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Home Assessment

debcushdebcush Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited November 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have a home assessment on Thursday and I’m worried sick! I was an original “DLA for life”. I have numerous conditions such as, depression, diabetes, oesteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes neuropathy, diabetic rhetreopathy, growths in thyroid, fibromyalgia.....My husband has had to reduce his hours at work to care for me and he will be there on the day. Would he be allowed to take notes? Can we ask for the assessors profession including area of expertise? Any other pointers or advice would be welcomed.

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  • matthew27matthew27 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    i had this happen  too

    atos are a nightmare  hate to say
    you my have other company come depends where you live


    just tell them all bad points of conditions  and hit home how bad it is
    I made mistake of telling them my good days  dont do that  
    they will use that against your claim

    all the best
    angela
  • debcushdebcush Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks Angela.....do they make you do things to assess you eg walk, get items etc? I usually have someone come clean for me, should I cancel them so that the assessor sees the house as it would be if I didn’t have help? 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Best of luck with your upcoming assessment, @debcush!

    Scope have some useful PIP advice you might like to read, as it will be applicable to home assessments too. I'm sure your husband will be allowed to take notes, but there's no harm in confirming this on the day: it's great that you'll have somebody there to support you. Try not to worry: keep us updated and we'll do what we can to support you, regardless of the outcome!
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    debcush said:
    Thanks Angela.....do they make you do things to assess you eg walk, get items etc? I usually have someone come clean for me, should I cancel them so that the assessor sees the house as it would be if I didn’t have help? 

    It is your home and no one can make you do anything that will cause you severe pain or discomfort. If you do refuse any of the physical tests, which aren't many, then you must explain your reason for refusing. The assessment can take place in any room of your choosing, even the bedroom if you would normally be in bed at that time. The assessor has no right to explore your home. You should make no special effort on the day, keep to your routine, take your meds as you normally do. You do not even need to be dressed if that would not be in your normal daily schedule
    Your husband can take notes, but will not be able to answer for you. You  should be shown ID by the assessor and can ask for their profession but that and thier expertise is of little relevance to a PIP assessment , IT IS NOT A MEDICAL. Remember PIP is more about functionality than condition, you won't score points because you don't do something only for the things you can't do

    I am sure others will give more /better advice

    good luck

    CR


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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