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I have applied for pip ,I have an assessment adviser coming to see me at my home why

helohelo Member Posts: 1 Listener
Why is the medical assessment being done at my home . I have fibromyalgia 

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @helo and a warm welcome to the community! Is this a medical appointment for PIP? You may have been awarded a home assessment if it is deemed that you are unable to leave the house to attend an assessment. I know a lot of people fight hard to get a home assessment. I hope it goes well!
    Scope

  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Personally I cannot see what the difference is between a home visit and one at the assessor's office. Obviously I may well have a blinkered opinion as all of mine over the past 23 years have all taken place at a venue outside of my home.
    Still it may help relieve some anxiety I suppose by having it at home but that has never been a problem for me.
  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi helo
    Actually a home assessment can be very useful as if you have bars for the toilet or a level access shower or any other aids to help with daily living it is easier for the assessor to judge how much help you need and how you are affected by your circumstances.Much better than at a centre which in itself can be decided by them if you can make it to there you can do more than you think.
    Just remember to have somebody with you in case you have difficulty.Good luck
        Debsidoo.x

  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    edited August 2018
    debsidoo said:
    Hi helo
    Actually a home assessment can be very useful as if you have bars for the toilet or a level access shower or any other aids to help with daily living it is easier for the assessor to judge how much help you need and how you are affected by your circumstances.Much better than at a centre which in itself can be decided by them if you can make it to there you can do more than you think.
    Just remember to have somebody with you in case you have difficulty.



    Are you suggesting that you would take the assessor or maybe just tell them to wander around the home to inspect the adaptions that you may have?

    Surely the adaptions prove nothing, they may well have been installed to give the impression of a serious disability? Much like the walking stick standing behind the front door that is never used or maybe the 'ebay' wheelchair?

    To be honest I doubt that the assessor will penalise you if you turn up for an assessment at one of their venues. Just explain to them how you managed to get there.

    In the main I have always gone in alone for an assessment - that includes ESA, IIDB, DLA and PIP.
  • DebzsDebzs Member Posts: 35 Courageous
    Make sure you have someone with you if you get a visit, am sure they not allowed to wander around your home,bless you it's a stressful time when dealing with these ppl 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Is there anybody else who can be there during the assessment or not?
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Debzs said:
    Make sure you have someone with you if you get a visit, am sure they not allowed to wander around your home,bless you it's a stressful time when dealing with these ppl 
    Unfortunately there have been some cases where they have asked to use the toilet and have looked around. But in the main they are not interested.
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