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PIP assesment

Lizzie2016Lizzie2016 Member Posts: 6 Listener
I have been waiting 10 weeks for an assesment appointment which they told  me i had to have they said i must have home assesment because of my condition i rang today and was told i will get an appointment when they have an asseor in my area of kent or i could go east london i have diagnosed agrophobia amongst other things feel i am now being penalised because of my condition 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Lizzie

    Is this a new claim or a change from DLA to PIP ?
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Lizzie2016Lizzie2016 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I was on indefinite low rate DLA both componets i was then diagnosed with fibromyalgia so had to start new claim with PIP
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    It doesn't sound like they're refusing you the home assessment, it just seems like you have a wait longer for an assessor to become available in your area. Or, they've offered you an appointment sooner if you attend one of their centres in East London. Sometimes is does take longer for a home assessment. Hopefully you won't have to wait too long.
    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.
  • Lizzie2016Lizzie2016 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you fingers crossed 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Your DLA should remain in payment until a decision is made. There is no guarantee that you will qualify for a PIP award even though you receive DLA, as the criteria are different.

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Lizzie2016Lizzie2016 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I know this i was just concerned about appointment time wait 
  • TardisTardis Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    We waited over 3 months for a home assessment appointment recently.  In the end it was a paper assessment as we sent in further evidence which they accepted.  I think they claimed that we had been assigned to a particular assessor and that assessor had no slots available any sooner and no other assessor could cover it.  I have no idea how true that was!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    10 weeks isn't really that long. Some are waiting longer than this. You'll continue to be paid your DLA while you wait and that's a good thing.
    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.
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