I had my PIP assessment week last Thursday. Fibro. Spinal stenosis sciatica. Paresethica Meralgia. Migraines. Anxiety. Self harm. Knee arthritis bakers cyst. It's taken me this long to digest it all. I currently get standard rates. He told me his last assessment had over run so hopefully could make up time with mine. My hubby was with me and he told him that I was the main attraction and that he'd listen to me. He didn't though I tried to explain stuff and he'd tell me that it was ' irrelevant'. My husband tried too but got the same response. I got so flustered as he said at one point that I'd contradicted myself and he couldn't carry on if if wasn't corrected. My hubby told me to calm down but I was nearly crying with anger. I said to the Assessor that he was talking to me as if I were a victim that I wasn't anyone's victim and though it may be hard for him to tick boxes it was bloody hard answering his stupid questions and I was P....d off with trying to be my old self... I said everything I do has a pay back. He said what do you try and do then out of the ordinary? Oh my gosh..... he asked when my depression kicked in and I said when my Son was killed. He initially said we wouldn't go there as it was too upsetting.... he flippantly said oh was that 15 yrs ago... I said no 10 yrs but for me its still yesterday!
My hubby told me afterwards 'not to hold my breath' and that he thought the assessor was a 'bully'.
What to do? If I complain then that may affect the decision and if I have it taken away and then I complain then I guess they'll see it as just sour grapes. You can't win can you?! X