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TOPIC: PIP form

PIP form 1 month 1 week ago #171830

  • Gordon
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vinnyax@ wrote:
Sorry jumping in on this post, but could you possible guide to me where exactly in the PIP the information is ' on the majority of days'

many thanks
vinnyax@

See Scoring points when your condition varies

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PIP form and now the Assesment 2 weeks 1 day ago #174511

Form was submitted 4 weeks ago, got my letter for the assessment, and that was today!!

i was nervous. no sleep last night therefore extra pain this morning. the assessment was at 9am right in the city centre, so a stressful drive.
when i got there i only had to wait 15~20 minutes, then it was the assessment, and here is what happened.
she asked a few general questions about where i worked, how i got there and how i was feeling.
then she went on to ask questions about the answers i had given in the form....
she only asked 1 question from each page, then she quickly moved on to the next question! after she quickly went through them all she said she was going to ask me to do some movements.
all sounds good? well, after she examined me she said thats it????

my problem with the assessment was this,

each question she asked was nothing to do with my condition? she only asked 1 from each page?
the examination was performed on my hands and the ability to move them in certain ways and if i could get them over my head???
my problems are with my lower half of the body, which she failed to examine properly? only a quick lift your legs up off the floor from sitting and if i could straighten my legs whilst sitting.
also, the questions she asked were not relevant??
i said to her that she didnt ask me any other questions from the form, she then said the ones she asked before were my opportunity to explain my condition??
she wouldnt let me see what she had written, she also said i couldnt get a copy off her today?

i feel like i have not done a good assessment, and now i am worried and stressed. :(

btw the whole assessment, including walking to the room and the physical examination was 25 minutes.

will i they go of this assessment? or will they take into account my form and doctors notes?
when can i get a copy of todays assessment?
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PIP form 2 weeks 1 day ago #174544

Hi Rp,

I'm glad that the assessment is over - but sorry that you are not happy with the way it was conducted!

The assessor was not able to give you a copy of the report at the time but DWP will send one on request. Give it a few days and then ring them.

It might be that the assessor had all the other information s/he needed and just wanted to clarify a few points. You will only know when you see a copy of the report.

The Decision Maker is supposed to take all information into account but, as they have no medical knowledge, they rely heavily on the assessor's report.
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PIP form 2 weeks 1 day ago #174573

Thanks for the reply Mrs Hurtyback,
if they rely heavily on the assessors report then it looks like i will be going down the appeals route.
i called the DWP today to see how to get a copy of the report, he said i have to wait till i have had the decision from DWP? i will try again in a few days and see what they say then.
oh well, i will keep you posted.
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PIP form 2 weeks 1 day ago #174593

We have occasionally heard from members who have been told they must wait for a decision to be made before the copy of the report is sent out. I don't know why some people are told this and others get the report without any problem! It's entirely possible that a different call handler will give a different answer.
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PIP form 2 weeks 1 day ago #174613

Hello,
the phrase "on the majority" etc is on page 18, towards the bottom of the page, under the heading "At any point in the day"
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