“The lady assessing me was a physiotherapist, she appeared nice and understanding”

I am pleased to know it is not just me in a way, sorry for all those people who are denied support but relieved it is not me going crazy. I had my PIP assessment at the beginning of the year,  the lady assessing me was a physiotherapist, she appeared nice and understanding and I believed everything was going to be fine.  She told me she could see I was in pain and there was no need to do a physical assessment.

The shock came with the report, she gave me no points whatsoever, wrote that I appeared fit , walked well and fast and  that I REFUSED  to do a physical assessment. She also said that she saw me opening my hand bag and that  apparently proved that I can walk and do everything unaided.  In her opinion my good eye contact and ability to explain my illness also prove I don’t need any support. The mandatory reconsideration was another joke as they copied and pasted her answers in all the boxes.  The result would be funny, if not so tragic.

My good eye contact apparently makes me able to deal with anything from incontinence to social anxiety and preparing meals. My husband works so we are not starving but we would need the extra money because my disability has extra expenses.

Claire

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