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jessica141 Member Posts: 3 Listener
After years of being told by family,mental health nurse and gp iv finally put in for pip.
Applied 31st of january and had my phone assesment on tuesday, long story short, i suffer with ocd,anxiety and depression. On bad days im house bound, good days can go out but always have someone with me. 
On the form (which citizens advice filled in for me thanks to my mental reablement lady referring me) it stated how my partner cooks as im unable to, prompts me to get dressed,bathe etc has to deal with my meds as i have fears of overdosing and or taking the wrong medication and so on, but on the call with the asessor i feel like the things he asked me, didnt truly reflect how i live, for example he asked if i would be able to get my medication,which had already been stated i dont deal with them but asked if i physically could, which obviously i physically can but i dont down to stress and worry,will the decision maker take all into account? This wait is awful! Has anyone got any positive stories? 
Any help or input much appreciated 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,462 Disability Gamechanger
    Before making a decision all your evidence will be looked at, including the assessment report. It's very easy to overthink things after the assessment. I know it's difficult but please try to think of something else while you wait.
    A decision can be anywhere from 2-12 weeks. If successfully awarded any money owed is usually received into your bank before you receive the decision letter.
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,953 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jessica141 Welcome to the Community. If you have any questions please ask. Have a look around the forum and join in when you are ready. Recent discussions and the Coffee lounge under Categories are a good place to start. Please try to put your assessment out of your mind for now, not easy I know. It could be a few weeks before you have a decision. Take care. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 8,195

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @jessica141 :) It's great to have you with us!

    I just wanted to echo what the others have said, in terms of trying to put it out of your mind for now. I hope that you get a positive result, but you have options if it doesn't go your way. Please do keep us updated!

    I've sent you an email from [email protected] to see if there's anything we can do to support you, as it sounds as though you're facing quite a few challenges at the moment, so please keep an eye out for that if you can. You'd also be welcome to pop over to our mental health and wellbeing category if you want to talk about anything relating to your mental health. 
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  • witt
    witt Member Posts: 1 Listener
    edited May 18
    At the moment im doing fine   going back in 2010  i had a bad relationship   with my ex girlfriend   i ended up trying to end my life   (Removed by moderator, potentially triggering content)
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 6,669

    Scope community team

    Hello @witt, thanks for replying on this thread and sorry to read about what you went through. 

    I recently sent you an email from [email protected] to the email address listed on your account, it would be great if you could give it a read and get back to us :) 
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