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Friend not getting a home visit - why?

DIAMONDS123
DIAMONDS123 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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  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    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
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 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_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 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
  • littleruthie123
    littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Hi im on the same boat .have you got any further with the home visit request? 
  • littleruthie123
    littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Hi was just wondering did you friend get an appointment?
  • Debzs
    Debzs 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
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    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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