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They won't send my assessors report until award letter as it'll make my anxiety worse

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This discussion was created from comments split from: How long until I receive PIP decision?.


  • wilber2505
    wilber2505 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I asked for a copy of the assessors report and they won’t send it until they make a decision and will send it at the same time as my award letter, they said this is because it will make my anxiety so much worse 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,361 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Try not to worry about it you will see the report eventually doesn't mean its a bad report 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can't help I will
  • easy
    easy Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    You are entitled to a copy of your report unless you live in NI. I would phone again and hope that you get a better operator who will agree to send this. I know they do have a few unhelpful operators.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,351 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 30
    Have to a agree, some of them just can't be bothered to do it, for clarity what you need to ask for is a PA4. If they use the same excuse just tell them it's making your anxiety worse NOT getting it.
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 624 Pioneering
    Hello @wilber2505 :)

    First of all, welcome to the community!

    I can see that some of our members have already offered some helpful follow-up advice about requesting your report. Is that something you might consider doing, do you think? As woodbine has said, you could point out to them that not getting the report is actually contributing to the anxiety you're feeling. 

    Also, how are you getting on in general in terms of your anxiety? Do you receive any support for that, from your GP or from anybody else? Just to say that the MIND website has some good self-care tips on managing anxiety if that is an issue for you. 

    Anyway, really good to have you with us. Just give us a shout if we can be of any more help. :)
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