did it about info to send as to this I'm did this sent in as I did this as its in the reports that were sent to them with my PIP Claim form from the Mental Health Team who come to see me at home  And my Specially Trained Counselor who I see weekly plus my medication and it still did not count in the eyes of the assessor so how much more do they need and that is how come I'm going to the tribunal after the report from my assessor it was a total joke has to the problems i have he  as asked if I can drive and read signs the problem is that I do not drive now as with my physical problems with disabilities which I tell the assessor about and suffer from severe depression and anxiety and in the reports but the assessor put know problems as I drove in the past so know mental health problems I just cannot work it out how they come to that decision or is it me being wrong about it. From Gerald    

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  • DebbieNDebbieN Member Posts: 11 Listener
    They should take the health professionals notes into your claim it really annoys me that they ask for more what else do they want.The nhs have enough work to do and for them to go out thier way to help us .The health professionals know us the accassors judge us it's like being on trail.go for your appeal that's what I'm doing it's so stressfull even applying for pip never mind appealing.chin up.These assassors need to be assessed themselves if they are capable of doing the job and stop waisting health care workers and your time.
  • GeraldGerald Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    DebbieN said:
    They should take the health professionals notes into your claim it really annoys me that they ask for more what else do they want.The nhs have enough work to do and for them to go out thier way to help us .The health professionals know us the accassors judge us it's like being on trail.go for your appeal that's what I'm doing it's so stressfull even applying for pip never mind appealing.chin up.These assassors need to be assessed themselves if they are capable of doing the job and stop waisting health care workers and your time.
    Thanks for that DebbieN I am going to the tribunal about this as the MR was still going with the report from the assesor but still know date from Feb 2018 now at 54 weeks and counting 
  • RoddyRoddy Member Posts: 389 Pioneering
    The so-called 'assessors' that are used at these assessments, are nothing more than nurses. It appears that their observations and decisions are solely based upon their 'opinion' at the face-to-face assessment and nothing more. 

    It annoys me when accurate diagnosis by 'professional' and 'qualified' consultants and hospital specialists is simply ignored or is not taken into account. Quite how a Nurse can decide upon a persons illnesses, disability needs and all other contributing factors, in an hour, is beyond me. 

    My own experience found me with 0 points at all and I was deemed fighting-fit for work. Following an appeal I was awarded 16 points and deemed incapable of any work and entitled to all benefits indefinitely. 

    One could argue the 'missing' of say 1 point is down to human error, but 16 points is down to incompetent, unknowledgeable and uncaring assessors at the face-to-face sessions. 
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