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K4ttt
K4ttt
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Well today I had my letter for my PIP telephone interview .... ๐Ÿ˜ž

I hear itโ€™s Yes or No answers ??

Iโ€™ve sent letters from my specialist

Fibromyalgia and COPD .... Specialists .. who know how my conditions effect me

Iโ€™ve sent in that stupidly repetitive form

Now

I donโ€™t know

2 Tribunals all in my favour ...

was on indefinite DLA since 2010

Canโ€™t sleep, eat for worrying

What if I loose

Sorry I like to put good posts up

I feel so dam low ๐Ÿฅบ

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Who is the telephone interview with ?

Did you contact your MP's local office - is her Case Worker helping you.

Had a letter from Capita this morning & itโ€™s in 10 days time Mary. I havenโ€™t contacted my MP Ruth Jones ! Do you really think they will help me my good friend ? So worried love K4ttt xx

I thought you were contacting her office.

Hi Mary there office is closed but I just managed to get another number.

I will phone or email her first thing in the morning I promise

I should have done this before you are right but been in so much pain & no sleep Iโ€™m just not myself at the moment love K4ttt xxxx

Try not to worry.

What stage are you at?

Is this a review? Are you in receipt of PIP till the end of this month?

Have you got your last award letter to hand to refer to?

You're up late - I've been thinking of going to bed for the last hour!

xx

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Hey Mary I pm you & so grateful as forger things easily ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I have got my last reward letter & was good

Goodnight & god bless Mary thanks again love K4ttt xxxx

Lots of Love

God Bless

๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ

xXx

๐Ÿฅ

Lots of love

God Bless you too Mary

๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŒผ

XxXx

Hi good luck at your interview ,try getvit across in your answers it is all long term since 2010 to remind them to hopefully get you a long reward ,sometimes theses telephone interviews you forget things and realise after the phone call ,you do not know wot they will ask ,your yes answers follow with because of my copd or pain etc ,you could maybe write a list on on the questions in big writeing on back of door for the phone call and sit with that in front of you with your answers and reminding them about the letters etc ,just an idea for you ,if you manage your own way good luck hope it goes ok for you

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Ajay575

Thanks Ajay I will have it all out ready

I just hope they listen as the face to face interview before was all lies & had to go to tribunal who awards me full on both. They were all in my favour xxxx

Ajay575
Ajay575
in reply to K4ttt

Hope it goes ok this time for you specially with going through appeals in the past ,I'm know sure how these phone interviews are ,hope it is ok ,good luck ,although it shoukd not be luck

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Ajay575

Hey Ajay so true

It should not be luck but I do hope too as I stress so much & need some independence not bring reliable on my daughter who has her own lie to lead

. I feel a burden

Iโ€™m sorry Iโ€™m feeling down at the moment

Xxxx

Please try not to worry about it, I didn't have a telephone interview, both mine were face to face. The 2nd was at home and I felt so much better for it, because she could see different aids I have to help me.

Please try and stay calm when they ring you. xxx Prepare a list of things that you want to say to them. xxxx

Good luck. xx

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Welshcatlady

Hey Welshcatlady

Thatโ€™s what I thought was going to happen , a home face to face interview but now with all this going on Iโ€™m stuck with the telephone interview instead ๐Ÿ˜”

I have so many aids too which I have said on my form I sent previously

I will try to stay calm & will have my previous award out & all I need hopefully

I will prepare a list but been told theyโ€™re yes & no answers as like last interview which they threatened to terminate if I spoke again

Hopefully I will get through this

๐Ÿ™

Dreading sleep tonight

All my love K4ttt xxxxxx

Please give this all up in prayer and let it go.

Snuggle up with Adorable Princess Buttercup and forget business!

& think of happy, pleasant things

That's an order ! Woof, woof & woofs!

๐Ÿพ

๐Ÿพ

xXx

Much Love

Mary ๐Ÿฅ

You made me cry Mary your so right

I love you

Your so true & speak wisely

Buttercup is number 1

Iโ€™m listening to you sweet lady

I have made good friends on here

Sweet friends

I thank you all

Bed now

Much love โค๏ธ

From myself & Buttercup ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

Goodnight Mary ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ xxxx

Welshcatlady
Welshcatlady
in reply to K4ttt

Aww hope you manage a good night's sleep. xxx

My hubbie had a pips telephone interview on the 4th they were very through. Not jyst yes or no, the even questioned about his dyslexia asked about what measures his work took etc. The telephone interview took over an hour,

Mine was 1 hour 10 mins long too. They were very thorough, even asking questions about my previous claim to compare with this times forms, so I had to remember what I had written on my previous forms too, which was easy as I just told them what's got worse than last time.

Just make sure you have a drink handy, tissues in case you need them, comfy place to sit or lie, and if you need to move and stand to stretch tell them you need a few minutes but keep talking to them.

My phone interview was 4 weeks ago, i had a txt back 12 days after to say they had now received my written report from CAPITA nd I will hear from them with a decision within the next 6 weeks and only contact them if there is a change of circumstances. So I should hear back within the next 4 weeks

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to justmai

Hi Justmai, I hope all goes well you & your husband ๐Ÿ™

Did they say how long before you get your reply .

Iโ€™m dreading mine as would have preferred the home face to face interview which is obviously out of the question at the moment

Prayers that you get what your entitled too love ๐Ÿ’• K4ttt ๐Ÿ’‹ xx

justmai
justmai
in reply to K4ttt

No they didnโ€™t I already have pips mine was really quick transfer from dla my husbands is a new claim taken a year so far just to get interview

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to justmai

Yes it takes so long & is so unfair

Hope your husband hears good news soon Justmai love K4ttt xxxx

It is horrible. I never had to go through it but if I do I will lose my house my dog and wont be able to pay maintenance to my son's mum. That will definitely be the end. I hope you manage to still get it so in my thoughts and prayers...

Why do you say you will loose everything, you might be successful with your claim x

It's a what if scenario. And if it happens I will...

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Speechless_1

Hi I say this on past experience my friend as Capita are so full of lies is criminal what they do to us all

Iโ€™ve always had to go to Tribunals & win my awards back this way

Iโ€™m being realistic Iโ€™m afraid

I do hope your right of course . Thanks ๐Ÿ™ love K4ttt xxxx

Speechless_1
Speechless_1
in reply to K4ttt

I've been awarded mine twice before after medicals with Capita, so I'm hoping this will be 3rd time running. I think if they have enough medical evidence it's hard for them to say no. What other medical conditions are you diagnosed with, maybe mine are different to yours x

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Speechless_1

Hi I have a few illnesses my Fibromyalgia & COPD being the main but have thyroid problem , hyperthyroidism blood pressure, tinnitus, psoriasis , sciatic arthritis, asthma , depression ๐Ÿ™ƒ . Capita have never awarded me only 0 points always tribunals for me Iโ€™m afraid

I have sent letters from my consultants with my PIP Form. Good luck also love K4ttt xxxx

Speechless_1
Speechless_1
in reply to K4ttt

I've always had MRI scan results to send on with my claims, this time I had 2 one for my spine and hips and another for my knee, it's harder for them to say Im fit and well with a current MRI result in front of them. xx

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Speechless_1

Hi Iโ€™ve sent letters from two specialists who have treated me for these illnesses for 10 years, both my illnesses they are not ones that improve especially after a decade. These doctors know how it effects you , how they ravage your body , not being to walk a few feet without pain & breathing difficulties. Capita just treat you unfairly & lie through there teeth. The tribunals were more then happy with these I just donโ€™t want to be going there again , take care & goodnight love K4ttt xxxx

Speechless_1
Speechless_1
in reply to K4ttt

I usd to have hyperthyroidism and mine was completely cured with medication. I also have COPD and arthritis, hypertension (extremely high blood pressure),grade 4 chondromalacia, sciatica and a very badly degenerated spine, so i know how these can affect the body, but that said, the DWP does tend to like scans and mri results as well as written letters so this could be why you have had to appeal in the past, i would strongly suggest you send them your most recent scans xx

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Speechless_1

Hi My friend, Iโ€™m sorry for all your illnesses , It must be difficult for you but so glad youโ€™ve not had to go through tribunal process to get your awards .

All I know is Iโ€™m in constant pain & a burden to those around me ( my family )

Iโ€™ve worked all my life & Iโ€™m not asking for sympathy just what Iโ€™m entitled to by law !

I have always been good to others & will help anyone I can .

Genuine people with illnesses which canโ€™t & wonโ€™t better should not have to go through the stress of these interviews as we all know what ever you say Capita will lie just to get you off which is what theyโ€™ve been briefed to do . 0 points REALLY

I have a stress related illness โ€˜ Fibromyalgia โ€˜ this stress triggers it off & makes my joints so bad I canโ€™t walk along with my COPD both of which Iโ€™ve had 10 years is good enough. I was on indefinite DLA till PIP came along

Theyโ€™ve cruel as my security was taken away from me

I hope & wish you well love K4ttt xx

Speechless_1
Speechless_1
in reply to K4ttt

In totally get you, my life is one day after day of chronic pain, and limited capability to even do the most basic things. Just getting up and washed is an achievement. I lived my working life, as a classroom assistant in a primary school for almost 20 years. I miss it alot. Life itself has changed me, living with chronic pain and so many illnesses has taken a toll on my mental wellbeing.

The only thing I was mentioning is I have always found the Capita interviewers as fair and sympathetic, they have always awarded me the points for each question fairly so maybe you have just been unlucky with your interviewers. I also believe it's down to certain phrases they look for for example, so many people just say they have depression or mental health issues, often this gets you zero points on the forms, but if you simply say you suffer with overwhelming emotional distress your awarded full points for the question.

So I don't exactly agree that they lie, they just aren't allowed to give you points unless you actually say the correct terms they are looking for Xx

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Speechless_1

Iโ€™m sorry I donโ€™t understand how or why you think Capita interviewers are fair & sympathetic. They lie through there teeth as what was said on the report I requested was unreal .

So no Iโ€™m not unlucky as read how many complaints they get. Itโ€™s not just me theyโ€™re trying to cut the numbers of claimants down .

To say theyโ€™re fair I totally disagree with you my friend ๐Ÿ’ฏ take care love K4ttt xx

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Jezippolito

Thank you so much my friend . Iโ€™m thinking on my past assessments & always had to go to Tribunals to win my awards back . Thanks ๐Ÿ™ love K4ttt xx

Speechless_1
Speechless_1
in reply to K4ttt

omg my postman just delivered my letter :D

I had mine on Tuesday it was not yes or no, she was very nice but you never know if you really got over to them how ill you are till the dreaded envelope drops through your door xx

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to PAULINE15

Yep exactly Pauline . The waiting is the worse & the dreaded envelope which if your like me always scared to open it . Love K4ttt xxxx

Keep positive and all the best๐Ÿ˜€

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Flyby7

Thanks my friend ๐Ÿ™ Iโ€™m trying but itโ€™s hard . I need more positively I think ๐Ÿ’ญ love K4ttt xxxx

You need to think positively it's not good for you being so negative. Good luck x

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Mistyang

Hi itโ€™s hard when past asseememts have gone against you but will try ๐Ÿ™ Iโ€™m not negative normally but I know how Capita work & they lie so much itโ€™s hard to be positive about that thanks love K4ttt xxxx

Hi I was in the same boat as you I had been on DLA for 20 years and it was indefinitely because I'm on oxygen and I have limited movement due to pain and I can't go out on my own. But they don't care and they reduced my benefits by half. Just be careful what you say to them xxx

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Tiamaria2367

Hi Tiamaria, thatโ€™s so unfair as on indefinite like I was then should mean indefinite . I will be speak the truth as Iโ€™m chronically ill . They donโ€™t care as scored 0 points on my last Capita assessment ๐Ÿ˜” Iโ€™m so sorry itโ€™s disgraceful what theyโ€™re doing

Thanks Tiamaria love K4ttt xxxx

Tiamaria2367
Tiamaria2367
in reply to K4ttt

Hi thanks for replying and understanding and I don't want you to be worried by my story it could be totally different for you. I hope and pray you get your money sorted out and it's the right benefit what you deserve. Good luck xxx

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Tiamaria2367

Hey Tiamaria , Iโ€™m so upset that they can do this too you my sweet friend. Being on oxygen & pain is no joke

& just recently replied to someone on here who think Capita score correctly as theyโ€™ve always been awarded every time .

So many people are going through this & so so unfair & cruel

You deserve it after 20 years on disability & having it halved is insulted & so so upsetting I just donโ€™t get it

Your a lovely lady Tiamaria & thanks for the hope & prayers

Hope & Prayers ๐Ÿ™ that you get back what your entitled too

All my love K4ttt xxxx

Tiamaria2367
Tiamaria2367
in reply to K4ttt

Thank you for your kind reply xxx

So the rotters are still in business! Good luck with your interview. Keep your information with you, have someone with you, take a deep breath and take your time. Don't let them rush you and if its too much say so.

Good luck. Chin up. All rooting for you. It probably won't be as bad as you think.

Try picture them naked, first thing in the morning, having a bad hair do, looking gaunt and with bags under their eyes, having had a late night. They don't look anything like scary that way.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Take care and good luck.

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to Banditqueen

First time Iโ€™ve laughed since i received my PIP letter for my telephone interview ๐Ÿ˜…

Naked ๐Ÿ˜…

Bad hair day & bags under they eyes your so funny I needed a lift ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™ Iโ€™m still smiling at the thought ๐Ÿ’ญ not so scary then ๐Ÿ˜…

So a big hi Bandtiqueen ๐Ÿฅฐ yes the rotters are still there ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

I have all previous letters to hand

Deep breaths & take my time yes your so right ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Thanks for the laugh ๐Ÿคญ

Take care also my funny friend & hugs ๐Ÿค— love K4ttt xxxx

Banditqueen
Banditqueen
in reply to K4ttt

Welcome.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

I applied for PIP on 17/12/19. I have heard nothing. So over a month ago I phoned claims to be told the assessment process is very behind and I would hear in good time..

Nothing yet.

Hope you're interview goes well. If not make sure you appeal. 80% win including my sister's.

Fingers crossed. โค๏ธ

K4ttt
K4ttt
in reply to KimerCann

Hi I hope you hear soon my friend. Waiting Iโ€™m not good at . Thank you so much as also won at my Tribunal appeals ๐Ÿ™ just donโ€™t want to have to go back there again

Great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ news for your sisters Iโ€™m so happy for her

My fingers are crossed ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ โค๏ธ

Love K4ttt xxxx

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