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TOPIC: Are the DWP trained or not , I think not.

Are the DWP trained or not , I think not. 3 months 1 week ago #196806

Difference between the people who are doing the face to face interviews.
Can anyone tell me when you are interviewed should they be asking the same questions that they ask someone else.
Should the appliances that you use be regarded as AIDS or Not?
I myself have got pip ongoing, my wife was told to apply for pip by the people at the job centre because of her mental health and she did.
You would think that all the questions that they ask would be the same but they are not.
Do they not train their people the same way or are they given the minimum and then told to ask what they want.
I have probably put this over as just rambling but I hope you can all understand what I am trying to raise and say.

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Are the DWP trained or not , I think not. 3 months 1 week ago #196822

rhogb

I would expect the bulk of the interview to be the same from one claimant to the next but there will undoubtedly be questions that are specific to the person and their problems.

For an appliance (as opposed to an Appliance as defined for PIP), to be considered an aid then it must allow the claimant to complete a PIP activity where they would not be able to do so without it's use.

It is very important to make it clear that the device is required than convenient on the claim form.

Gordon

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Are the DWP trained or not , I think not. 3 months 1 week ago #196838

Hi,
When they were told that my wife could not do every day things without them she said that the appliance was just an everyday thing that anyone would use and ignored it.
The interviewerror that did my interview was good and even encouraged me to think of things and even sugjested things.

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Are the DWP trained or not , I think not. 3 months 1 week ago #196854

rhogb wrote: Hi,
When they were told that my wife could not do every day things without them she said that the appliance was just an everyday thing that anyone would use and ignored it.
The interviewerror that did my interview was good and even encouraged me to think of things and even sugjested things.


It depends on the aid and the usage let me try and give you an example. There has been some controversy over whether a bed can be an aid for dressing and undressing or not, the controversy stems from the fact that an abled bodied person may also use it to help then dress/undress. For it to be an aid, the claimant must show that the only way that they can put there clothes on or take them off is by using the bed either to sit or lie on, if there are other ways that they could get dressed, for example a chair, then the bed will not count as an aid, so it must be the only way that the activity can be completed.

Gordon
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