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TOPIC: Question about auditing of Atos PIP assessors

Question about auditing of Atos PIP assessors 3 weeks 20 hours ago #197932

Hi, After having an appalling experience in August when an attempt was made to assess me at an assessment centre but failed because I was too unwell, I was given a home assessment last week. The assessment went much better in that the assessor was not confrontational, seemed to have read all of my written application and medical supporting evidence and dropped strong hints that she would be writing a favourable report. However, she also said at the end of the visit that she is being heavily audited at the moment and that there is a chance that her recommendations would be challenged and that I'll have another assessment at this level again (ie not mandatory reconsideration or appeal). How common is this and who is likely to be auditing her work?

I wondered if it might be that she has declared too many people as eligible for PIP which has prompted a red flag from Atos. She did seem generally well meaning and very competent in the way she assessed, the questions she asks and the assumptions she jumped to about difficulties I would have with certain tasks (actually I think she'd just read my notes which outlined them all), but I have also read about people receiving unfavourable results after thinking assessors were nice and that the assessor was fair, so I am aware that things may be different they seemed.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Question about auditing of Atos PIP assessors 3 weeks 20 hours ago #197944

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I would not expect you to be reassessed again unless the report had to be withdrawn after being declared as unfit for purpose, if this were to happen then you would have good grounds for a complaint as the Assessment Provider would have clearly sent out an assessor not capable of doing their job.

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