When i first had my DLA assessment it was a home one and i was nowhere as bad back then. I got myself into a right old two and eight over it. My husband attended. It was a lovely lady doctor, she was amazing put me at my ease. It just went so quick and i was given full mobility and middle rate care.
Then the dreaded PIP change over. I mean you cant move for all the horror stories over them. Everywhere i turned it was horror stories.
I was worse now. I had hoped for a home assessment, but i wasn’t granted one, because the lady from aged UK put on my form at times i get very angry and frustrated… this translated to the DWP was I was going to thump someone lol. They didn’t read the rest of the statement… i get very angry and frustrated with myself and my limitations…
Anywoo off i trotted to the chosen execution with husband care worker in toe, my wheelchair and our kangoo.
Well the guy was amazing, caring and i was in there all of 20 minutes. He said they had all the information they needed, from doctor and neuro and seeing me was just a formality. There i was all wound up and he had me laughing before i left. It was not far away from xmas so perhaps he was just looking forward to his holidays.
I got enhanced in both. I was wound up tighter then a spring and the relief was amazing.
So stop stressing. Make sure you have someone with you. Let them answer the door.
Just be yourself and wait for them to take the lead.
Its like when i had to go for a LP the thought of it nearly made me collapse yet the procedure well it was much easier then the dentist for me lol.
So deep breaths. You have SPMS, I am sure you will be fine. Its really not as bad as people make out and all my friends this is the truth who have had to go through it not one of them had an issue with the assessor.
Good luck. xx