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How much detail should I give to my PIP assessor?

stephvslifestephvslife Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited August 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
I’ve been meaning to join for ages! It’s so lovely seeing the community here. My name is Steph  :)


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2020
    Hi @stephvslife

    Good Morning & Welcome it’s great to have today 😃

    Please let me know if you need a hand 🖐 getting around????

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,469 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @stephvslife :) 
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Great to have you with us @stephvslife. Why don't you tell us a bit about yourself? :smile:
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,063 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @stephvslife - Welcome to the community, Steph & thank you for joining. Please join in with the discussions, as well as chat here. :)
  • stephvslifestephvslife Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Great to have you with us @stephvslife. Why don't you tell us a bit about yourself? :smile:
    My name is Steph I’m 23, I studied textile design so I love all things textiles. I have 2 lovely tiny dogs and I live with my family who care for me. I have many conditions, bit of a medical mystery. I have late stage neurological Lyme disease and I’m passionate about raising awareness and disability discourse! I have my phone assessment for pip tomorrow morning and I’m (not sure if I can swear here?) bricking it. If I say things in too much detail they’ll say I don’t have cognitive issues and if I keep things short they’ll say I’m not sick. This is an assessment because I got a lot sicker and had to move home to be cared for and now my mobility is affected more. So much anxiety about it, dreading being dismissed but I know it might be fine! Just nervous because my last one years ago was horrible. 
    Ending on a nice note I also am currently really into passion fruits 💚💚💚💚
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @stephvslife

    Good Evening I do hope that you have had a good day???

    Yes I have also got a Neurological Condition.

    Have you got your phone call tomorrow????

    Is there anything that I can help/support you with?????

  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,064

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    Hi @stephvslife, and welcome to the community! I'm new here too, so I'm sure we'll start to see each other around. I hope your PIP phone assessment went alright on Saturday? 

    Passion fruits are great, my Dad grows them in his garden!
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  • Butler356Butler356 Member Posts: 40 Courageous
    I have been in contact with The Brain Charity who has given me lots of advice and guidance regarding PIP and I am sure they will advise you on this. https://www.thebraincharity.org.uk/ I have spoken to Mike and Janet over the last couple of weeks and they have been nothing but supportive and know the score, so to speak.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @stephvslife! Great to have you with us. :)

    How did your assessment go?

    I like textiles too, do you sew at all?
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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 874 Pioneering
    Hi there and welcome   Xx
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community I hope your assessment went ok and sorry I didnt see your post b4 the day so we could offer more advice.

    Fingers crossed it all went wekll and keep us updated
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