Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Find out how to let us know.
PIP Home assessment
Hello all,,,I had PIP home assessment this morning. I arranged with my mental health support Advocate to be there with me to help myself feel less anxious and such. The lady turned up at 9am spit on time came in showed her my id as requested. Then proceeded to ask a few questions about main issues which as i did on my application form answered them as honest as i could. Then suddenly the lady asked could she use toilet,,downstairs toilet as i live downstairs so i lucky to have one which even though as 3 steps to go down to,,it saves me having to go up the stairs for anything as i do all my cleaning needs in my own room. therefore minimize all risks as i have a lot of physical,,multi degenerative discs in spine and neck,,nerve and muscle conditions also COPD and other conditions too. Anyway as the lady came back from using toilet she said to myself and my mental health advocate that sorry hope we dont mind but she now feeling well and we have to cut short the assessment,,(she was only in my home no longer than 30,,)and if her manager does not mind then she wud fone me later on in morning to finalize any other questions by fone. She then went, she did not phone her boss to ok anything on cutting short appointment before or anything. But then she did fone back about 40 min after she left my home. I am confused as my application would have clearly stated that i would have had someone present with me in assessment,,,due to some of my issues,,and clearly stated that i am not good on phone talking as very short of breath,,frustration and such. Yet she put me in a position which i felt i had to answer fone because if i did not answer after her telling me she was foning then she may have completed thrown out my application due to not answering it in first place and also that i knew that as she may have questions that only i may have the answer for anyway so felt completly put under duress with what had happened due to feeling compelled to do something which even my advocate knows himself that i am not very good on fones at all. I still had all my paperwork in front of me from earlier when she foned anyway she did fone gone i answered aome more questions then all done. My advocate had to go after my assessment has he had other appointments and meetings to attend so told her that he may not be available later anyway. sorry for this long winded post but i was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and whether this is normal practise for PIP assessors or? Thanks
- 48.1K All Categories
- 9.6K Start here and say hello!
- 3.8K Coffee lounge
- 3.9K Disability rights and campaigning
- 1.4K News and opportunities
- 134 Community updates
- 11.3K Talk about your situation
- 1.6K Children, parents, and families
- 608 Work and employment
- 509 Education
- 926 Housing, transport, and independent living
- 903 Aids, adaptations, and equipment
- 236 Dating, sex, and relationships
- 245 Exercise and accessible facilities
- 19K Talk about money
- 1.7K Benefits and financial support
- 4.2K Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 11.2K PIP, DLA, and AA
- 1.9K Universal Credit (UC)
- 3.5K Talk about your impairment
- 1.2K Cerebral palsy
- 573 Chronic pain and pain management
- 631 Rare, invisible, and undiagnosed conditions
- 681 Autism and neurodiversity
- 814 Mental health and wellbeing
- 282 Sensory impairments
Do you need advice on your energy costs?
Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.