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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 


  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 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.
    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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