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Have you had any experience with PIP home assesment?

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mandymo
mandymo Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2018 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, I'm having a PIP home assessment in 2 days , I didn't request a home one just got told I'm having one. Sent my forms back start of July have got worse since then and am finally getting assessed mid December. First assessment was last year in a centre but have deteriorated a lot. lm currently just getting standard mobility rate no independence benefit.  I am so worried about it and that I won't be able to sit for 2 hours due to pain and just don't know what to expect really and that I won't be able to answer the question properly and if they get you to do tasks around the home I'm going to try and do them then pay for it later etc. Are they generally kind ? Does anyone have experience of having a PIP home assessment to let me know what I can expect ? Many thanks in advance .

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Championing
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    Hi @mandymo

    Good Evening & Welcome ??

    Please please don’t worry ? as you have come to the right place for “help/support!!!!!!!!!!

    We have got some great info on pip for you below:

    https://search.scope.org.uk/s/redirect?collection=scope-meta&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scope.org.uk%2Fsupport%2Fdisabled-people%2Fbenefits%2Fpip&index_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scope.org.uk%2Fsupport%2Fdisabled-people%2Fbenefits%2Fpip&auth=OdCmUepX8Eu01lD6Q10Fhg&profile=_default&rank=1&query=Pip


    Do you have any family/friends who can be there with you ???

    If not do you have a local “CAB” ?????

    Please please let me let me know if I can help/support you further????

  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Championing
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    Hi @mandymo, and a warm welcome to the community!

    I'm sorry to see you haven't had any responses yet. Is your PIP assessment today? Wishing you all the best with it, and please do let us know how you get on. 
  • chiz
    chiz Community member Posts: 59 Contributor
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    Hi @Mandymoo
    I had a home assessment it lasted 45 mins , i wasnt asked todo any activities around the home , she didnt look around the home , she was very nice , she did ask togo the loo  and commented i had no bath aids , that was about it , 6 weeks later i got an award xx 
    Goodluck
    Ellen xx
  • mandymo
    mandymo Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi Ellen,  thank you so much for your response . I had mine yesterday and was surprised at how quick it was and like you she didn't ask me to do any tasks apart from bend forwards in sitting to touch toes which I failed badly. She didn't ask very many questions which surprised me but then I suppose or hope they have read the paper work before and beleive you.  I already have the mobility component but was hoping to get some independent payment as I am finding things so difficult now. Somehow I feel that I won't be successful mainly due to the lack of questions asked . I felt she covered very little. I will just have to wait 6-8 weeks now to see. I'm not getting my hopes up. Just hope I keep the mobility. 
    Oh yes she told me they have shut several centres so are doing more home visits hence the back log in waiting time for assessments ( mine was 5 months ) !!
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