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PIP Assessment

Hi everyone. I’m going for an assessment for PIP tomorrow. I’m not looking forward to it. Just wondered if anyone’s been for one and if anyone could give me any tips on what to expect. I doubt if I’ll get it because I’m mobile and if you meet me for a short period of time you’d think I didn’t really have any problems. It’s only when you’re with me all the time that you see the support I need and the things I can’t do or struggle with. I didn’t really want to have to claim it but I’ve been off sick from work 6 months now and my financial situation is not good. I need to go back to work soon, even though I’m not totally ready but I can’t go on like this much longer. It really annoys me. I’ve worked all my life. Never been on benefits. I’ve had to be off sick for a totally legitimate reason and I have the stress and pressure of being abke( or unable) to support myself and my children anymore.

Any information on PIP Assessments would be greatly appreciated. Gina x

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Hi Gina.

Not been for assessment myself as I was lucky ( why should I feel grateful?) and was awarded pips on application.

I to felt I would not be successful as I feel ok is and when ok can get around. Spend anytime with me and I tend to drive people crazy....Not sure why....Could be constant repeating and forgetting things.

Be yourself and try and not feel like a second class citizen with a begging bowl. You are not asking for a hand out but just trying to level the playing field.

Good luck

Pax

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Hi Gina, all I can say is don't expect the answer quickly! I had a reassessment as my condition has deteriorated on 21/12/17 and still waiting to hear the result! I believe it is back paid to date of assessment though so I look at it like a pip savings scheme! Good luck it won't be as bad as u think they just ask u a bunch of questions about how you function and how yr condition affects you! Kate 😀

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Take someone with you as back up and remember to describe your worse day I was refused but got it after reapplying I didn't have a very good test person though

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Good luck Gina. After 4 attempts and 4 refusals I've had to go to a tribunal. I've been given the 23rd of March for it and after Capita's fantastic efforts believe I have a good chance. Dave

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Why do they make it so hard. I seriously would not apply if I didn’t feel I qualified for it. My life has changed significantly but they don’t care. Hope you are successful Dave

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My PIP Assessment was cancelled yesterday 2 hours before it was due. Because of sickness of the assessor apparently. It’s been rescheduled for 12th March.

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Hi Gina

I wish you all the best with your assessment. Despite all the bad press there are successfully PIP assessments as well as the problem ones you hear about. Be yourself - describe your issues as some one else has said of what would nornslly happen on a one of your bad days. Explain that you are very keen to get back to your job but that your dr/consultant/OT etc have told you you’re not fit yet to do so, and tell them you realise that because x x x x x happens daily (explain the issues you have with day to day living and things that other people would find normal. Re read what you’ve said on your application form to remind yourself if you need help to remember and write down all the things you want to say. Its hard for people to understand the effects of head injury if theyvre never experience it first hand - so this is your chance to tell them how it affects you. Good luck. Let us know how it goes. x

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