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Help review assessment Pip in Wigan next week will I lose everything?

Help ive been sent appointment to go to Pip consultation centre in Wigan after filling out a review form for next week. No changes and originally awarded standard care and enhanced mobility until 2019. I am scared it will be taken from me as I haven't been able to see doctor for a while and don't have pain clinic or physio for Fybromyalgia or arthritis in place had acupuncture while back last year, Although I asked for appointment last year didn't get appointment through. What do I do I have osteoarthritis in back neck and knee etc. High blood pressure. Asthmatic which I saw doctors about not long ago panic attacks and rarely go out as I don't feel up to it and get depressed most days. My tabs keep a lot under control but tired all the time and can't walk too far due to fatigue and breathless. I need to change appointment due I ask for home visit or just go to centre I just can't cope with this can anyone Advise.. Has anyone been to Wigan centre?

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Hi you can phone and ask for home visit but you will need a doc letter phone and ask them if not take someone with you as if this is a first assessment and say wot you have said here .I knew this happens with this type of review it should not but does .try the home visit first .there is a time limIt so I would phone them the now and see wot they say.

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First assessment was 12 months back backdated another 4 months just thought I didn't need to worry this soon.

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No that far north hun- just over barton bridge--basically its not what ails us its how it affects our daily life that is the key to getting your message across, I made myself a word document (due to much brain fog) of evrything and how it affects my daily living, I let no stone unturned incl personal hygeine,, get as much written support of your conditions from your gp-he may charge you but it will be worth it, this is a time when you have to push yourself into fighting for your rights,, I,d like to bet due to the bad weather your appt might be canx, for now...Are you currently getting any PIP or ESA?? it will remian in place until your assessment is done.

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Thanks my first assessment was 16 months ago awarded Pip until 2019 with review 2018. Hated it last time and had to appeal to Get higher mobility. Just thought I could forget it until 2019

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I they can do it up to a year early terrble .if no change they should leave it.if you can be bothered you can get a doctors letter and ask for a home visit you will have to phone them if not you can ask to get it put back say your to ill the now they have gave people another appointment .

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Results back they have knocked 4 points off mobility as the assessor wrote I was calm throughout assessment and capable of planning a journey alone. How wrong he was I was in a terrible state very anxious and stressed my daughter had to take me as I couldn't think straight let alone travel to centre alone. It was a nightmare the assessor told my daughter not to speak so couldn't prompt. I Bearley answered questions and was panicky throughout.... So he lied I now need to appeal or loose the mobility car so will be even more isolated. Even more stressed now I only need 2 points on mobility and 2 more on daily as awarded standard for both.

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ATOS centre Said no home visit as it has to come from DWP so rebooked for 19th in Prescot centre dreading it so stressed out. was tempted to call dwp but hate speaking to anyone on phone it looks like I have no choice. Just reading up on process again on internet

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