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Recording your PIP assessment
I think that if you have to go for an Assessment, to tell the Assessor that you wish to record the Assessment on your Mobile as your evidence if you are not satisfied with the outcome. I was told my Assessor was a Paramedic but so have a lot of other Claimants. This being allegedly the case, I cannot understand why any Paramedic would be working as a Claims Assessor. Most Assessors have not one medical qualification and Decision Makers are only interpreting Acts or Statutes but only a Judge of the High Bench can really make Decisions supported by appropriate medical support form a General Practitioner or Hospital Consultant. These Clerks paid from the public purse must also be monitored to ensure that PIP claimants get the funds they are entitled to. If it comes to a dispute, you cannot rely on just hearsay. However, a video or voice recording might just be all the evidence you need. They must be held accountable for their Decisions which effect your life. It appears that many Claimants after completing Renewals have either lost their entitlement completely or have had their PIP reduced to the standard rate. If these public servants are on notice that everything is being recorded for your own peace of mind, it might make them sit up and take notice of your psychiatric and physical disabilities rather than just deliberately ticking the wrong box in order to reduce payments from the public coffers whilst these Decision Makers and Assessors do not seem to have any problem at all taking their salaries from the public purse. If your Assessor says they are a Nurse or Paramedic or in fact any title that implies they are medical qualified, this needs to be checked out with the appropriate organisation such as The Royal College of Nursing. Privilege and fancy titles can sometimes hide a multitude of sins. Good luck everyone.
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