DWP want another PIP assessment as not happy with their first assessors report!
My husband has been in receipt of PIP since he was medically retired in 2014. He had an assessment at home in early 2016 and another just last month which I also attended. We got a call today from the DWP telling us that they weren't happy with the report the assessor provided, they said it didn't have enough detail and they've given him another time and date in 12 days time to meet with a different assessor. This seems odd to me. Not only to call out of the blue, but the assessor stopped several times during the interview to apologise and said he needed to type up his notes.
I'm going to call DWP to note this discrepancy and ask for a copy of his report too see how little information he supposedly gave. Is it usual to get a call back like this? I can't seem to find anything on the DWP website or other guidance boards as to whether this genuinely happens or if DWP are just ignoring the first report, hoping for one more in their favour ? Will we be in trouble if he doesn't go again - it's really inconvenient to get him there; we tried for a home visit last month and was told no. What if hubby says something different from last time, will they hold any discrepancies in answers against us? The more I read about DWP, Atos and the whole PIP process, the more anxious I feel about getting a fair assessment! Grateful for any advice.