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TOPIC: Pip home assessment

Pip home assessment 1 year 4 days ago #197277

I had my Capita assessment today, the assessor was late, only 5 mins but seemed to be in a rush to finish. She wouldn't listen to my husband who is my main carer and ignored him.
I asked her to read new letter from my Ms nurse, but she told me to send it to DWP with my national insurance number on it. When asked about planning journey, I explained that I could not go to an unfamiliar place as I have incontinence problems, but she insisted that they only deal with familiar journeys, I did explain that I still have the same problem but she just brushed me off.
She then said but you could walk a bus length, I said no !/2 a bus length and it would take some time and I would need to rest, but she said, but you could walk the rest of the way, I said no only after a rest and would need to stop to complete it.
I felt that she had already made up her mind and didn't ask me if I wanted to change anything as she did not tell me what she had written.
I do not think I will get any points, is this normal for an assessment?
Have other people had the same problem.

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Pip home assessment 1 year 4 days ago #197289


I hope you will understand but we have long ago given up trying to second guess the result of an assessment by how it went, we have seen the worst interview result in the highest award and ones that could not have gone better end up in no points scored.

You should be able to request a copy of the assessment report by contacting the DWP office dealing with your claim, I would leave it until next week to make the request.

PIP Decisions are taking 2-4 weeks at the moment.


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Pip home assessment 1 year 4 days ago #197295

Thank you for your reply Gordon, I have since looked on the rest of the forum and see what you mean. I am grateful that someone has listened and value your site and all the moderators help.
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