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TOPIC: PIP assessment

PIP assessment 6 months 2 days ago #174397

Hi , I am in the middle of the Process to claim PIp from DLA ,I have completed the big form,after the initial phone call,I had submitted GPS and consultants letters ,with the from,I am now 67,68 in Jan?i had DLA for more than 17years.
I got a call then a letter two weeks ago re assessment ,a health official coming to my flat,next Monday, my worry is that ,when he comes do I sit in my usual chair,or anywhere else,.m
I need to get all the letters ready again and the medicine lists,do they check all the home equipment,I have it all,
All the questions may be too exhausting ,are there a lot,A carer, may not be here,I live alone,a lady ,I have had house visits years ago re the DLA and was alone ,then it's not so tiring
Any help would be welcome
Thank you

PIP assessment 6 months 2 days ago #174403


You don't need to do anything special for the assessment, you can choose which room you are seen in and the assessor has no rights to look anywhere else, although I would not expect them to ask,

There is a section at the back of the PIP Claim guide that covers the assessment and the questions you are likely to be asked.

The following user(s) said Thank You: Paula

PIP assessment 6 months 2 days ago #174431

Thank you Gordon,for your help,I thought the assessor may want to look around,but you have assured me this is not the case,
I have looked at all the possible questions on the members guides ,at the end.I filled out the main form with help from your guides,
Is there a reason I have been given a home visit or does it vary,it's better for me,as I would have to get a driver to go anywhere else,
I am just worried I may forget the answer as I get tired and confused at times,
Thank you

PIP assessment 6 months 2 days ago #174459

Thank you Gordon for that help,re my home assessment.Was there a reason I got the letter for a home visit,it's much easier ,but my carer can't attend that time as she has another job.
I hope I can cope with all the questions and answer them with the help from the guide.
Will the assessor ask for a cup of tea,I am hoping nothing like that.
Do I produce all my medical letters agin,my GP's letters are the most descriptive ,but I have a consultants and carer's letters,should I produce these,I will have everything ready nearby,
Many thanks,
Hope the person gets the correct bell intercom and finds parking.!

PIP assessment 6 months 2 days ago #174468


You don't need to re-post your questions sometimes it takes us a while to get to everybody's posts but we do get there :)

You received a home assessment because the Assessment Provider believed that you would struggle if asked to attend at their offices.

You can always have a copy of your PIP2 with you and if you are struggling to remember what you said then you can refer to it, but if you do then explain why and try and avoid doing so if you can.

They won't ask for a drink, you can offer one, but only do so if it is not at odds with your limitations.

If these letters were send with your PIP2 then you should not need to provide them again.

If the assessor is not there on time, they usually arrive early, then contact the Assessment Provider immediately, we have had several cases of members being at home for their assessment, the assessor did not arrive but claims that they knocked at their door.

The following user(s) said Thank You: Paula

PIP assessment 6 months 2 days ago #174480

Thank you Gordon,I will follow your members guides on visits,and make sure I am ready early .many thanks
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