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TOPIC: home assessment tomorrow panic help me please

home assessment tomorrow panic help me please 11 months 2 weeks ago #194646

Hi all,
I'm new to the site and posted a request of help or advice for my pip face to face assessment but i can't find any results. I managed to be successful in requesting a home visit after the last one at the assessment centre was that bad i ended up having a fit in the car on the way home. My husband had to keep an eye on the road and me till he could pull over snd attend to me.
I suffer from epilepsy, asthma , ptsd and clinical depression and only recently seen on my gp letter of support that i have emotional unstable personality order but no mention of the ptsd. I am so worked up about the assessment due to my husband not being able to be there as he helps me out to explain calmly as I don't cope well with strangers and get agitated and frustrated very quickly and the last assessment he explained that he was there to help her and she straight AWAY said is that a threat i actually wanted to hit her but i actually growled at her like a dog i do it a lot when I am losing my patience and i admit I'm not a very patient person and I am a very blunt straight forward person but due to my tone or bluntness apartently can come across as aggressive i am so worried that I am not going to be able to get through the assessment my aniexty so bad my panic attacks are happening more frequently as are my fits. Please help me as the other thing that has been happening a lot is anger as my 24 yrs old nephew died last week he was murdered. What am I going to do. Please please help me

Thank you

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home assessment tomorrow panic help me please 11 months 2 weeks ago #194661


Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

I've checked and this appears to be the first post we have received from you.

I don't think that anybody on the forum is happy having to go through these processes but it is important to understand that this is a necessary part of your claim so you need to find a way to deal with it on the day.

Preparing may help, there is a section at the back of the PIP Claim guide that explains the process and has a list of the questions you are likely to be asked. Also spend some time in the days before the appointment going back through your claim form and any information that you attached to it so that you are familiar with the answers you have already given.

Is it worth your speaking to your GP, perhaps they can prescribe something to help you deal with the interview.

Does your husband know how concerned you are, is there no way that they can be available on the day? What about another relative, a friend or neighbour?

Just remember it's only an hour that you have deal with.

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