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Friend not getting a home visit - why?

DIAMONDS123DIAMONDS123 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
HI!, MY FRIEND HAS REQUESTED A HOME VISIT!, THEY HAVE SENT HIM A FACE TO FACE!, THEY RECEIVED HIS DOCTOR LETTER TWO WEEKS AGO!

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  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @DIAMONDS123 and welcome to the community. It is good to have you with us.
    One of our specialist advisors will probably be along to talk to you about this, but, in the meanwhile, could you perhaps give us a little more detail for them to go on?
    Very best wishes to you,
    Richard
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi DIAMONDS and welcome

    Unless the Doctors letter was very specific in that your friend could not go to an assessment centre and why, then they are unlikely to to receive a home visit. Any reference that it would be difficult to go etc will have a negative impact

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @DIAMONDS123
    It can be very difficult to get a home visit sometimes. This is what is says on the CAB:

    If the location of your assessment is more than 90 minutes away by public transport and you have difficulty travelling long distances, you might be offered an alternative location or home visit.

    If your GP normally visits you in your home, you might be offered a home visit instead of a having to go to an assessment centre.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Hi im on the same boat .have you got any further with the home visit request? 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Hi was just wondering did you friend get an appointment?
  • DebzsDebzs Member Posts: 35 Courageous
    It's the most intimidating experience these assessments, same happened to me, strangely 3 copies of docs letter weren't received my daughter faxed doc letter 6th Aug and u received 2letters in post for f2f interview 10th aug, these ppl don't care,all I can say is go back to your doctor xx
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Debzs said:
    It's the most intimidating experience these assessments, same happened to me, strangely 3 copies of docs letter weren't received my daughter faxed doc letter 6th Aug and u received 2letters in post for f2f interview 10th aug, these ppl don't care,all I can say is go back to your doctor xx
    Have you seen  Sam Scope's post above?

    It highlights the only way that a home visit may be allowed - it is very restrictive

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