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TOPIC: ASSESSER#S VIEW

ASSESSER#S VIEW 1 year 2 months ago #186802

I was talking to my friend, an assessor, who said the biggest problem he has when doing assessments are as follows:

Non diagnosed ailments
No recent assessment/treatment, within 12 months
No up to date prescription showing medicines
No consultants/Gp letters supporting medical problems

Without these he cannot give a positive assessment

ASSESSER#S VIEW 1 year 2 months ago #186811

oldman wrote: I was talking to my friend, an assessor, who said the biggest problem he has when doing assessments are as follows:

Non diagnosed ailments
No recent assessment/treatment, within 12 months
No up to date prescription showing medicines
No consultants/Gp letters supporting medical problems

Without these he cannot give a positive assessment


To which I would reply, they have the authority to request copies of this information directly from the claimants medical contacts, so why don't they!!!!!!!!!

Gordon
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ASSESSER#S VIEW 1 year 2 months ago #186828

l think we know the reasons why Gordon.

ASSESSER#S VIEW 1 year 2 months ago #186868

I am a little confused by this. If PIP is about functionality and meeting the descriptor criteria, then aren't these things of secondary importance as none of this medical evidence is likely to confirm daily activity capability ?

We hear all the time that assessors don't even read the PIP2 form, so are they really going to wade through mountains of every scrap of medical evidence we can find ?

Could it be that less is more ?. By which I mean, If we only send in only specific evidence relating directly to daily activity and not every doctors note from when we had a cold, cough or ingrowing toenail, could this result in it being read more often and a better rate of first time results ?

ASSESSER#S VIEW 1 year 2 months ago #186887

In the past seven months, I have sent CHDA full diagnoses of ailments, full details of the huge amount of treatment I have had in the past year, including major surgery in January, full current prescription details and THREE letters from my GP stating exactly why I can't work. The assessors have ignored every single thing I have sent to them.

ASSESSER#S VIEW 1 year 2 months ago #186920

David wrote: I am a little confused by this. If PIP is about functionality and meeting the descriptor criteria, then aren't these things of secondary importance as none of this medical evidence is likely to confirm daily activity capability ?

We hear all the time that assessors don't even read the PIP2 form, so are they really going to wade through mountains of every scrap of medical evidence we can find ?

Could it be that less is more ?. By which I mean, If we only send in only specific evidence relating directly to daily activity and not every doctors note from when we had a cold, cough or ingrowing toenail, could this result in it being read more often and a better rate of first time results ?


I would always recommend that members only relevant medical evidence.

Gordon
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