Suffering with Depression & Anxiety and scored ZERO on PIP Assessment- Shocked, any advice please
Hello, firstly I would like to say thank you to the many contributors on here. I have read many posts during my application for PIP but never joined to post until now.
I applied for PIP September 2019, then had my PIP assessment in Bradford in December 2019 and have today received my Decision Letter to say I am not being awarded any PIP and scored ZERO.
Firstly a bit of my back story, I suffered several Mental Health break downs on various levels in 2017, 2018 and 2019. During this time I ended up leaving work due to depression and anxiety and also suffering high blood pressure. I applied for Universal Credit and was quickly awarded LCWRA ( Limited Capability for Work and Work Related Activity ) which means, for those that do not know I was and I am not required to seek work or prepare for work as I am deemed not well enough to do so. I still have LCWRA now.
I completed an online PIP "self Test" before I applied for PIP and it was very clear to myself and my family that helped me that I would be entitled to some form of PIP and scored highly.
When I went to the assessment I was very anxious and sweated profusely in he waiting area and during the assessment. I also cried due to being so anxious in the reception area and during the assessment.
I answered honestly with regards to all of the questions ( I wont go into detail ) but the long and short of it is that the Decision Letter seems to highlight several things in my assessment THAT DID NOT HAPPEN and is based on severe lies. One example is that the DM has said I did not look anxious/ did not sweat and that I managed to walk from the reception area unaided so therefore I have no mobility problems! WHAT ACTUALLY happened was that I sweated profusely, cried as I entered the room then told the assessor about attempting suicide and was offered a water as I needed a break to gather myself together.
I am going to call up on Monday ( its weekend today ) and request a copy of my assessment. I could do with some advice of information of what I should send it with my Mandatory Reconsideration.
If anyone ever needs any assistance with LCWRA I have had experience on that fairly in depth including Mandatory Reconsideration etc, so happy to help with that if anyone needs guidance.