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LCWRA & WCA - Experiences and Advice regarding Agoraphobia, Descriptors and Appeals
Hi, I suffer from PTSD and Agoraphobia. My WCA is tomorrow and I'm really nervous.
At my last WCA 12m ago I scored 15 points for LCW but didn't fit a descriptor for RA.
My mental health is worse this time around and I feel that not being placed in the RA category will be detrimental to my mental health and cause it to tailspin.
I believe I fit into the descriptor that social engagements "are always precluded due to difficulty relating to others or significant distress experienced by the claimant". My phobia has meant I haven't left my house in two years and I'm really apprehensive to attend tomorrow, especially since I have no-one who can accompany me. It's essential for me however that I'm placed into the support category I need to be in so attending is a necessity.
Does anyone have any experiences or advice regarding agoraphobia and WCA assessments, having to attend something like this without a support person, advice on the descriptor I'm hoping to meet or your experience appealing decisions ?