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Update on pip assessment

Debsj62
Debsj62 Member Posts: 11 Listener
After my pip assessment i was informed that i had scored no points whatever even though i have sjogrens syndrome and suffer severe anxiety and panic attacks.  When i met with the assesor i was shaking hanging onto my husband for support,  he kept reassuring me that i was doing well and giving me water,  it was the first assessment he had ever done and he was being assessed whilst i was there. 
The notice that i got said that i was fine at the interview relaxed and chatty,  unbelievable! 
I asked for a mandatory consideration and explained i had lots of new medication for sjorgens and i was waiting for a mental health assessment. 
I heard a week later that i had still not qualified still 0 points,  i rang today and explained that i had received my mental health report stating that i suffer from depression and acute anxiety and bad cognitive skills,  they have asked me to send copies which i have,  i feel so let down,  if this doesn't help i will go further has anyone else experienced anything sililar? 

Comments

  • lillybelle
    lillybelle Member Posts: 583 Pioneering
    Medical evidence doesn’t go a long way I’m afraid.
    i just sent a GP letter confirming my diagnosis and saying that it affects my daily living. Also medication that I take.
    the actual diagnosis of your illness is not being questioned with pip.
    it is how your illness affects you on a daily basis, for instance:-
    i can not wash alone because.......
    so I wouldn’t bother with anymore medical letters

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