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TOPIC: Received assessment form back and confused

Received assessment form back and confused 1 month 1 week ago #211804

Hi all
I've received my PIP assessment form back today (change over from DLA due to a deterioration in health)and don't understand a few things if anyone could help me with please.
Firstly the nurse who did my home assessment has recommended a review in 1 year and 6 months time yet underneath in the box where it asks her for justification for her review period choice she has put " Due to her current level of input and possible variability in her conditions, a shorter term review is recommended ".
Firstly,I've never heard of an 18 month review and secondly I don't understand the input part?
Underneath that on the next section it asks if it is likely that the functional restriction identified in this report will be present at the recommended point of review and she has said "yes". I'm lost by this too.
If anyone can shed some light please I would be very grateful. Thankyou in advance.

Received assessment form back and confused 1 month 1 week ago #211822


I suspect the "input" is just a misprint and the meant to say something like "disability".

There's no reason why an award cannot be made for 18 months, you will have to wait and see what the Decision is.

Award length should be based on the likelihood of the claimants conditions changing, this could be an improvement or a deterioration.

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Received assessment form back and confused 1 month 1 week ago #211837

Thankyou Gordon. I have only ever seen and heard of a minimum of 2 year reviews so was surprised to see a 1 year 6 months and I highly doubt my illnesses/disabilities are going to change as they are progressive but maybe Atos do a short term review first?
I was on indefinite DLA.
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