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TOPIC: No face to face interview for me

No face to face interview for me 2 months 3 weeks ago #197509

Yup.

I used the guides on here and put in the support I got for work meetings and assistance that I got from others when in group situations. The fact that some people have to write things down for me. They fact that some people just turn away and won’t communicate with me when they discover I’m deaf. It was all in there. People who start to lose their temper when they have to repeat something to me for a third time etc... it was all there.

I’m very independent and try my utmost to do things i with minimum help but of course that sometimes fails.

Yet this area of my claim appears to have been overlooked as it was not commented on at all.

Maybe there will be more in the report that I am requesting.

If they said to me that you’re not getting PIP because you lipread I’d accept that but to base it on my lack of intellectual and cognitive impairments seems wrong to me.

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No face to face interview for me 2 months 3 weeks ago #197510

I used the help quides on here and paid for membership when filling in my forms and listed all the help and assistance I got with communicating.

I even sent in audiograms and notes from a specialist who stated that I have very little useful hearing and that my deafness is as a result of nerve damage (mumps (left ear) and meningitis (right ear) as a child)

Because I speak I am treated as a hard of hearing person rather than a severely deaf person usually. To clarify I am profoundly deaf in my left ear and severely deaf in my right. I only wear a hearing aid in my right ear.

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No face to face interview for me 2 months 3 weeks ago #197520

Bella

From your posts the key issue is a need for Communications Support, so you need to concentrate on this in any MR.

Gordon
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