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Hi, I'm Debi09! Had a PIP assessment + worried about a question asked.

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Debi09
Debi09 Community member Posts: 49 Connected
edited December 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, Im new here & had Pip phone assessment on Monday 1hr 54minutes The lady seemed nice but wanted to make sure i have support from family it worried me as i do but wondered if she was asking because i am a carer to my severely disabled child, i have no problem caring for her i suffer with panic agoraphobia i cant go out, i stated many times my 26yr old daughter lives with me also, Due to her asking this my anxiety is through the roof is it a normal question, Thank you in advance for any help to calm my nerves & stop me over thinking 

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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Debi09 Hello there and a warm welcome to our online community, I'm really glad you found us.

    It can be difficult to stop ruminating about questions asked in PIP assessments so good on you for reaching out. Although we couldn't know the intent of her question with 100% certainty, I'd hazard a guess it was to check you have a robust support network around you to help you manage with carer stress and/or to deepen their understanding of the support you need living with panic attacks and agoraphobia in relation to the PIP activities. Either way, please try not to worry; at this stage it's out of our control so the best thing is to distract yourself (easier said than done, I know!) whilst the decision letter arrives.

    My tips: make a cup of tea, open some biscuits and get stuck into a new telly series!

    No seriously, I know it's difficult but if you find yourself nattering please do talk to us some more. Just to let you know I've tweaked the title of your thread and moved it to our PIP, DLA and AA category to help others easier see it and reply.

    Take care and good luck.
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  • Debi09
    Debi09 Community member Posts: 49 Connected
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    @Cher_Scope Thank you, i shall strip wallpaper & decorate just to keep my mind busy 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @Debi09. It is the very least you deserve.

    I hope stripping wallpaper and decorating help to keep your mind busy. Please feel free to let us know how it goes and if you need any support in the meantime.

    We are all here for you and listening to you. You don't have to face this, or anything else, alone if you don't want to.

    Take care for now and we will look forward to, hopefully, hearing from you again soon  :)
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  • Debi09
    Debi09 Community member Posts: 49 Connected
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    As if my anxiety wasn't already through the roof my assessment has been sent for Audit 
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    Debi09 said:
    As if my anxiety wasn't already through the roof my assessment has been sent for Audit 
    I'm sorry to hear that @deb09 I hope everything gets sorted and do keep us updated also we would like to welcome you to this supportive community.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @debi09 :) Thanks for the update! It's worth remembering that an audit is to check that the professionals are doing what they should, rather than anything to do with you, if that makes sense. 

    How's the decorating been going?

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  • Debi09
    Debi09 Community member Posts: 49 Connected
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    Well i hung wallpaper & a little lady grabbed hold of it & ripped it off, if i dont laugh i shall cry. Thank god b&q deliver paint it's coming tomorrow, Yeah does make sense totally just doesn't help my anxiety id prefer to know pip had it & wait for a decision than pip not have it if that even makes sense 
  • Debi09
    Debi09 Community member Posts: 49 Connected
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    A quick update Audit has been completed & assessment has been sent to DWP today, god i feel like i can calm down a little bit now HA who am i kidding 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for the update @Debi09 it's good to hear things are progressing at least :)

    I hope your decorating goes more smoothly today!
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