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I have received my PIP Letter yesterday after having a Home Consultation recently although I did not feel happy with how my assessment went due to the way it was conducted, I still feel totally let down receiving 0 points on every section. Like many others I have battled with depression for over 20 years and fought through life until 2 years ago when life got on top of me for many reasons, stalked by my husband for 4 years, my son diagnosed with Paranoid schizophrenia and trying to hold down a job demanding job working with dementia patients I was put on sick with Anxiety which has gone from bad to worse and following a hospital stay earlier this year with severe pneumonia I was also diagnosed with early stage COPD... I was advised to apply for PIP.... Not only do I feel like ive been made too look like a complete fraud reading thru the decisions but also feel hurt by the whole report. My biggest issues are not being able to leave home with my anxiety due to having panic attacks whenever I came in contact with other people either on the bus in the supermarket etc... I also suffer with physical pain.. Stomach pain headaches and breathlessness. All of this has been twisted too say I can stand up and be seated showing no sign of pain and that I could walk 12 metres in my own home without suffering shortness of breath or anxiety so I am capable of walking 200 metres outside the same and as I was not having a severe anxiety attack in my own home I front of the assessor I am capable of mixing with people and going on journeys without feeling overwhelmed, nervous or distressed. Added to this she stated I am not on any medication for my SITUATIONAL ANXIETY.... Confused by this comment I researched the word only to find there is no such form of anxiety as SITUATIONAL and that its a term often mistaken for General Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety which leads me too believe she dosent have a clue really and as I am on 150mg Sertroline per day for anxiety I think that rules out her statement "I am not taking any medication for my Situational Anxiety' cos yes I have medication for anxiety and her diagnosis does not even exist in medical terms.
So please can anybody advise me whether that alone is grounds too say I have been unfairly assessed and if a M. R. would be in my favour
Thankyou too anyone who can help me cos I really dont know where too start in appealing this decision.
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