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geoval1050geoval1050 Member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi
I am from Northern Ireland first time on here, I have been in receipt of DLA for nearly 17 years i recently received a PIP form which i had to fill in. If i have to go for a face to face meeting is the person interviewing me a Doctor , i have read some messages on here that people have had home meetings and this was carried out by nurses.. Also where in Belfast are the PIP meetings held.

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @geoval1050

    Welcome to our online community /family 👪

    We have got some info on pip on here.

    Please please let me know if you need any help / advice. 
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Hi
    I am from Northern Ireland first time on here, I have been in receipt of DLA for nearly 17 years i recently received a PIP form which i had to fill in. If i have to go for a face to face meeting is the person interviewing me a Doctor , i have read some messages on here that people have had home meetings and this was carried out by nurses.. Also where in Belfast are the PIP meetings held.
    What I can say that here in England, and I don't suppose that NI is any different, they don't use doctors - too expensive and unnecessary.
    They use anybody that has some sort of medical background - young nurse, paramedic, physiotherapist in fact anybody that understands what your feet are connected to! 
    The computer software that they use to assess you could in fact be operated by almost anybody.
    What I also would say is that like life in general there are good assessors and poor ones that shouldn't be let near you.
    Some will listen to you, some will make their own mind up ignoring anything that you say.
  • geoval1050geoval1050 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you so much for getting in touch its such a stressful thing, i suffer with PTSD plus many ailments to my body i just get so stressed out over simple things.

    George
  • geoval1050geoval1050 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi
    I just got a letter from Capita giving me a face to face appointment which will take place at my home address . What sort of things will he or she be asking, i suffer from PTSD and get fairly worked up about things like this.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi
    I just got a letter from Capita giving me a face to face appointment which will take place at my home address . What sort of things will he or she be asking, i suffer from PTSD and get fairly worked up about things like this.
    Hi,

    You'll be asked questions on how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors here.

    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.
  • geoval1050geoval1050 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hi
    I photocopied my application form before posting it off would i be allowed to refer to my copy during the face to face appointment ?
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Hi
    I photocopied my application form before posting it off would i be allowed to refer to my copy during the face to face appointment ?
    If you do that you may well be scored down as being able to manipulate a file of papers and read from them. They used that on me - I was only holding on to my passport and letter to attend the assessment which despite what the assessor said that I was continually reading the documents, who would want to look at what I was carrying!

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