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TOPIC: Looking well during assessments

Looking well during assessments 1 month 2 days ago #200912

Hi Derek,
I think they have a stereo type and they don't make allowances for people not fitting this stereo type. :)

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Looking well during assessments 1 month 1 day ago #200924

i was once reported as having a Tan! i pooh you not! :woohoo:
i understand your question... they assess your mental state by looking at your appearance i was told at my last tribunal!
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Looking well during assessments 1 month 1 day ago #200934

ISTANBUL VET wrote: Just slightly off tangent but still basically the same subject.Say you suffer from agraphobia or social phobia and you are called to an assessment.Surely if you can attend and present a legitimate case,could it not be seen as self defeating.Depression is another illness where if you present a smart appearance and a logical case it is also self-defeating.With such mental health issues and add generalised anxiety disorder if you can present a well argued case at an assessment or appeal it is self defeating.


There is the potential for this to happen but there are ways around it as well. For example; attending with someone can deal with the issue of going out alone and it can be argued that the assessment is a special case where someone's normal anxiety of going out or of meeting people is offset by the necessity to attend.

Gordon

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Looking well during assessments 3 weeks 6 days ago #201313

I have agoraphobia and depression and because I was extremely anxious and I couldn't explain how my conditions affects me. This still went against me. They asked me what I do in my spare time and I said I knit and read, as far as they were concerned if I was able to do this there was nothing wrong with me. Even though when I read I don't retain the information and I hardly ever finish any knitting because I can't get the pattern right. They will find any excuse not to give you the benefits you are entitled to.

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