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Wounded in a bomb explosion and can't get home visit

Daren_66Daren_66 Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited July 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I'm an ex service man.. I was wounded in a n IED explosion. I have sent all my support evidence and pip form in.. The atos people at first said I have sent so much info in and they want to do an assessment at a centre. I asked them to read the gp letter asking for a home visit only due to my physical and mental illness. The health professional looked at my case and said cause I visited my gp 2 months ago I can go to an assessment centre. I explained I can't. It just seems they are not even looking at my evidence. Even though I ask them to each time I call atos.. Will a new health professional look at the correct letter of support for me by my gp?? 

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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hello daren 66

    I think ATOS may have now changed their name to Independent Assessment Services (IAS).

    You need to lodge a complaint against the decision not to visit you at home. I have put  link below to IAS complaint procedure.

    https://www.mypipassessment.co.uk/feedback/#a-step-by-step-guide-to-our-complaint-process-1553

    In addition it maybe worth contacting your local MP and ask for their help and assistance with your case. They can also query why a home visit is not been offered. 

    Also the British Legion may also be able to help, again I put a link to their website and looks like they can be contacted for free on 0808 802 8080.

    https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-support/finance/help-with-disability-benefits/ 

    Good luck

    Maria
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  • Pamela_FifePamela_Fife Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hey Daren 66

     Just joined today so not entirely sure how this all works - but I'll attempt to reply anyway lol. I filled in my PIP forms with help from a friend who's a social worker. I suffer with a chronic pain condition, depression and severe anxiety. I didn't ask for a home visit, and I have to visit my gp and hospital regularly - but was awarded one anyway. I'd defo lodge a complaint. Absolutely rediculous in the circumstances ur in, that they can't come visit u at home.  Please ask them to reconsider, and good luck with ur claim. 
      I've had my home visit and waiting patiently to hear back. 

    Take Care

    Pamela. 
  • Daren_66Daren_66 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks for your message. My doctor has rung and spoke to ATOS. They have now agreed to a home visit for me.. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Daren_66, I am really happy to hear that you managed to get this sorted! I wish you the very best of luck with your assessment and please do keep us updated :)
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  • Daren_66Daren_66 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you... 
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    @Daren_66 glad you’v got you home visit sorted out, hope you get the award you want
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    Daren_66 said:
    I'm an ex service man.. I was wounded in a n IED explosion. I have sent all my support evidence and pip form in.. The atos people at first said I have sent so much info in and they want to do an assessment at a centre. I asked them to read the gp letter asking for a home visit only due to my physical and mental illness. The health professional looked at my case and said cause I visited my gp 2 months ago I can go to an assessment centre. I explained I can't. It just seems they are not even looking at my evidence. Even though I ask them to each time I call atos.. Will a new health professional look at the correct letter of support for me by my gp?? 
    I too am a veteran in more way than one! Thankfully my time with the Army was a safe one unlike others I see and hear about. My experience in NI is dwarfed by the stories I hear of the Mid East.
     Unfortunately the training we go through never leaves you, no matter what.
     I was injured at work in 1995 when I was confronted by two masked divvies one holding an automatic weapon and the other with a baseball bat who attempted to relieve me of the wages I was making up.
     The reaction was to attack with surprise and aggression to relieve him of the weapon and put him down with it. Unfortunately I got a crack across the back of the head which put me on the deck. For good measure I looked up and saw the discharge from the weapon - then nothing I was out for the count. 

    I only mention all of that as the assessor/DWP  three times at face to face assessments concluded that my mental health was better than the average bloke!

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