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I have been claiming PIP since 2016 for Bipolar and anxiety and had to complete an over the phone assessment last month to carry on with the claim, I was also involved in a serious road traffic accident in 2018 and now have serious physical problems aswell and although I was awarded pip again I have only been given it for 2 years until my physical injuries have improved which I am happy with but i wasn't given it for my mental health issues which is my main problem, even though I found the whole process of the interview extremely harrowing I was refused the disability benefit that I had before because he assessor said that because I was able to talk over the phone i don't qualify, it is a catch 22 situation because if I had refused to agree to the interview and believe me I didn't want to do it because of the stress, anxiety and consequent depression it has caused and I haven't got anyone to help me) then I would have lost my benefit . Now I will have to appeal and no doubt have to go to a tribunal which I find terrifying. What can I do ?.
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