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Advice for completing Health Assessment questionnaire? I have depression and anxiety

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strestman
strestman Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited June 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi everyone, I recently moved areas and had a reminder letter from the Health Assessment Advisory Service. I have to fill out a form, I was on ESA support group previous years. I would like some help to describe depression & anxiety as I feel this the only section I truly deserve any points my mobility is not a issue. This letter could mean the end of my basic UC so I'm mega stressed. Thanks guys in advance for any helpful replies :)

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  • strestman
    strestman Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Any advice on how to fill out the forms to best describe my depression and constant anxiety had a reminder letter yesterday. I was in ESA support group bookings before UC due to relloction closer to family.
  • strestman
    strestman Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Letter says the health assessment advisory service questionnaire due by 21st May 2021
  • strestman
    strestman Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    strestman said:
    Any advice on how to fill out the forms to best describe my depression and constant anxiety had a reminder letter yesterday. I was in ESA support group bookings before UC due to relloction closer to family.
    *Moving (areas ) not bookings soz
  • erin2490
    erin2490 Community member Posts: 45 Contributor
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    Firstly I would look at the descriptors and what points you feel you would get. And try think of examples.
    For example coping with change, i struggle with change and when something changes, I become extermy anxious (I can come across as rude at times) simple things like someone comming early or late can trigger this
     I work towards the time we said.. even tho rationally I know that people can't always be bang on time, my anxiety heightens. The other day I went to an appointment at 3 (had a text message with confirmation to prove it) but they had it down for 4. So the lady who I usually see, couldn't see me and had a full blown panic attack didn't do the appointment, went home and couldn't calm down for a few hours. So now I've said I'm not going there again as I do not want to feel like that.

    Hope this kinda helps give you some ideas. But if you have a mental health worker or someone similar involved. They may be able to help you as they will no more about your circumstances and how anxiety and depression effect you.
     
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
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    Hello and welcome to the community @strestman :)  Just to make you aware, I've merged your two posts as they appear to be about the same topic, and you'd added some additional information on your welcome post. 

    You might like to read this advice guide from the Mental Health and Money Advice service to start with. 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Leigh14
    Leigh14 Community member Posts: 584 Empowering
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    @Tori_Scope, that’s a really good link. Do you have another link for the rest of work capability form?
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
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    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • strestman
    strestman Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks for all your advice, I'm going to complete the form tonight. :/
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
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    I went back a page and there's a list of links you might find helpful here @Leigh14 :)

    How did you get on @strestman?

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Leigh14
    Leigh14 Community member Posts: 584 Empowering
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    @Tori_Scope, Thankyou, I shall have a look now ?
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