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TOPIC: DLA to PIP F2F Rules.

DLA to PIP F2F Rules. 2 weeks 5 days ago #187058

My partner is having a F2F home visit- very soon, even after 80 pages of accurate information, covering every angle possible – including GP’s, consultants letters notes and photographs.

The provider still insists on seeing him!

Please would you kindly tell me the following?

1. Do I have to acknowledge their f2f home visit letter? That we accept the time and date?

2. Does the hcp have the right to check my partners legs, body arms, rolling up sleeves, trouser legs, lifting up shirts etc, or remove any clothing?

3. Can I ask to see their laptop and see the answers that they have written (rather than them reading back to me).

4. Can I speak for my partner- as he cannot not hold a conversation, as he is very forgetful and not easily understood. (otherwise its going to be very long day).
As I know some hcp's don’t like this and ask the claimant to speak, (what if he cannot) the provider can rearrange the appointment- but he is always the same.

5. Refuse to do the physical exercises, as I will make it clear that he is not refused to do the exercises- its that he cannot take part - as he is in a lot of pain and is very weak.

6. Does my partner have to sign anything at the end of the session, as he will have difficulty signing any paper work?

Thank you for reading.

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DLA to PIP F2F Rules. 2 weeks 5 days ago #187069

black2cat

1. No

2. The HCP may do a basic examination of hand grip and major joint flexibility and strength, they will not ask the claimant to disrobe.

3. You can ask, some HCP's may allow you to see, other s may not. You cannot require them to allow access.

4. The assessor will expect your partner to answer the questions, they may allow you to answer some questions, but no more than this. You need to be careful of interjecting too much as the assessor may curtail the assessment and declare that your partner has failed to participate.

5. If your partner would experience unnecessary pain or anxiety then they can refuse a request by the HCP to do something, but they must explain why they are doing this to prevent assumptions being made.

6. No

Gordon

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