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Feel ill after PIP assessment

rondon73rondon73 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited November 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA

Never posted before...I feel I'll after a PIP assessment I had this week. I'm scared I lose it and my motability car. Then lose job cause cant get there.

I'm 46 and keep feeling like gonna cry and getting really dark thoughts.

I don't know how I can wait weeks feeling like this and worried I lose everything if lose pip.

Please can someone advise what to do?

At end of tether.




  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope. I'm sorry to hear you're feeling this way. I completely understand the stress it causes, having been through all those assessments myself.

    May i ask if this is a transfer from DLA or a PIP review?

    Lots of people successfully claim PIP without any problems at all but we rarely hear the good stories. Hopefully you'll be one of those good stories and you'll be successfully awarded.

    If you live in the UK wait a week after the assessment then ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you. When you receive it, look for the dots next to the activities and compare them against the PIP descriptors. Once you add up those points then you'll have some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.

    There's no timescales for decisions but hopefully you won't be waiting too long. Good luck.
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Hi @rondon73 and welcome to the community. :)
    I'm sorry how difficult you're finding things after your recent PIP assessment. I hope @poppy123456 has been able to help with the practical side of things. 
    If you do request a copy of the assessors report and need any help understanding it, please don't hesitate to ask. 
    Senior Community Partner

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  • rondon73rondon73 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks..how you stop anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

    Please help..thank you feedback
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @rondon73, I appreciate how awful the assessments can be and I'm sorry it has had such an impact on you. Have you spoken to a doctor about these thoughts? I understand how difficult it can be to do this, but it will enable you to access more support.

    If you feel suicidal then please do call Samaritans on 116 123, they are available 24 hours a day. Also, if you'd prefer to text then you can message SHOUT to 85258 and a crisis volunteer will be in touch with you. If you're in immediate danger then please do not hesitate to call 999 or go to your local A&E.

    You are a valuable member of the community and I really hope you get the outcome you deserve with the PIP assessment. 
    Community Partner

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