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Are the assessments recorded?

stephen1878stephen1878 Member Posts: 3 Listener
The reason I'm asking is i had my assessment and was rejected. I asked for the Mandatory Reconsideration which was also rejected. However looking through the reasons i now understand why. The person doing the assessment  basically lied about every single thing. I honestly thought i was looking at the result of someone elses interview. 
Almost every single thing i said she put the opposite. I was already incredibly stressed by it all and now i'm mad too. I'm not even sure there any point complaining to them because i doubt they'd take my word over hers without proof! which is why i was wondering if they recorded each interview?
I'll hopefully get to the tribunal stage but even then i dont hold out much hope because of the lies. I've been on DLA for over 10yrs and now magically after one interview I'm basically told I'm fine and I'm a liar!
Has anyone else had similar experiences?

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  • topshoestopshoes Member Posts: 442 Pioneering
    edited November 2018
    Hi @ stephen1878 a warm welcome to you , i am so sorry to hear all of this , o yes she was calling me a liar to my face , so i do not give out much hope for me, raising her voice to me to have told my dr so it is logged
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Assessments are not recorded. Claiming DLA for over 10 years doesn't automatically entitle you to PIP. It's not about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the descriptors.

    Only 17% of MR decisions change and most people have to take it to Tribunal. Evidence wlll be needed to support your claim and the evidence needs to state how your conditions affect you.

    I'd advise you to contact your local welfare rights, law centre or any other advice centre near you who will help and advise you further.

    Good luck.
    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.
  • stephen1878stephen1878 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    HI,

    Assessments are not recorded. Claiming DLA for over 10 years doesn't automatically entitle you to PIP. It's not about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the descriptors.

    Only 17% of MR decisions change and most people have to take it to Tribunal. Evidence wlll be needed to support your claim and the evidence needs to state how your conditions affect you.

    I'd advise you to contact your local welfare rights, law centre or any other advice centre near you who will help and advise you further.

    Good luck.
    No, i know being on DLA for any period doesn't entitle anyone to anything. I mentioned it just because it's as if one interview cured me of over 10yrs of living with my conditions. 
    I have an appointment next week with my local citizens advice. Hopefully they'll be able to point me in the right direction. 

    Thanks,  i appreciate the reply and advice.
  • stephen1878stephen1878 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    topshoes said:
    Hi @ stephen1878 a warm welcome to you , i am so sorry to hear all of this , o yes she was calling me a liar to my face , so i do not give out much hope for me, raising her voice to me to have told my dr so it is logged
    I'm sorry to hear that. 

    Thankyou for the welcome and the reply. I wish you well in your claim.
  • topshoestopshoes Member Posts: 442 Pioneering
    you are more then welcome @stephen1878 i wish you all the very best too let us know how things go  x 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,984 Disability Gamechanger
    The role of the HCP is not to note down your answers. It is to form a view on your functional ability in relation to the specific descriptors. Nor are they saying you’re fine. They’re saying you don’t score enough points. Not the same thing. 

    There’s nothing for Citizens Advice to say other than “do an MR”. 
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