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Pip reassessment, didn't get home visit I needed

greengirlgreengirl Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited December 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi im wondering if anyone can help i got sent a pip renewal form citizens advice helped to fill it out i suffer wirh extreme depression and anxiety i never go anywhere alone and im never alone even at home i also really struggle with meeting people i tend to have bad meltdown and anxiety attacks i was originally awarded low level pip no mobility in 2016 so when i filled in renewal form i asked for home visit i got sent appointment for miles away my hus 

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  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @greengirl, I'm sorry to hear this. Do you have any medical evidence that could be used to show that you need a home visit? 
  • greengirlgreengirl Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Yes ive got a letter from gp but they said that didnt matter and the text message says that dwp have received my assessment report and they will inform me in 6 weeks if its successful i just dont understand how they can say i need a medical and then decide to do a report without one?
  • TardisTardis Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    Which came first, the appointment letter or the text message?  If you have only just received the text message then it is possible they managed to do a paper assessment and you won't need to have the assessment.  If you contact the assessment company they can check whether or not you still need to attend.
  • greengirlgreengirl Member Posts: 6 Listener
    The letter came first im just worrying about them just passing it through not assesing it at an appointment because my husband rang and requested home visit and had a bit of a row with the woman on the phone
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Simple answer is they most likely decided they had enough of evidence to do a paper based assessment. It doesn't mean anything other than a face to face wasn't needed. As advised on a previous thread, ring DWP to ask for a copy of the assessment report.
    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.
  • greengirlgreengirl Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you i just need to try to stop worrying now
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