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Hi, my name is sally123! Assessor hung up on me.

sally123
sally123 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited November 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
New to this and would like some advice..I applied for pip in June, had telephone assesment beginning of October about 15 mins into the phone call the assessor hung up on me..when I contacted capita they said they would investigate this and I would be contacted in a few days,, capita rang me a few days later and said they are going to try and do a paperbased assessment instead, that was 3 weeks ago, thin is I didn't submit any evidence with my claim 🥴,,would this effect it? Also has anything like this happened with anyone else?  I have Bi polar disorder PTSD OCD and anxiety so this happening has heightened all of these 😫

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Hi @sally123, welcome to the community :)

    We often get bad stories about assessors but an assessor just hanging up on you is a new one! A paper-based assessment will be based off exactly what you wrote in your forms. You can still send in evidence to the DWP, it will not be a part of the paper-assessment but it will be there for the decision maker. It will also be considered in any MR or tribunal down the line as well. 

    If you've not received a text from the DWP that they've received the assessment report then it has not yet been done, so you may still have time to send evidence into capita.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,389 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2023
    You don’t need medical evidence for a successful PIP award. If they can do the paper based assessment they will. Once the report is written and returned a decision can take up to 12 weeks. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 11,473 Disability Gamechanger
    @sally123 Just nudged in with a warm welcome from me. The lovely birthday lady @poppy123456 Helps many on here she’s fabulous. 
  • sally123
    sally123 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thankyou for your replies, IL maybe ask my GP tomorrow for some updated medical evidence and forward on to the DWP, but yes the assessor said her equipment wasn't working... Would have liked the chance to explain myself on assessment to be honest 🙄also feels like I'm waiting so long 

  • jiggerjoe
    jiggerjoe Community member Posts: 13 Listener
    Hi I'm waiting on my tribunal.. because I never filled a application form so the assessor had nothing to go off. But went ahead with the assessment after me saying I never filled an application form. What do you think the judge will say about this
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,389 Disability Gamechanger
    jiggerjoe said:
    Hi I'm waiting on my tribunal.. because I never filled a application form so the assessor had nothing to go off. But went ahead with the assessment after me saying I never filled an application form. What do you think the judge will say about this

    The hearing will continue as normal. If a claimant has a vulnerable marker on their file DWP can use their own discretion and continue with the claim, rather than refuse the benefit without at least having an assessment. What was the reason why you didn't fill a form in?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • MW123
    MW123 Scope Member Posts: 362 Pioneering

    @jiggerjoe

    I haven't personally been to a DWP PIP tribunal, but through my professional experience, I've attended tribunal hearings concerning different matters. In my estimation, the judge will thoroughly review all the information presented at the tribunal and base their decision on the evidence and established legal criteria. It's essential to present your case in a clear and concise manner during the hearing. If you didn't complete an application form but still underwent an assessment, this could add complexity to your situation. 

    The tribunal judge is likely to take into account the specific circumstances surrounding your case. It's crucial to provide a detailed explanation to the judge regarding why you didn't complete the application form, whether it was due to a misunderstanding or other factors. Additionally, you should be well-prepared to offer proof of your disability or health condition, as well as any supporting documentation.

  • jiggerjoe
    jiggerjoe Community member Posts: 13 Listener
    I would have certainly filled an application form had one been sent out.. when I got my assessment date I warned them I hadn't had a form to fill out, so they were well aware. On the day of my assessment they were told again I did not fill a form out because I didn't receive one.. the assessment went ahead 

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