Got the first letter in February. Mid-September and I’m still waiting for the result of my Mandatory Reconsideration, nearly eleven weeks after asking for it. It’s supposed to be done in six. Months of stress with the badly designed form and humiliating, exhausting face-to-face assessment and all the extended waiting. It’s made me very anxious and depressed, and even if they pay me for now, I’ll still have to do it all over again in three years’ time. There’s no security with it., just a future of dread.She wasn’t particularly friendly and told me off for trying to talk to her as we had to “stick to the form”. It was 40 pages long. She had enough info already. I don’t think she got the concept of an M.E. “crash” and how I literally can’t do anything during a bad one. She glossed over some other health issues too.
The report I got back was complete garbage, with paragraphs repeated where it had been copied and pasted, but I suspect that was more the DWP decision maker’s fault than hers.Too long at about 90 minutes. Frustrating, humiliating, repetitive, pointless, demoralising and exhausting. I was also asked a variant of “Why haven’t you killed yourself yet?” Must say, I’m wondering that myself right now.No points for mental health issues. None whatsoever. M.E. in all its glorious manifestations not taken into account for care or mobility. They’re obsessed with “aids” and “appliances” and not much else counts. Something I said was completely twisted to imply its opposite. Tone of report: “You say this on the form but we didn’t see you actually die in the assessment so we don’t believe you and we know best”. Very condescending. Grammar crap as well.They awarded me some money but I asked for an MR because the report was so inaccurate. Waiting to hear result. Nerves shredded. Not sleeping. Supremely stressed. All symptoms including physical pain much worse since this began seven months ago.