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Hello and my journey so far

stratosstratos Member Posts: 33 Courageous
edited September 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I am new here and have applied for PIP with my OT's backing and had my F2F last Monday. I have inflammatory, erosive osteoarthritis, chronic kidney disease, severe issues with my colon, Lupus and PTSD following a horrific car accident. My assessor was an hour late as she was running behind (appt end of day), came down to apologise and helped me into the lift. She seemed professional and polite enough and helped with giving me water, which I thought was lovely. She asked all the questions on the form again as standard and gave me an opportunity to explain how they affect my daily life.
I was having a particularily bad day and the wait hadnt helped. The butterfly rash across my face was quite pronounced and she said she would be as quick as possible as I really didnt look well. 
When it came to the physical tests she said she wasnt going to ask me to do them as she could see I was in pain.....will this go as a refusal or will she state she requested they wernt done?
Having read many, many horror stories, I am so worried she will not put everything on the report.
I am ringing tomorrow to see if I can get a copy off assessment.
Fingers crossed all will go well. Apologies for spelling mistakes, I use a special keyboard and doesnt always come out right!!
Will keep you informed.

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  • stratosstratos Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    I am new here and have applied for PIP with my OT's backing and had my F2F last Monday. I have inflammatory, erosive osteoarthritis, chronic kidney disease, severe issues with my colon, Lupus and PTSD following a horrific car accident. My assessor was an hour late as she was running behind (appt end of day), came down to apologise and helped me into the lift. She seemed professional and polite enough and helped with giving me water, which I thought was lovely. She asked all the questions on the form again as standard and gave me an opportunity to explain how they affect my daily life.
    I was having a particularily bad day and the wait hadnt helped. The butterfly rash across my face was quite pronounced and she said she would be as quick as possible as I really didnt look well. 
    When it came to the physical tests she said she wasnt going to ask me to do them as she could see I was in pain.....will this go as a refusal or will she state she requested they wernt done?
    Having read many, many horror stories, I am so worried she will not put everything on the report.
    I am ringing tomorrow to see if I can get a copy off assessment.
    Fingers crossed all will go well. Apologies for spelling mistakes, I use a special keyboard and doesnt always come out right!!
    Will keep you informed.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    It's impossible to try to speculate anything at this stage i'm afraid. Ring to request the report and when you receive it take a look at the PIP descriptors to add up any points that may have been recommended in the report. Look for the dots and compare them. They usually go with the report, it's rare to go against it. Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • stratosstratos Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Hi and thank you Poppy. Ahh not sure why two copy posts came up, very sorry.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @stratos,

    I imagine the waiting didn't help at all! I'm glad she appeared to be understanding though. Please do let us know how you get on when you receive report, I hope it is a true reflection.
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  • stratosstratos Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Thank you all. I have posted again as just received a phone call from PIP
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