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TOPIC: ATOS assessment - audio recording (PIP) support

ATOS assessment - audio recording (PIP) support 1 month 2 weeks ago #171245

If the PIP2 has already been submitted, send in a letter straight away. When you get an appointment through, phone to check that the recording has been allowed for.
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ATOS assessment - audio recording (PIP) support 1 month 2 weeks ago #171441

My claim was successful, and it was noted that I had no problems operating the equipment. Comical really; I claimed on the grounds of limited lower leg mobility, not manual dexterity problems.

Mike
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ATOS assessment - audio recording (PIP) support 1 month 1 week ago #171558

  • Jim Allison
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There is nothing to prevent you making a covert recording on a dictation machine.

The DWP will not accept your recording, but if you go to appeal, the Tribunal usually will. They class it as 'hearsay' evidence, but a DLA/PIP Tribunal can, as they have wide powers on which evidence to accept and which to reject. e.g. It's common practice for a Tribunal to reject the evidence of a DWP Medical Assessor, preferring the evidence of the appellant.

This is based on my 10 years as a former DLA Tribunal Member and a Principal Welfare Rights Officer for one of the biggest Metropolitan Borough Council's in England.
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ATOS assessment - audio recording (PIP) support 1 month 1 week ago #171624

Jim Allison wrote:
The DWP will not accept your recording, but if you go to appeal, the Tribunal usually will. They class it as 'hearsay' evidence, but a DLA/PIP Tribunal can, as they have wide powers on which evidence to accept and which to reject. e.g. It's common practice for a Tribunal to reject the evidence of a DWP Medical Assessor, preferring the evidence of the appellant.
Jim, would you care to speculate on how the proposed changes to the appeal system might change the use of records from the assessment -.e.g. would the longer time period make it easier for the tribunal to review recorded material? Would the changes make it more necessary to have a transcript?
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ATOS assessment - audio recording (PIP) support 1 month 1 week ago #171629

Go to eBay, you will find second hand audio recorders on there that are dual device.
I recorded my assessment and am very glad I did so.
You can get cassette tapes from Maplin.
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ATOS assessment - audio recording (PIP) support 1 month 3 days ago #172532

benion wrote:
I recorded my assessment and am very glad I did so.

Thanks, though wondering why you were glad in your case. Also, did you operate yourself or have someone else to assist.
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