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Had PIP f2f today,help

lukiz94lukiz94 Member Posts: 10 Listener
hi all, I had my f2f today, home visit. He was a lovely guy, I’ve read some stories about how they pretend to be friendly but I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt and took him as I found him, he even said things like “if you can’t do this movement don’t force yourself because the government will think you can do it all the time and it won’t work in your favour” “don’t feel bad just think as NI as car insurance, you wouldn’t feel bad taking help from them if you had an accident would you?” etc. Very reassuring man! So I’m staying hopeful that he’s as honest as he was helpful!.. Anyways my question is how do I request my report ASAP? I live in wales and it was done by CAPITA if that makes a difference. Also- anybody in wales recently had award that can give me accurate timeline? He said about 4 weeks Thank you!

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to ring DWP to request a copy of the report but i'd wait until at least the end of the week before doing this. They won't send a copy of the report to you until they've received both copies back.... paper copy and digital copy and this can take a few days.
    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 Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    lukiz94 said:
    he even said things like “if you can’t do this movement don’t force yourself because the government will think you can do it all the time and it won’t work in your favour” “don’t feel bad just think as NI as car insurance, you wouldn’t feel bad taking help from them if you had an accident would you?” etc. Very reassuring man! 
    Is this the new version of what an assessor is now like?
    Such a shame as the missing of information and inaccuracies in a report along with the questions about a dog, driving etc will be sorely missed!
  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi @lukiz94
    Sounds a bit like my assessor was.Im in Mid Wales.Altogether from face to face until actual decision was reached took about eight weeks this included the Christmas period.However this is no guarantee your timeline will be the same.Good luck.
       Debsidoo.x
      
        
  • dignifieddolldignifieddoll Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Wish id had one like that😊
  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Yes @dignifieddoll
    I agree there are vast discrepancies in training and approach between assessors I was lucky to have had a fair one.
        Debsidoo.x
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    Wish id had one like that😊
    no you don't really. It is the fun part of PIP when you are made to feel like a criminal at the face to face assessment, and then added to that you get to read a report allegedly relating to you but it isn't. They find miraculous cures for incurable illnesses and disabilities.
    Were would you be if you had nothing to complain about?
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