Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

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frogy
frogy Community member Posts: 21 Connected
HI THERE I AM THINKING OF PUTTING IN A M.R ABOUT MY PIP DECISION ON THE DAY OF ASSESSMENT UN KNOWN TO ME MY FRIEND THAT CAME AND SAT WITH ME RECORDED IT ON A DIGITAL DEVICE CAN I MENTION THIS IN MY M.R OR WILL THEY STOP MY CLAIM THANKS FROGY.

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  • Justice
    Justice Community member Posts: 197 Pioneering
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    Hi @frogy I am not sure about the rules for recording. I seem to remember reading somewhere that you have to let them have a copy too, and that they have to know that it is being recorded. There will be some Benefits Advisers here on Monday. If I were you I would check it out with them before you do anything.
    Good Luck 
  • frogy
    frogy Community member Posts: 21 Connected
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    thank you justice I will do that FROGY.
  • wildlife
    wildlife Community member Posts: 1,293 Pioneering
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    @frogy I am not a benefit advisor but I do know you should not mention the recording for your MR. @Justice is correct there are rules concerning recording the assessment and prior permission has to requested before hand. Recordings have to be done on machines specified by the company concerned and they exclude mobile phones and computers of any kind. Two recordings have to be made at the assessment itself and one handed over to the assessment company. If a recording was found to be in process during an interview the assessor would stop the assessment and you would be given another appointment to go through it all again. I'm not sure what would happen to the part recording but as the interview would be cancelled you couldn't use it to prove what was said anyway. If you mention it in your MR your claim will more than likely be cancelled. I'm sure you've asked about this before? My advice is to keep quiet about it but use it yourself to remember what was said.    
  • Justice
    Justice Community member Posts: 197 Pioneering
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    @ Frogy, that seems sound advice from @wildlife, be careful not to drop yourself in the you know what! :-)
  • frogy
    frogy Community member Posts: 21 Connected
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    ok will take your advice frogy.
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