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Home F2F by capita

steve0306steve0306 Member Posts: 12 Listener
got my home assessment through today , a home assessment by capita  sept 3rd, do they check every room , what sort of things do they do , any help welcomed 

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  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Some do and some don't. but they will either ask permission to look or more likely ask you to show them.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    When my daughter had her home assessment for PIP they didn't check any room but he doesn't claim for physical conditions but i'm fairly sure they don't ask to check rooms for anything.

    They will ask you questions based on the descriptors and how your conditions affect you. You should try to answer with as much detail as possible and try to avoid answering with just a yes or no. If you have someone that can be there during the assessment then this can often help but you'll have to answer all those questions yourself, unless they are your appointee. Hope it goes well for you, good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Hi,

    When my daughter had her home assessment for PIP they didn't check any room but he doesn't claim for physical conditions but i'm fairly sure they don't ask to check rooms for anything.

    They will ask you questions based on the descriptors and how your conditions affect you. You should try to answer with as much detail as possible and try to avoid answering with just a yes or no. If you have someone that can be there during the assessment then this can often help but you'll have to answer all those questions yourself, unless they are your appointee. Hope it goes well for you, good luck.
    It is not unkown for two assessors to do a home assessment - a trainer and a trainee. I have read in the past that one of them may take an interest in how the room is laid out etc and may well ask to see the kitchen/lounge etc which is in the next room.
    It is not unknown for an assessor to ask if they can use the bathroom. The claimant can take them to it or just point/direct.
  • SugarCoatedSugarCoated Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    I had a home assessment, the guy was 10 minutes early and apologised saying if it was a problem he could come back at 9am. He didn't ask for any identification or prescription list. Just asked questions asked permission for a medical examination. He never asked to see any part of the house. 
  • zuchon1975zuchon1975 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    I had my assessment last Friday by Capita at home and the didn’t ask to see in any rooms. Just asked questions about the layout of the bathroom put did not ask to see it. 
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
     Just asked questions about the layout of the bathroom put did not ask to see it. 
    A very believing and trusting individual might I say. Not many assessors will take the word of the claimant as being fully truthful.
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