Hi, my daughter of 28 is due to have the interview to see if her benefits (ESA) should be reduced. Has anyone else had this experience with their son/daughter?
Hi Daphne. Can I recommend a website to you called Benefits and Work. I have a physical disability and have recently gone through a DLA to PIP review. With their help I now have higher rate care component. They deal with both ESA and PIP and have lots of really helpful guides about how to fill forms in well and what types of questions you'll be asked at interviews. They also collate info from people's personal experiences of these reviews. It's an absolute goldmine of info. I couldn't have managed without them. Lots of luck to you and your daughter. Love Catherine
Hello. My experience is with PIP interviews and I must say they can be a little tricky. Everything is noted: hair colour ( if it is dyed) style of dress etc. The person giving the interview may have no knowledge of the presenting condition. I feel and this is just a personal opinion that the interviewer will go to great pains to minimise the disability and you will need to strongly stress it's complexities. I wish you all the very best of luck.
Thank you for your question. I posted it on Mencap's Facebook page last night to see if anyone could share their experiences, and there some helpful replies on there. Take a look.
I hope this helps You're not alone, there are people here facing the same challenges who you can talk to.
All the best,Sian
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