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TOPIC: Home visit tomorrow at 9AM

Home visit tomorrow at 9AM 2 months 11 hours ago #169906

Hello i suffer from mental health problems and i have my home visit tomorrow morning

i cant find a friend that can sit with me so i am going to do it on my own :/ and cant face telling a stranger about my personal problems

can anyone give me advise that will help me through the hour of questions?

what questions will he/she ask?

is a bus pass from the council with my photo on it and a gas statement be OK for id?

i cant stop pacing back and forth

i fear moving to pip is going to cause me to lose my house as i wouldn't cope with job seekers

many thanks for reading
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Home visit tomorrow at 9AM 2 months 9 hours ago #169921

Hi, I'm sorry this is so stressful for you. The only comfort I can give is that at least it will soon be over.

Our PIP guide explains what to expect, a home assessment will follow the same form as any other.

The assessor has the same rights as any other visitor to your home, s/he does not have the right to 'snoop' around your home - nor have we heard of anyone asking to do so.

I should warn you that the assessor could turn up on time, early, late - or not at all!

Any official photo ID should be fine.
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Last Edit: 2 months 9 hours ago by Mrs Hurtyback.
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Home visit tomorrow at 9AM 2 months 8 hours ago #169927

Hello Vipster, I too had a home alone PIP assessment based on mental health. Please be assured that you will get through it. It was mentioned on my report I didn't request a comfort break so if you're feeling overwhelmed then do speak up. The assessor will not mind you taking time out to visit the bathroom or just sit a while and take a rest. I know it seems so overwhelming, but by its very nature it'll be over before you know it. If there's anything in particular you want to draw the assessor's attention to, then do say so. The Forum Guides are excellent and there are lots of helpful posts about this situation.

Most of all, please remember, you may feel it's just you and the assessor, but it isn't. We're all here too. Best of luck and try not to stress tooo much! (impossible, I know). B)
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Home visit tomorrow at 9AM 1 month 3 weeks ago #170261

thanks for your replies

the assessor was wanting to know how i looked after my cat more than once? she only heard it meow from upstairs and didn't see it. she got real fixated on the food and water

apart from that it seemed to go ok ish! it felt more like a bombardment of questions :/

how soon can i request the assessors report?
and what is the average time for the dreaded brown envelope?

many thanks for your replies i think my post went missing somewhere and couldn't find it so apologies for not getting back to you
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Home visit tomorrow at 9AM 1 month 3 weeks ago #170337

  • Gordon
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vipster

You should be able to request the assessment report this week, contact the DWP office that is dealing with you claim. It should arrive in 7-10 days.

Decisions are currently taking 7-8 weeks.

Gordon
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