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Ftf interview question

SystemSystem Posts: 547

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This discussion was created from comments split from: PIP award triggering ESA reassessment????.

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  • Sharon1973Sharon1973 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi i have my f2f interview next tuesday. I am terrified. I have a lot of evidence to take with me. What i wanted to ask is. I was speaking to someone else who has crohns disease like me and she said at her interview she called up prior to her f2f and asked if she could fill in the points sheet and was told yes and she was allowed to do this at her interview. She said she also asked after each question what the assessor had written down and if it was incorrect she asked him to change it and he did. She said she also recorded it on her phone but i thought it had to be equipment that could give them a copy of it too at the end of the interview. 

    If anyone could clarify the points above please.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You can certainly try to hand your evidence in during the assessment but dont be surprised if the refuse to accept it. This very often happens, it's happen to me and many other people too.

    I'm not sure what you mean by the "points sheet" being placed in the Support Group for ESA isn't about scoring points, it's about satisfying at least one of the support group descriptors, or reg 35.

    You can certainly ask to see what's been written but they could refuse to show you. You can ring DWP about 1 week after and ask them to send you a copy of the assessment report. This will give you some idea what the decision will be as they mostly go with the report.

    No, you can not record the assessment on your phone. You need permission to record any assessment and you need to ring them 2 days before the date. If you record secretly and they catch you, you risk having your file returned to DWP and being found fit for work. To record an assessment you need to use either a CD or tape recorder, you must produce 2 identical copies and one must be handed in at the end of the assessment.
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