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Pip assesments

Hi my mum has her home assesment next week, when can she request the report that the assesser wrote? Does she need to get the decision first.?

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Budgie

    Yes she can request the report from the DWP 2-3 days after the assessment, you do not need to wait for the decision

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 215 Listener
    @CockneyRebel It says request it after decision in booklet with appointment so shall we just ignore that ...yes  il request it 2/3 days after thankyou ...they didn't say which profession will be seeing her just said her name is kate
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    The HCP profession should be on the report when you get it. PIP reports are usually available prior to the decision but ESA ones after.
    When you get the report it will give you an indication of how the assessor scored, if you then have concerns about the outcome you do have a window of opportunity to talk to a DM and discuss your concerns prior to the decision being made

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 215 Listener
    The HCP profession should be on the report when you get it. PIP reports are usually available prior to the decision but ESA ones after.
    When you get the report it will give you an indication of how the assessor scored, if you then have concerns about the outcome you do have a window of opportunity to talk to a DM and discuss your concerns prior to the decision being made

    CR
    Thankyou very much 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 215 Listener
    @CockneyRebel ...i have a double cassette recorder iv had for a long time ..i don't know to ring DWP to tell them I'm recording it or not I'm confused what to do ...i just don't want to see a false report and I also don't want the assessor to think we don't trust her either .
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2018
    It is a good idea to record  your assessment but you do need permission
    It is also recommended that you use new sealed casssettes opened in the presence of the HCP

    From the PIP guide

    Audio recording of PIP consultations
    The audio recording of
    face- to-face consultations is not currently part
    of the contractual
    specification for PIP assessments.
    Claimants may use their own equipment to
    audio record their face-
    to-face consultation, should they wish to, subject to any reasonable
    conditions the
    DWP chooses to impose on such recordings
    . These
    reasonable conditions are:
    The claimant must inform the
    AP in advance that they wish to
    audio record their consultation. This is to allow the
    AP to ensure
    that the HP scheduled to carry out the consultation is willing to
    be recorded. If the HP is unwilling to be
    audio recorded, an
    alternative appointment should be made with an HP who is
    willing .
    The claimant must be able to provide a complete and accurate
    copy of the
    audio recording to the HP at the end of the
    consultation.
    For this reason, certain devices that are capable
    of
    editing, real
    -time streaming or video recording the session are
    not approved.
    Non -approved devices include (but are not limited
    to) PCs, tablets, smart phones, MP3 players
    , smart watches
    ,
    and devices that are not capable of providing a verifiable media
    copy that can be easily
    checked
    during the assessment.
    Acceptable formats for such recordings are restricted
    to CD and
    audio cassette only
    The claimant must sign a
    consent
    form in which they agree
    to
    provide a copy of the
    audio rec ording and not use the
    audio
    recording for unlawful purposes.
    APs
    must publicise these conditions and ideally include them in
    communications sent to claimants before they attend a face-
    to-face
    consultation.
    Video recording of
    consultations
    is not permitted. This is
    to ensure
    the safety and privacy of staff and other
    claimants.
    Restrictions on claimants’
    use of recordings
    If it is only the claimant’s personal data that is being recorded then
    there are no restrictions on the use the claimant can make of the
    recording. However
    , the DWP reserves the right to take appropriate
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    action where the recording is used for unlawful purposes
    – for
    example, if it is altered and published for malicious reasons.
    Covert recording of consultations
    If the HP notices
    that a clai
    mant is covertly recording their
    consultation, the restrictions relating to the recording of consultations
    should be explained to the claimant. If the HP is content to be
    recorded, the claimant is content to sign the agreement form and the
    claimant’s equip
    ment meets the specified requirements, the
    consultation can continue. If this is not the case the claimant should
    be asked to stop recording. If the claimant refuses, the consultation
    should be terminated and the case should be returned to
    the DWP
    using the return assessment function with reason failure to
    participate. The
    CM will consider whether the claimant has good
    reason for failing to participate in the consultation.

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 215 Listener
    @CockneyRebel This has certainly changed my mind too much to do in a short space of time ...thankyou for your prompt reply 
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