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TOPIC: Three assessments in a year.

Re:Three assessments in a year. 5 years 11 months ago #73298

Drabman, I've got bi polar and BPD and can relate to every thing you say. I got a letter today saying I've been put in the SG after I appealed against decision to put me in the WRAG, DWP reconsidered it. Although I feel a slight relief, I know that the whole process will start again at some point as I had my assessment in August. My mental health has worsened because of the stress of it all. I'd also recommend getting in touch with MIND or maybe RETHINK to see if they can offer support, don't know if you've a CPN to help you?
All the best drabman

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Re:Three assessments in a year. 5 years 11 months ago #73304

  • michaelg
bittersweet wrote:

Drabman, I've got bi polar and BPD and can relate to every thing you say. I got a letter today saying I've been put in the SG after I appealed against decision to put me in the WRAG, DWP reconsidered it. Although I feel a slight relief, I know that the whole process will start again at some point as I had my assessment in August. My mental health has worsened because of the stress of it all. I'd also recommend getting in touch with MIND or maybe RETHINK to see if they can offer support, don't know if you've a CPN to help you?
All the best drabman


Thanks bittersweet for your post

I have given a link to Rethink here -

www.rethink.org/ phone 0300 5000 927

Michael

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Re:Three assessments in a year. 5 years 11 months ago #73320

  • Mark Sutton
drabman wrote:

I'm sorry if I seem negative and you are wondering why I'm posting.

Not at all!

I'm sure many of us have experienced similar feelings. I can certainly sympathise.

I agree with michaelg's advice.

You need an advocate. There's no way you should be having to deal with all this stress by yourself.

On the positive side, if I understand correctly the point that Gordon often makes - that once you're awarded IB or ESA the burden of proof is on the DWP if they intend to stop it - the same should be true of support group status.

As you've been placed in the support group, the DWP will surely have to prove that your health has improved if they wish to "downgrade" your status.

A good advocate should be able to prevent that happening, taking into account all you've said about your harrowing circumstances.

Anyway, you're really not alone as great help and support is always available here and from MIND, no doubt, as michaelg suggests.

I wish you the very best of luck! :)

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Re:Three assessments in a year. 5 years 11 months ago #73327

I wrote a reply of support for drabman and am surprised it has not been posted. Would someone please let me know. I did read the link, but still don't know why other supporting comments are up but not mine.
cmarie

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Re:Three assessments in a year. 5 years 11 months ago #73330

  • michaelg
cmarie510 wrote:

I wrote a reply of support for drabman and am surprised it has not been posted. Would someone please let me know. I did read the link, but still don't know why other supporting comments are up but not mine.
cmarie


Hi cmarie

Whilst your post may have been intended as supportive to the OP, it wasn't possible to post it, as it contained incorrect references to the help we are able to offer on this site, which is help with the benefits we deal with, help with the site and help with the B&W guides.

I'm sorry if you are dissapointed, with the decision taken.

Kind regards

Michael

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