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TOPIC: Preparation for home assessment

Preparation for home assessment 2 weeks 23 hours ago #209908

I wanted to post this as a continuation of a previous post but I don't know how to find my old posts.

Anyway, after a fight with Capita in which my MP played a positive part, my wife now has a home assessment early next week.

My question is this : How should we best prepare? Are there any specific things we should do, not do, have available etc?

Any advice gratefully received.

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Preparation for home assessment 2 weeks 19 hours ago #209919

worcesterpete

You should be able to access your previous posts by clicking on your forum name as it appears in the forum, however there is a bug in the forum software and this does not always work.

The PIP Claim guide has a section that covers the assessment and the questions you are likely to be asked.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

A home assessment is not significantly different from one held at their offices, you can choose which room it is done in. The assessor is a visitor in your home and has no more right to look around than anybody else who comes to your home. Be aware, they have a habit of arriving early.

Gordon

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Preparation for home assessment 1 week 6 days ago #209966

They also have a habit of asking how long you can walk for, with a leading question

ie. " Can you walk for a minute or 2 ? "
You " Well um ...................."
" I am sure you can, can't you. after all that is not a lot is it ?"
"Lets say 1 minute to be on the safe side "

Very slow walking equates to 40 metre per minute

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