Hi everyone, I got the dreaded letter this morning .
To explain more .
I claimed Pip less than 2 years ago , I had a gruelling assessment which my husband took me to .
I was awarded Pip at the higher rate for both care and getting around. I was very fortunate after reading the many reports of other people being refused.
I was only given it till November 2018 , so that was approximately 2 and half years. In November last year I received a form asking me to fill in about my illness , if anything had changed etc. Which I did and returned , leaving me worried sick over Christmas.
I received a letter 2 weeks ago saying that I may have to have an assessment.
Low and behold the letter came today and I have to go next week . The day after my birthday I might add.
It isn’t even 2 years since my last assessment.
To be perfectly honest I really don’t feel up to it . I suffer terrible anxiety and depression, alongside my CFS & Fibro.
How I’ve felt lately this is the last straw.
I understand that they have to do these assessments , in some cases it is for the better.
But to do them so often is a living nightmare.
I’ve had a job to get through the door lately , I hardly speak to anyone , the only thing keeping me going lately is reading posts on here and knowing it’s not just me living like this .
We have to battle this illness and battle the government to help us , whether it’s getting the right help from the Nhs or financial help via PIP.
We have to wait for the window of opportunity when we feel well enough to fight , which are rare occasions.
I don’t know whether anyone else is being reassessed. I’m curious to know .
I’m just going to have to try and keep myself sane until next week .