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So worried

tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 218 Courageous
I've just had a unexpected call from pip about my change of conditions claim  it was like an assessment after he had grilled me on questions said he would send me for an assessment does anyone no why this call happened im so worried now I wish i hadn't answered this call 

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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,024 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m sorry you’re concerned, I’ll tag @poppy123456 she may be able to help.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It could be been the HCP from the health assessment providers that do the assessments. Although a phone call without letting you know before is unusual. Face to face assessments are suspended still so it's likely to be a telephone asssessment.
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  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 218 Courageous
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 218 Courageous
    thanks poppy yes it seemed strange out of the blue my daughter is my full time carer who wasn't here at the time I feel like this is z start of all the worry n stress starting up again 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry this has caused you so much stress. It's always a risk putting in a change of circumstances, especially so close to winning a Tribunal. Hopefully everything will go smoothly and you'll be successfully awarded, Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 218 Courageous
    thanks i had to put form in i gave up work n driving due to my conditions worsening my mobility has reduced drastically im house bound now ive had occupational therapist had more addaptations to make my home safer for me ive sent pip doctors msk specialist occupational therapist letter mental health letter i just feel im gonna get knocked back again n have another 85 weeks of pure hell again 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,795 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    I'm sorry you had an unexpected phone call that was upsetting @tara2019 When you aren't expecting something it can throw you off and unsettle you.  I hope you feel a bit calmer down (pop the kettle on and make a sweet cup of tea!).

    It sounds like you are doing the right thing telling PIP about the change in your condition based on the deterioration in your mobility and the evidence you submitted is from good authorities.  Try not to worry too much over having to wait or getting knocked back, positive outcomes do happen and lets keep our fingers crossed you will have good news. 
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  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 218 Courageous
    Thank you Cher it has really upset me they just kept asking about my car which I havent drove for over a yr i gave my car to my daughter who takes me to doctors etc and you would of thought they would read all letters ive sent in as evidence 😥 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,795 Disability Gamechanger
    You would! Maybe they are busy and didn't read it properly.  Try not to let it get to you because you have done nothing wrong.  Is it nice and sunny where you are?
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  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 218 Courageous
    I'll try not to worry easier said than done lol and yes lovely weather im Sat in garden with my feet up 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,795 Disability Gamechanger
    :D It is easier said than done, you are right! Oooh enjoy, as soon as I finish work I'm doing the same thing!
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  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 218 Courageous
    My son gonna do bbq for tea looking forward to that 😌 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,463 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tara2019 Hope you are enjoying your sit out in the garden and a BBQ sounds like perfection on a day like this

    Try not to worry about the call they may have just wanted to ask questions to see if they could just do a paper based assessment. Did they say who they were on the call ?

    This happened to me when I had my review got unexpected call and it was the DM asked a few questions and decided on my award there and then.

    But it sounds like they want you to have an assessment to get more information so you should get a date through at some stage

  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 218 Courageous
    Yes i think that call was what you had he said that word inconsistencies and end of call said he couldn't award me so an assessment will be done im just worring now my daughter will be here with me for telephone assessment thanks for the help 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,463 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes that sounds like what it was . Hope you hear soon about the assessment 
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 218 Courageous
    Yes i do to im just not looking forward to hsving another battle with pip 
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