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I don’t understand it do I have any chance

IneedHelpIneedHelp Member Posts: 3 Listener

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  • IneedHelpIneedHelp Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I don’t think I can face my assessment the idea of going makes me so scared I don’t know what to do. 
    I don’t go to the doctors or anywhere but I need help.

    I can’t talk to people unless I prepare what I say like a script. 

    How can I go to an assessment and answer questions I don’t know what will be asked.

    I’m too scared. 

    Does anyone have asvice to cope with assessments? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    You really haven't given any information for anyone to be able to help you. I'm assuming that this is a PIP assessment because you've posted in the PIP part of the forum, is that correct? If so is it a first time claim, a review or a transfer from DLA?
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,668 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2020
    Check out the descriptors in the link below and see if any of them apply to you:

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf

    If enough of them do then yes you should qualify. You need to score at least 8 points in either the “daily living” or “mobility” sections to qualify for PIP.
  • IneedHelpIneedHelp Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Please can any 1 tell me what I will be asked at this assessment and the work assessment as well? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    IneedHelp said:
    Please can any 1 tell me what I will be asked at this assessment and the work assessment as well? 

    For the PIP assessment you'll need to verify what you wrote in the form and answer any additional questions they have. What they ask you will totally depend on how your conditions affect you. As everyone is different then no one can tell you exactly what they will ask.

    You will be watched from the minute you arrive to the minute you leave so do be aware of that.

    For the work capability assessment then it's very much the same but has different criteria and for this you'll be assessed on your ability to do any type of work. They will want to know how your conditions affect you in a typical day. Again, no one can tell you what they will ask because it differs for everyone.

    Hope this helps. Good luck for both.
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,953

    Scope community team

    I hope that's helped @IneedHelp. Please let us know if you have any other questions. :)
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