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TOPIC: Terrified of assessment and broken foot

Terrified of assessment and broken foot 6 days 16 hours ago #237186

Hi,
Please help me. I can't stop crying.
I have submitted a PIP claim form with about 40 typed pages explaining my numerous physical and mental problems. I also broke my foot three weeks ago falling down stairs.
Despite my GP providing a letter saying I cannot attend an assessments for mental health issues, I have been sent an assessment date at 9am a few days away.
I have crippling social anxiety and cannot walk apart from a few steps due to my broken foot. I also have to keep it raised because of the severe pain.
Is there anything I can do?
Please help.

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Terrified of assessment and broken foot 6 days 15 hours ago #237187

Hi Judie

Firstly you or someone on your behalf needs to ring them and see if they have actually looked at your GP's letter. If they say yes and they still want you to attend you need to ask them what more information they need to prove that you are unable to attend. You also need to say about your recenty broken foot. If they won't budge on this (and they might not) you can cancel this first appointment, but you would have to attend the next one they send you. If you didn't attend the second one your claim would be returned to the DWP and risks being closed.

BIS

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Terrified of assessment and broken foot 6 days 15 hours ago #237189

Thank you.
Who should we ring, the PIP number or IAS number?
Could they ring my doctor?
I appreciate your help.

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Terrified of assessment and broken foot 6 days 14 hours ago #237191

Hi Judie

I would ring the IAS number because it is they who have sent out your appointment. But if you get no joy, you can also try the PIP number. I think it is unlikely they will ring your doctor, but I think it needs to be pointed out that your doctor has already said in writing you cannot attend an assessment, therefore they should be looking to do a paper-based assessment.

BIS
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