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I am worried about my pip assessment and suicide question
Hi, I have a pip assessment next week, this is my second one as i was turned down two years ago. I did not appeal and did not bother to re-apply until one of my health professionals told me to do it.
I struggle on a daily basis, and i have to be helped to have a bath, and to go up and downstairs. I struggle to do a lot of things including dressing myself, and i cannot cook. Due to my health condition i do get depressed and i was disaognised with ptsd from an accident i had. I did not put that on the form last time and did not put that on the form this time, and i did not put down that i have panic attacks. I received four points in total at my last assessment.
During my assessment i was asked to do a couple of things which left me in pain for a week after my assessment which resulted going to the doctor to get stronger painkillers. I am worried that they may force me again to do things that put me in pain. I had tears at my last assessment due to the pain.
They also asked me two years ago due to me saying that i do get depressed because of my condition if i was suicidal. I told them know and they asked me a few times. They asked me if i had ever thought about taking my own life or wished that i was not on the planet. I am not sure why they asked me this. Although i told them no, the truth was that some days i do wake up wishing i was not here due to the level of pain i go through on a daily basis and how my life has changed. I have never though considered taking my own life, although sometimes before i go to sleep i wish that i did not wake up the next day. Does anyone know why they would ask me those questions and if i should tell them the truth or answer like i did last time.
And, can i refuse to do anything that will put me in pain. I did try last time but was forced as they said i had to do it as part of the assessment.
any advice would be great