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TOPIC: How long till face to face

How long till face to face 2 months 20 hours ago #169903

Hi just starting out on this very stressful process. I have been on DLA for 18 years due to ms. I am on middle rate for personal care and higher rate for mobility. The award was for life. So now here I am reliving the nightmare of my diagnosis from all those years ago when I felt my life was ending. I know I am one of thousands but the last 3 weeks I have been extremely stressed. I'm lucky I'm not progressive and have tried to make the best of things I really don't want to be a victim of my illness but this process makes you feel this way. Anyway onwards and upwards the form is sitting here waiting to be completed. Firstly do I complete it on the grounds of going through a relapse. Happens about every year or so and takes about 6 weeks to recover. I try not to take steroids but sometimes need to. Or do I complete as if I am not so bad. The form needs to be back by 22/10. How long till I am likely to have the f2f. I don't bother my doctor too much after all it's incurable or my neurologist very often used to see my ms nurse every 6 months but she had a stroke and had to retire and hasn't been replaced. Think I may lose all the help I get because I have tried to stay independent I work 2 days a week but it exhausts me but I think work is good for me. Sorry to ramble on hope you can advise I am reading everything I can to help with the claim. And breathe !!!!!
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How long till face to face 2 months 17 hours ago #169920

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Shirley

You need to answer the question based on how you are at your worst, how you are on average and how you are at your best, for each you need to specify the time that you are effected; days per week or week per year. You will be assessed on how you are on the majority of days.

I would expect you to receive an appointment for an assessment in about 3-4 weeks.

If the steroids are prescribed and you do not always take them then you need to explain why or you risk be assessed as if you do.

If you have further questions then please reply to this post and we will do our best to help.

Gordon
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How long till face to face 1 month 2 weeks ago #170951

Hi again well form now completed and has been sent off by recorded delivery on Friday all in the lap of the gods now. I know I will called in but you know what I am genuine and the best I can hope for I think is personal care standard rate I am prepared for losing my car I should get the £2000 from motability to help me stay on the road so I can carry on working. I am certainly sleeping better now the form has gone off so I will carry on with my life now for a while. Will update when I have news but it is nice to be able to come on here and not feel alone. This government should hold their heads in shame for the mental torture that they have put the weakest members of society through.
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How long till face to face 1 month 1 week ago #171581

Hi just to let you know had the text off dwp on Thursday to confirm they have received my form back. Now the waiting begins
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How long till face to face 4 weeks 18 hours ago #172893

Well my assessment is tomorrow at 11.55 so I will go in with my head held high and hope for a fair assessment will let you know how it goes
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How long till face to face 3 weeks 6 days ago #172932

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shirley wrote:
Well my assessment is tomorrow at 11.55 so I will go in with my head held high and hope for a fair assessment will let you know how it goes

Best of luck

Gordon
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