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Hi, my name is mnker17!

mnker17 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi my name is Mick, hope you are all well, i wonder if some one can help with a little info, on Monday the 8th of Jan i have my second term assessment for my pip with independent assessment services, it is a home visit due to the nature of my disability, my query is if i ask the assessor for proof of medical qualifications are they obligated to provide proof that they are adequately qualified to assess my situation. hope you can help
                                                                                              BEST REGARDS  MICK


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,217 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Mick and welcome

    You can ask but they are not obliged to tell you. It is up to you whether you ask but it may antagonise an HCP. Their qualification will be on the assessment report which you should request 2-3 days after

    PIP is a functionality test which in theory could be done by a semi trained monkey.

    HCP's are only required to complete a course on disability assessment, the legislation does not even require them to be medically qualified.

    Good luck with your assessment

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • mnker17
    mnker17 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks cockney rebel, in theory it should be a breeze, it just annoys me that they have all my medical reports  
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,217 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope all goes well for you, please let us know

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mnker17

    Good Afternoon & Welcome!

    Is there any support/help that I can offer you for the “Big Day”

    Many thanks my friend !!!!!

  • mnker17
    mnker17 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    edited January 2018
    Cheers folks, I'm not really that worried my last one was really nice believe it or not , but i know there are some morally void d****


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