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Assessment coming up

Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
Hi I had a phone call from someone from PiP asking if it would be better for my son to have a home vist I'm his appointee so said yes of course it would be. After reading all these horror stories Im more stressed than ever.
Any advice would be appreciated 

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  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Gee what are they up to?
    Offering a choice of venue - home or assessment centre. Most people wanting a home appointment have to fight for it with some still being refused.

    The smiling assassin comes to mind!
  • Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
    Yes im thinking the same after reading all the people who had to fight for a home vist. Said they will call back in a few days with a date and time 
  • Peasmold_01Peasmold_01 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    I did not have to fight for a home visit. I received a letter telling me that the Assessor from ATOS would call on me at 10.00 Thursday 14 December 2017. If I wished to change the date or time, just ring the DWP. The Assessor actually came from Birmingham, and ATOS were paying for to stay in an Hotel in Norwich for a week. Obviously they had a lot of PIP claims or assessments outstanding.  If they offered you a home visit grab it with both hands.  Good luck.
  • Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
    Yes I did as getting him there would be a nightmare said they are capita 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I didn’t have to fight for a home assessment for my daughter either. It was put on the form that a Home assessment was needed and less than 2 weeks after returning the form a letter arrived with a date for a home assessment. No letter from her GP was needed, they agreed based on the evidence I sent. Good luck with your sons claim.
    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.
  • Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
    Thanks everyone there seems to be no clear rules for pip also got a letter yesterday as my daughter is now 16 and would I like to apply for pip for her so I guess by the end I will be more educated. 
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Thanks everyone there seems to be no clear rules for pip also got a letter yesterday as my daughter is now 16 and would I like to apply for pip for her so I guess by the end I will be more educated. 
    The vast majority of PIP claimants and even though I am 70 and have been through 3 assessments/reviews and now removed from the system just muddle through on their own without accessing any face to face help or advice along the way.
    You tend to learn as you go along hoping that you don't make the same mistakes twice.
  • Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
    Yes I guess so. will see what happens on the day thanks 
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