I have received a form to fill out. The last question is, tell us about your health condition and how it affects you. How do you put that into words? It's very difficult.
How to explain our condition? - Mental Health Sup...
Ok - I applied and got refused x2 - then went to tribunal and it was instantly granted. I was a lawyer so I'm good with forms but I still needed help from CAB To get it. It was incredibly stressful and took 9 months to sort.
They seem always to refuse initially for depression. There is good guidance online about how they award the points for it.
You are probably best to get it done through CAB as they know the system really well.
It's unlikely you will get an appointment before 5th so you will have to complete application yourself. I will see if I have a copy of my initial application and I can go through that with you. We can do that over a couple of days. Do you have an email as better if we do that way.
All I can advise is tell the truth and if you have time CAB will help with the filling in
They are very testy with Mental Health issues, so you will need to fight your corner.
If you have Arthritis and joint problems, you can talk to your GP. I understand they will be putting in a report on your disability
I too have this issue. I have fibromyalgia, bipolar 1 mixed rapid cycling w psychosis gerd general anxiety Suspected APS ONe test done waiting on second to confirm APS. I'm finding it difficult to put in words and also difficult to even complete the form I'm either to exhausted physically and mentally or I forget to do it or I'm so manic I don't care. I'm sick of being denied fighting 7 years so far and every denial letter seems to be due to my lawyers not he ting ALL my records in.