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New PIP claim telephone assessment
Hi, this is my first post here, so I hope this makes sense and is in the right place! I had my telephone assessment with IAS yesterday, it lasted about 1hr 15 mins. It seemed to go ok, in that the assessor asked all the relevant questions, allowed me to answer them and don’t rush me or push for a ‘yes or no’ answer. She asked about my previous medical history with mental health, and I could hear her writing things down, that I certainly felt were relevant, so that felt slightly positive.
I am aware that just because you think it went ok doesn’t mean anything for the outcome. I have been very anxious since the call, and have been over-thinking everything I said and really worrying. So it’s made me wonder, all the forums I have looked at are full of horror stories of people being awarded 0 points, or being misquoted or worse. Is this because only people who have had bad experiences share them?! (Looking for hope here!) I have ADHD and anxiety/depressive disorder. I sent a review letter in from my Psychiatrist to my GP with the PIP form. It outlines my diagnosis and treatment.
On the form and on the phone I gave details of how these disorders affect me daily, what I struggle with and why, and how much my (adult) daughter helps me daily, with promoting and assisting me with areas I struggle with. Has anyone had positive award outcomes in similar circumstances? I would almost say the anxiety now, after the assessment is worse than before. Waiting is obviously the only thing I can do now!
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