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Hi, my name is Budgie2!

Hi can anybody help please my mum has to go to pip assent end of month I rang assessment and asked to consider a home visit... She said we will let you know by letter they have cancelled the end of the month appointment but still not sure if a home visits been decided.. I rang dwp today to find out if her additional support letter had been received from her Gp she said it has.. After that phone call mum gets text saying we have received the additional information do not contact us we will ring  you if we need anymore info it also says we will ring you on this number the number was 0345????? Confused

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  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Budgie2, and welcome to the community!

    It sounds to me as though this has gone in your favour, and that a home assessment is being arranged for you. However, I can understand your worry at having to wait to find out this for certain. My advice would be to wait and see if you hear anything within the next few days, and if not then try to contact them again. Keep us updated and let us know how you get on: I'm sure there will be other members of our community who find themselves in this position too.

    If there's anything we can help you with in the meantime, just let us know! 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    Oh thankyou for that i really do hope she has it at home ..i will update her progress for everyone ..Thankyou for replying Pippascope.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    edited November 2017
    May I just add that from invite to PIP from dla to getting assessment appointment took only  12days after reading lots of forums I'd say that was VERY quick .
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    Hi just updating just rang assessment and mums home visit has been approved but no date as yet was told will get letter in post. 
  • AlexAlex Posts: 1,325 Scope community team
    Great, thanks for the update.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    edited November 2017
    Hi does anyone know if I can ask the assesser to read back to us what he/she has wrote before he/she leaves ? Thanks for any advice.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    You can ask but it is unlikely to happen or be of much use.
    You can request a coppy of  the report within a few days which will be more helpful

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    Thankyou just wanted them to go through it so we know that the correct info has been said from my mum ..i will ask tho .thanks for reply 
  • sue66sue66 Member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    Budgie2 said:
    Thankyou just wanted them to go through it so we know that the correct info has been said from my mum ..i will ask tho .thanks for reply 
    Well if the assessor has put down the facts as we told them then they shouldn't have any  problems with reading back what they put, makes sense to me to get things correct before you leave the room. If this was enforced things would change very quickly about those who have had lies intentionally or un intentionally written about them.  A simple solution to avoid so much stress and all the re considerations etc afterwards with can drag on for weeks. 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    edited November 2017
    Yes exactly my point iv read some terrible stories of lies ..thankyou for your reply 
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,316 Pioneering
    edited November 2017
    @Budgie2 According to the IAS website the claimant is entitled to see the screen throughout. This is what it says about seeing the screen: "Please tell the Health Professional if you’d like to see what they’re writing in their report. Sometimes it may be easier if they describe what’s being written." Hope that helps..
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    Oh thankyou so much for that information i will be with mum when she has her assessment..still no date has yet tho .
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,316 Pioneering
    @Budgie2 If you decide to ask to see the screen let us know what happens as this would make a big difference to how honest assessors in general decide to be. There's no way of stopping them changing what they've written later on when they do the report but they'd think twice about doing that if they know you're keeping an eye on what they've recorded at that actual assessment. 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    I certainly will ...il be sat right next to him/ her my mum has lost both her son's both in their twenties  4 months apart ...my mums  head will be all over the place I need to hear and see everything in her assessment I'm determined. Thankyou for your reply and I will update .
  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,316 Pioneering
    @Budgie2 OMG that's awful, I'm so sorry. Who knows or even cares in the benefit system as it is what tragic stories lie behind each of us. I've had so many traumas in my life and I wrote about some of them in Q15 on the claim form but it was all ignored or played down so much it ended up with my assessor using a standard phrase 9 times in my report "Although she is diagnosed with anxiety and depression she doesn't have medication or specialist input for mental health". To write this she had to ignore antidepressants and 46 years of treatment and a diagnosis of PTSD. There are good assessors and I hope you have one for your Mum. x

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    How can they ignore it ? It makes me sick how they can (some) ignore mental health one of my beautiful brothers took his own life Nobody knew he felt so bad he hid it away ..he was studying at college he had a job he was also caring for mum at the time we all took it turns ..godbless to all the ppl who suffer mental health x and a message to PIP carers have and get  illnesses too ..thankyou wildlife x
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    Hi just an update on mums claim for pip after approving an home visit she gets a letter today saying the asessor has looked at all the info from Dwp and says we are writing to let you know that we have asked for further info from the people involved in her care or treatment  ( GP) we have done this to make sure the assessment report we send to dwp is fair and accurate. It goes on to say once we have received the further information our health professional may be able to finish your assessment without a f2f  (2 fully susported letters from 2 doctors were sent in ...im confused now to what's going on why don't they just do a f2f? One of illnesses is fairly newly diagnosed. My question is why do they need more info .
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    It sounds as though, for a change they have read the file. They are trying to complete the assessment without causing the stress of a f2f

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    It sounds as though, for a change they have read the file. They are trying to complete the assessment without causing the stress of a f2f

    CR
    It sounds as though, for a change they have read the file. They are trying to complete the assessment without causing the stress of a f2f

    CR
    Oh thankyou for your reply ,yes hope so .
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