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TOPIC: PIP med. assessment-notes of warning!

PIP med. assessment-notes of warning! 4 weeks 1 day ago #197555

Hi Beragon,

You are entitled to refuse to do anything that would cause you pain and/or exhaustion. However, you should make it absolutely clear why you are refusing. Even then, it is possible that the assessor will simply report that you refused. This is why some people prefer to have the interview recorded.

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PIP med. assessment-notes of warning! 4 weeks 1 day ago #197566

Dear Mrs Hurtyback

Thanks for your reply. You mention recording the interview, I did this with my UC claim but with this PIP they seem to have changed the rules from them providing the dual recording device to you ( the claimant ) having to provide the device. Its not like you can buy one in Argos and it seems to be a piece of specialist recording equipment they use in recording studios and too expensive for me to buy just as a one off

Beragon

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PIP med. assessment-notes of warning! 4 weeks 1 day ago #197573

Beragon wrote: Dear Mrs Hurtyback

Thanks for your reply. You mention recording the interview, I did this with my UC claim but with this PIP they seem to have changed the rules from them providing the dual recording device to you ( the claimant ) having to provide the device. Its not like you can buy one in Argos and it seems to be a piece of specialist recording equipment they use in recording studios and too expensive for me to buy just as a one off

Beragon


You don't need specialist equipment, two cassette recorders will do, although this will still be a cost.

Gordon

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PIP med. assessment-notes of warning! 4 weeks 14 hours ago #197619

I call them smiling assassins. :)

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PIP med. assessment-notes of warning! 4 weeks 14 hours ago #197621

I was going to record my medical on my phone, just for my own use, but lost my nerve. If it was discovered it could have caused problems for me and there is enough to think about as it is. Still, we should be allowed to record it. It shows how dishonest this process can be to the claimants.

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PIP med. assessment-notes of warning! 3 weeks 5 days ago #197818

So if I have understood correctly; if we want to record the interview we have to provide 2 of the old fashioned type tape recorders and we can't use a digital recorder? I was going to use my Sonority digital recorder, but from what I have read even just this 1 recording is not enough. Is this the case even if the recording was put on to a usb stick or memory card for the assessor to take away?

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