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Will I need a face to face assessment?

mdavis__mdavis__ Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I currently have high rate moblity indefinate and low rate care. Just filled in a pip form and sent off .I have rhuematoid arthritis with inflammotory disease do you think I will have to attend an assessment as I find them the most distressing factor of my illness and even harder to explain is how much pain I'm in ps.should of appealed the low rate care as my mum does almost everything for me since I was last assessed just couldn't go through another assessment to challenge it x 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @mdavis__ Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you joining and sharing.

    Sorry what has happened.  I am unsure of an answer to your question. A member of our community or team will advise.

    Have a look at our benefit advice for support from members who are going through the same.  Does help.

    Consider speaking to CAB  for any benefit advice or information.

    Can help with form filling in and offer other support.

    We are a friendly, supportive community. Care and share.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mdavis__ and welcome to the community! I believe every person is different about whether they get a face to face assessment. It is very difficult to predict these things. Please do use the community throughout this time and we will try to support you as best as we can!
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,326 Disability Gamechanger
    The intention of PIP is that most people will have a face to face assessment. Your sort of case is pretty much the typical sort of case which would routinely be referred for assessment. The PIP form was your chance to explain everything but there’s nothing to stop you sitting down and writing it all down at any point and sending it in. You can also take that and/or a copy of your claim pack in with you at the assessment.
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2018
    mdavis__ said:
    I currently have high rate moblity indefinate and low rate care. Just filled in a pip form and sent off .I have rhuematoid arthritis with inflammotory disease do you think I will have to attend an assessment as I find them the most distressing factor of my illness and even harder to explain is how much pain I'm in ps.should of appealed the low rate care as my mum does almost everything for me since I was last assessed just couldn't go through another assessment to challenge it x 
    Everybody's case is different. In fact everybody with similar conditions and difficulties as yours will be dealt with differently.
    I won't bother detailing all of my issues as they are not relevant, but in general I have a life limiting gastro problem, blocked arteries, damaged lower and upper spine, Pulmonary Fibrosis (right lung has failed) and mental health issues along with an acquired brain injury caused by trauma.
    I used to have an indefinite DLA award from 1995 of High Care & Mobility. My PIP claims all resulted in no points from three face to face assessments!

    You can only roll the dice!
  • crackercracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    When I have to face something like your assessment and feel I cannot do it, I take along a trusted friend. I have found that his in-person support makes a diference in my ability to attend and participate.

    Perhaps speaking to a counselor might help?
  • lyndawarlyndawar Member Posts: 4 Listener
    It all depends but yes there is usually a face to face depending how well your pip form shows a picture of you and your problems, PIP is very different than DLA as it depends on how much you can do and not what you can't do, you need to let them know how your illness affects you day to day. and the problems it causes. Good luck 🙂
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