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TOPIC: Home assessment denied

Home assessment denied 1 week 1 day ago #240165

Hi everyone, I have several conditions including mental illness that make it impossible to go to an assessment centre. I explained this in my form and asked for a home visit. They have sent me an appointment at the centre. Is there anything I can do?

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Home assessment denied 1 week 1 day ago #240166

Hi Supergreatgran

Very few home visits take place and in order to be granted one you generally need a supporting letter from a GP which states that it would be detrimental to your mental health and cause overwhelming psychological distress for you to attend an assessment centre. Without that sort of letter, you are unlikely to be granted one. If you don't think your GP will back you up, you could try ringing the number on your letter and seeing if they would consider changing to a home visit.

BIS

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Home assessment denied 6 days 18 hours ago #240209

Thank you BIS. I am so scared now. I haven't been here long and see whichever gp is available. None of them know how badly affected I can be. I rely on my daughter to take me to hospital appointments, which are very different to this. The time and place are impossible and the very nature of it is already giving me nightmares and panic attacks. Even if it was just down the road it would be a nightmare. I am sure many will know what I mean when I say that I feel like I am being treated like a criminal. I've had DLA for 24 years and had serious physical and mental illness since childhood. I am not going to get better, and am getting worse as time passes.
Sorry just having a moan, I know no one has a magic wand and I know they have to be thorough because of the many false claims, but it doesnt make it any easier. Better make that call I just hope I can make them understand without falling apart. :ohmy:

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