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TOPIC: DLA-PIP home visit

DLA-PIP home visit 1 month 2 weeks ago #171307

I am due to have a home visit for a face to face meeting with a Atos health professional in Nov regarding DLA to PIP.
Does anyone now what to expect at this meeting?
Will it be the same as a face to face at a centre?
Regards
Frank
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DLA-PIP home visit 1 month 2 weeks ago #171310

Hi Frank and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

The assessment will follow the same format as those carried out in an assessment centre. The assessor will probably bring a laptop and pay a lot of attention to inputting your answers. What to expect is explained in our PIP guide

PIP help for claimants

You can chose which room to use and who to have with you. The assessor has no more rights than any other visit to your home, they cannot 'snoop' around the rest of your home (nor have we heard of anyone asking to do so).

I'm afraid the assessors are known to arrive on time, early, late - or not at all.

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your PIP without having to start a new topic each time. It helps us enormously when everything relating to the same claim is kept in one topic - and I hope you will find it useful too :)
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DLA-PIP home visit 1 month 2 weeks ago #171316

Thank you for your quick reply; have added bookmark as you suggested and will browse through all the guides.
Thank you once again
Frank
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DLA-PIP home visit 1 month 2 weeks ago #171345

I had mine two weeks ago ..it was fine took about 30 mins easier at home and quicker not hanging around the reception ....just have all paper work and medication to hand
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DLA-PIP home visit 1 month 1 day ago #172725

Had my PIP home visit today took about 45 mins, as Lily stated it was a lot easier and less stressful than I thought it would be. Had all the medications and paperwork to hand. Just got the wait now to find out what the outcome is.
A big thankyou to ALL at Benifits and Work and members on forum for all their help and guidance it is much appreciated.
Fingers crossed,
Frank
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DLA-PIP home visit 1 month 1 day ago #172740

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Frank1949 wrote:
Had my PIP home visit today took about 45 mins, as Lily stated it was a lot easier and less stressful than I thought it would be. Had all the medications and paperwork to hand. Just got the wait now to find out what the outcome is.
A big thankyou to ALL at Benifits and Work and members on forum for all their help and guidance it is much appreciated.
Fingers crossed,
Frank

PIP Decisions have been taking about 7-8 weeks but we have noticed an improvement in times recently so it may be quicker.

Gordon
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