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Recording PIP assessment
Hello Can I ask if anyone else has been told that they have to fill a form in before being able to record their home assessment, but more importantly have they been told that it Must be recorded on TWO old tech tape recorders and one tape must be given to the assessor ? I was due to have my PIP assessment last Tuesday at my home. Because I have previously had bad experiences with Capita and had lost my PIP even though my conditioned has worsened. The assessor did not have any knowledge of one of my conditions ( Fibromyalgia) and when I went to tell her what it is she just said "I haven't got time for that as I only have 45 minutes and I have another appointment after this. She was only interested in ticking boxes. The reports were wrong and even my doctor and councillor couldn't understand why they refused me. This time I gave even more evidence including a letter from my GP to advise my conditions are chronic and would only worsen and they advise I am unfit for work plus a report from an independant doctor from my company pension, the fact I'm using a Buprenorphine patch, Liquid Oramorph, Pregablin plus other meds but they still insist on a face to face. I still need to find and buy two tape recorders and tapes and I am not getting any benefits at all. It's unfair that the onus is on a disabled person to find this old tech which hardly anyone owns anymore. I pointed this out when I rang Capita and suggested that as they insist on taping this way then perhap they should provide the equipment. Sorry for the long post but I am still really frustrated.