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Some of the questions asked during my assessment

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faraway_21
faraway_21 Community member Posts: 44 Connected
Hi all, I had my telephone assessment yday and I’ve been thinking over some of the questions the assessor asked me which felt a bit odd.. things like when I last went on holiday, when I last drove my car, how often do I eat - I mean this is before she went into daily living and mobility sections. Is this normal? She also said only things diagnosed by a professional can be assessed and wanted dates of when everything was officially diagnosed - is this normal? Luckily I had all the paperwork 

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2023
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    It's nothing devious at all, they are only trying to build up a picture of your day to day life. As for diagnosis it can depend on the condition(s)you have.
    But at the end of the day it's all about how your care/mobility needs are affected.
    There is a way of avoiding all these questions...don't claim the benefit but if you do claim you have to jump through the hoops, sorry if that's not the answer you were looking for.😎

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  • faraway_21
    faraway_21 Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    woodbine said:
    It's nothing devious at all, they are only trying to build up a picture of your day to day life. As for diagnosis it can depend on the condition(s)you have.
    But at the end of the day it's all about how your care/mobility needs are affected.
    There is a way of avoiding all these questions...don't claim the benefit but if you do claim you have to jump through the hoops, sorry if that's not the answer you were looking for.😎
    lol nobody said I wanted to avoid the questions 😂 I just wondered if it was normal since it’s my first time claiming any benefit.. thanks anyway 
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