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Is it better to have a home assessment for PIP?

rollingstones12rollingstones12 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I've got a home assesment for pip soon is it better to have a home assesment does it increase your chances of claiming pip


  • BoudicaBoudica Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I dont think it should affect your claim. Were you offered a home visit or did you have to fight for one? I have heard they aren`t easy to get. But some centres are a long way from where the applicant lives.
  • YorkshireLassYorkshireLass Member Posts: 11 Listener
    I'm bedridden for long periods, so I was offered a home assessment. The man who did it was lovely. He ended up spending around two hours here, and saw me in my true state - in bed. I was awarded enhanced care and mobility last month, no needs for appeals or anything. He didn't ask me to do a lot of the mobility test, the most I had to do was squeeze his fingers as hard as I could (not very!) It was actually much less stressful than the one I had for DLA in a centre. Offer them a cup of tea, it doesn't happen to them very often apparently! Good luck
  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 608 Pioneering
    It makes no difference. I was given a home visit and still lost the lot. 
  • ewainoewaino Member Posts: 3 Listener
    In my opinion home visit may help with the mobility component. I would also recommend it to people who suffer depression and anxiety. Please bear in mind that whatever you say or do, maybe use against you. I drove to the assessment centre myself  (my friend got ill and could not come with me ) and it was used against me. Please remember to have someone with you once the assessment is being carried out. If I had to be assess again, I would definitely  record it. Good luck. Hopefully you will get the outcome, you are hoping for.
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    If you attend an assessment centre don't drive yourself. Go by taxi if you have to. Assessment companies will refund taxi fares.

    Even tribunals think if you can drive you have no problems bathing and dressing.

    I won my appeal but I had to insist over and over again that I only drive a few short journeys.
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