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assessments and tapes

it seems pointless in tapeing your assessment if you cant see the report written at the time ?yes i assume the hcp will write it out after and just use the computer for referance but then we do hear of those who say it sounded like someone else I wonder if they could be made to complete the report in the time you are there then print it so you have a copy which cannot be refuted prob only take an hour  which seems fine as ftof is done in15mins well mine was anyway

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  • LittleGizmo86LittleGizmo86 Member Posts: 79 Courageous
    Why would they write it there and then and give it to you when you can request a copy to be posted out once it has been written.

    Also recording it is harder than it sounds as you need to seek special permission in advance and use specialist equiptment. Not easy to do at all.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 90 Listener
    Why would they write it there and then and give it to you when you can request a copy to be posted out once it has been written.

    Also recording it is harder than it sounds as you need to seek special permission in advance and use specialist equiptment. Not easy to do at all.
    why would they not give you a copy there and then it might stop people getting refused but then you are there to be assessed not have a writing compition  my report only states what i did or not not that i could not do because of this or that  but the point is tapeing wont give a view it will only confirm if yes you were asked or you did answer thats how i view it


  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    sweet said:

    why would they not give you a copy there and then it might stop people getting refused 
    I can think of one very good reason. If they did all of the work in front of you and handed you a copy of the report the easiest and most likely thing that the claimant would do is read it before leaving the assessment room.
    If you thought it was wrong would you be likely to challenge the assessor there and then?
    H&S comes into play and  the assessor would not want to be placed in that situation.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 90 Listener
    ohh yes i would read it there and then and yes i would question assesser why not after all they tell the truth dont they so h?s is not a prob 

  • PinPin Member Posts: 139 Pioneering
    Subjectivity comes into play.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,009 Disability Gamechanger
    Whilst many of my colleagues do the opposite due to pressure of time I never complete disability benefit claims in front of claimants. I take notes and do it back at the office where I can clear my head and take my time. HCPs do not have that luxury either. However, there’s a basic misunderstanding at play here. The report IS completed whilst you’re in the room. It is software based and it’s what they’re typing as you’re speaking. 

    You have no right at the time to see any aspect of the report other than your typical day type statement but can see the whole thing afterward. As you can’t do an MR until you have a decision there’s no injustice in that. You’re not there for a discussion. It’s an assessment not a negotiation. They form a view. You get to challenge it if it forms the basis of a decision which you don’t like. 

    You will get nowhere asking what points they have recommended but it’s perfectly reasonable to ask which activities they have recommended you score points on. If you think it’s 6 areas and they say 5 you can at least clarify so nothing is missed.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    sweet said:
    ohh yes i would read it there and then and yes i would question assesser why not after all they tell the truth dont they so h?s is not a prob 

    That I believe is what they would want to avoid. Some people may well be OK some may get a little 'annoyed'. From a H&S point of view they have to consider the assessor's wellbeing. Besides which the assessor won't have time to sit and discuss what they have written. 
    As I say it's a non starter.
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