My latest PIP Assessment is the closest to breaking me

I lost a lot and missed out on so much becoming chronically ill 25 years ago, my daughters growing up, my marriage, the final years of loved ones, my business and career, making positive life choices.

But my latest PIP Assessment is the closest to breaking me, the extended torture of pushing through the Appeals Process after a woefully inadequate Assessors Report left me £450 worse off a month and my management and care regime in tatters. Deliberate institutional harm by  the Government and its lackeys.

Helen

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14 thoughts on “My latest PIP Assessment is the closest to breaking me

  1. When Labour does finally get in power there must be an impact assessment far to many people are dying because of this Tory Government.
    They are simply evil and angry and many if given the chance would be Nazis.
    I don’t wish harm on anyone but I do hope many of these callous barstards end up in wheelchairs or to sick to work. That would make my dat to watch them struggling crying because they cant cope.
    We need Labour because to many are suffering even our OAPs are being beaten up and robbed.
    This country stinks under May and sooner she’s out with the rest of her cronies the better millions will feel.

    1. You do know Labour brought in WCA & Atos don’t you? Any hope that they will undo this damage is faint. To many private companies are making way to much money from it!

      1. Yes. New Labour of Blair, Cooper, Purnell & Freud etc. The Labour Party is under new ownership now and we are attending a Parliamentary Round Table discussion next week discussing WCA & excess deaths.

      2. Under there guidelines many would not have had this. For EG a ten year was given to someone then who much sicker 12 years on got nothing. Its wrong. Screw Blair etc and the Tories! Its revolution we bloody need.

      3. We all know Labour brought in the welfare reforms and that it was a huge mistake. Cameron, however, decided to run the new system without trials and there is no excuse for this government to run a flawed and failing system for nearly 9 years in denial of the appalling effect on the lives of the disabled. The Labour Party DO now recognise the harm done and they remain the only hope for disabled people. I cannot countenance the idea that it will never change because that is to throw away all hope.

      4. We all know Labour brought in the welfare reforms and that it was a huge mistake. Cameron, however, decided to run the new system without trials and there is no excuse for this government to run a flawed and failing system for nearly 9 years in denial of the appalling effect on the lives of the disabled. The Labour Party DO now recognise the harm done and they remain the only hope for disabled people. I cannot countenance the idea that it will never change because that is to throw away all hope.

  2. I too feel broken by my latest PIP assessment. The assessor was monstrous and clearly had no understanding or care about mental health issues. She managed to destroy years of therapy in less than 40 minutes and sent me into my worst relapse in years. I am now struggling once again with suicidal thoughts and self harm. How can this be right? I should be allowed to sue her and the DWP for mental distress. They are literally getting away with murder.

    1. N Brown, hang in there. People can help and support. I can help you with some advice and your rights. I too suffer from mental health issues

      1. Thank you, Provan, for your kind reply, goodness knows kindness is getting harder to find in Tory Britain. I have to say that MIND have been brilliant in offering support and I am now in touch with a local MIND counsellor. Thanks again for taking time to reply and I wish you well in your own battle with mental health issues.

        1. No problem NB. I’ve been there myself with those thoughts as we both know it’s a dark place. Don’t ever let the Murdering dwp get to you. Assessments are a lottery system. They have there own targets for failures. That’s why you hear so many bad stories. 2nd the report does not go to you until after the dwp gives you the outcome. It’s been proven that they have changed the outcomes. Simply saving money while people go through the long appeal process. If I was you make an online complaint to the dwp. They will have to answer it. Then you can take it further after they reply.
          I’ve been fighting back for over 2 years now. In that time I’ve had 15 assessments appointments and I’ve never been to one nor I Ever will. I’ve throwing punches back to the point am taking them to court. With quite a story to tell! Which of course if I win I will be naming and shaming. Still if you need any advice please let me know. 1 tip for everyone, NEVER Talk on the phone. Always have it documented. Use your online journal and save your entries and replys. Sorry I went a bit long! Any help just feel free to ask.

          1. You are right to fight back, Provan, we all should. In the aftermath, I just felt so unwell and so humiliated I didn’t want to face anything like it ever again even if it meant begging relatives for money to get by. Then anger set in. None of deserve to be villified and mistreated by this evil government. I have submitted a formal written complaint about the process and also about that assessor’s disgusting behaviour. We’ll see if anything comes of it. Like you I am now prepared to take this as far as I can, even to court to sue her for the damage she did by her bullying, and also the government. Article 3 of the Human Rights Act states that citizens have the right not to be tortured or treated in an inhuman or degrading way by the state.The benefit system being operated by the Tories is cruel, and inhuman, it is state sanctioned abuse, it is a form of psychological torture, and it DOES violate human rights. Bear in mind that the Tories want to abolish the Human Rights Act, now you know why, so they can mistreat us even more. I would urge everyone affected to try and get redress for this government’s vile policies by citing human right abuses and by at least making your voice heard. Make complaints, write to your local MP and demand they do something. Don’t let us all get so cowed we just lay down and die because that’s exactly what the Tories want! Best wishes to all of you going through this hideous torment.

          2. Good to hear. A word of warning. The complaints department is a a complete waste of time. Still you need a letter from them in order to raise your complaint to the next level. In my case I had to fight for 7 months just to get it! A keyword everybody should know is the dwp have a safeguarding policy. It’s in the DWP policy manuals. They can Not put anyone’s life at risk especially Anyone with mental health problems or as they call it complex needs and must follow the work policys guidelines. This goes for sanctions too.
            I have many of dwp staff policies manuals which I posted some on my twitter account. Also has a link to my raw diaries I wrote on my first 4 months on uni crimes. Trust me all of it was the truth and was getting pushed into a desperate state of mind.
            Yet am still here somehow and my only reason is to win my case and expose the truth which is uni crimes is much worse than reported.

  3. 20 years ago my hubby had a car crash that left him with PTSD as well as injury to back. Dec 2016 he had PIP assmnt & got zero points. Despite him having history of suicide attempts & seeing a psychiatrist bi monthly as well as a list of anti psychotic drugs. He also is ill from a botched Gallbladder op in 2013. At the appeal they treated him in a very hostile manner. The GP ‘was concerned’ he was down as my carer – I had double breast cancer- as DWP reg say 35 hours of care. There is no definition of care in DWP Regs. It can be watching over or just talking to etc. (He didn’t actually get carers allowance as he used to get SDA before they moved us to ESA) She was as good as saying he was committing fraud by claiming it. They gave him 1 point for his dosette box. He came home saying he should just top himself. When we got the report they said he had gone away to Spain recently & did not need assistance at the airport. that trip was my 60th Birthday 18 mth before the appeal a year before the PIP assmt. It was mentioned in a psych letter to GP they had copy of. they also quoted a consultant letter saying he looked well nourished..in 2015! I have the audio recording & it is heartbreaking. He stammered throughout yet they said he was coherent? Our welfare right rep put in new application for PIP. I got phone call asking some more Qs. It was only then the assessor realised he had PTSD because he had a car crash. This affects how he reacts when out & about. He got his PIP awarded at full rates for both..backdated to the day of the Tribunal! It is about saving money NOT about who is entitled. Since that Tribunal he has had to get additional MH support & changes to his meds. He is no longer stable & pretty hard to live with again. Despite getting his money back. They are dangerous people doing untold damage!

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