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    I have a medical assess on Tues with Capita to determine my elibility for PIP.

    My mother cannot come with me anymore, and I desperately need someone to come with me. Is there any agencies/etc I could ask approach?
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    Have you spoken to anyone at somewhere like CAB?
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Have you spoken to anyone at somewhere like CAB?
    No, its ok, my mother CAN make it now

    Will I be asked about college? I am attending college, and I told the DWP that, but Ive been advised by numerous people (CAB, disability rights worker etc etc) never to provide any further info, than strictly necessary on the form/during medical.

    So if they do not ask should I not volunteer? Not wanting to inadvertently commit fraud etc
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    (Original post by apronedsamurai)
    No, its ok, my mother CAN make it now

    Will I be asked about college? I am attending college, and I told the DWP that, but Ive been advised by numerous people (CAB, disability rights worker etc etc) never to provide any further info, than strictly necessary on the form/during medical.

    So if they do not ask should I not volunteer? Not wanting to inadvertently commit fraud etc
    I don't know what you'll be asked.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    I don't know what you'll be asked.
    fair enough.
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    I had an assessment with Capita and they asked me what I do, like whether I am working or studying.
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    (Original post by Jenx301)
    I had an assessment with Capita and they asked me what I do, like whether I am working or studying.
    How did your assessment go?

    Let me guess: if we can manage college/studying at uni; we must be fit for work?
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    (Original post by apronedsamurai)
    How did your assessment go?

    Let me guess: if we can manage college/studying at uni; we must be fit for work?
    It was ok I guess but I think she was just being nice to my face - she didn't say much except for the questions and writing down stuff I said. She put untrue stuff in the report though such as saying I have no problems with motivation and basically I was struggling so much being around others that I would only go to the kitchen in the middle of the night (like 1am) to make food and eat but she was like well you can eat at night so that's fine. I said I showered twice a week and my support worker had to prompt me but she disagreed with that (idk how lol). Stuff like that. I only got points for going out/socialising with people. So I didn't get the benefit. They also sent it so I didn't get the decision until weeks after the cut off date for appealing. I just gave up as I wasn't well enough to fight against what they said and my support worker said I got so few points that there was no point.

    I know some people do get it while studying though so don't let it put you off. It's about whether you can care for yourself basically so your ability to eat/prepare food/wash yourself/toilet needs/being able to go out/interact with people/manage your money. Can I ask what your condition is? I have mental health problems rather than physical so I think that is part of the issue.
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    (Original post by Jenx301)
    It was ok I guess but I think she was just being nice to my face - she didn't say much except for the questions and writing down stuff I said. She put untrue stuff in the report though such as saying I have no problems with motivation and basically I was struggling so much being around others that I would only go to the kitchen in the middle of the night (like 1am) to make food and eat but she was like well you can eat at night so that's fine. I said I showered twice a week and my support worker had to prompt me but she disagreed with that (idk how lol). Stuff like that. I only got points for going out/socialising with people. So I didn't get the benefit. They also sent it so I didn't get the decision until weeks after the cut off date for appealing. I just gave up as I wasn't well enough to fight against what they said and my support worker said I got so few points that there was no point.

    I know some people do get it while studying though so don't let it put you off. It's about whether you can care for yourself basically so your ability to eat/prepare food/wash yourself/toilet needs/being able to go out/interact with people/manage your money. Can I ask what your condition is? I have mental health problems rather than physical so I think that is part of the issue.
    I will PM you.
 
 
 
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