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I'm appalled by my assessor's comment

angrymom2019angrymom2019 Member Posts: 11 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi there I'm waiting for my tribunal date, so been looking over my assessors findings and there amour of lies been told is unreal , but the one I'm mostly disappointed in is were she state she appears too have excessive adipose tissue , so if looked this up because I didn't know what it ment and I'm appalled to know she was basically calling me very fat can they do this help would be greatly appreciated 

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @angrymom2019

    Good Afternoon it’s great to meet you today 🙏🙏🙏

    I very very sorry to hear about your current situation.

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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi angrymom2019,

    Whether they 'can do this' is a big question, but I agree it's offensive. You can complain about her. The complaints procedure is here for ATOS and here for Capita.

    Arguably this is disability discrimination (there isn't any specific discrimination legislation about size but it can be argued it's a form of disability discrimination potentially). 

     It's possible that the assessor's attitude to you influenced her assessment of your disability and that's obviously caused you problems or you wouldn't be appealing! I would probably not dwell on it in the tribunal though. It's not something which they'll be interested in as they will want to ask you questions about the PIP activities and what you can & cannot do. I would focus on the activities relevant to you & what you should have scored. 

    You could say that you have complained - it's not essential to do so, but that way, you're separating out her attitude (which the tribunal can't do anything about) from getting the right PIP decision, which hopefully you will. If you feel that the assessor's generally negative attitude was part of the reason you didn't get the right PIP award, or maybe not any award at all, I'd make this clear in your complaint. 

    One claimant even sued in the county court because the assessment company had caused her such problems - however this is quite a bit step to take & I think she was successful because of the big financial & health consequences the wrong PIP decision had.

    Will

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  • chockieschockies Member Posts: 61 Courageous
    Hi @angrymom2019 I am so sorry to hear that you have been treated in this way.

    I was going to say what another poster said and suggest making a complaint to the relevant departments.

    Chockies.


  • affii1993affii1993 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    @angrymom2019 so my last assessment in jan 2018 said the same and exact words and yes I complained but they took no action and i got a call from capita out of blue last week to say my f2f assessment is cancelled am like I didn’t have anything booked I asked if I can make a complain cus I won my tribunal but she said you can’t its over 1 years old and your won so it doesn’t matter I told her to f off 
  • dmidwinter148dmidwinter148 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    In mine they kept saying raised BMI so i can cook my own meals. Even the word fat is used. I am fat and obese i am due for surgery in a few weeks to help keep the weight off. Thanks to POS and other issues. I was very angry and reported her as its slander. I would report them and good luck xxx
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    edited January 2019
    affii1993 said:
    @angrymom2019 so my last assessment in jan 2018 said the same and exact words and yes I complained but they took no action and i got a call from capita out of blue last week to say my f2f assessment is cancelled am like I didn’t have anything booked I asked if I can make a complain cus I won my tribunal but she said you can’t its over 1 years old and your won so it doesn’t matter I told her to f off 
    Some of us are brave some no so. I honestly love your attitude in telling Capita to **** ***! 
    In my assessments I too have found the assessing procedure to be very heavy handed (you WILL do what I tell you if you don't want me to stop this assessment attitude). Unfortunately that type of attitude really does annoy me and I tend to take issue with it but in a calm and forceful way - but too much of a gent to tell them to **********!
  • affii1993affii1993 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    edited January 2019
    @Yadnad @dmidwinter148 am so fed up how ***** *** they are and misleading me saying it was dwp did the report, I said don’t lie to your idiot of an assoser produced that false report and made me go through hell for what I deserve and imagine someone did that to your family member that **** said we can’t anything I hate this I can’t fight back and my spoken words wasn’t clear and I also have pcos and medicine makes me put weight on!!
  • dmidwinter148dmidwinter148 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    edited January 2019
    affii1993 said:
    @Yadnad @dmidwinter148 am so fed up how ***** *** they are and misleading me saying it was dwp did the report, I said don’t lie to your idiot of an assoser produced that false report and made me go through hell for what I deserve and imagine someone did that to your family member that **** said we can’t anything I hate this I can’t fight back and my spoken words wasn’t clear and I also have pcos and medicine makes me put weight on!!
    they asked me how POS affects my life, i was very anget by this point and i said " well to her then bleeding for months or not at all the pain of it that leaves me unable to move and losing my twins at 23 weeks im fine " i got told not to rude to her! at this point i burst into tears and was told to stop as she needed to get the assessment done. she was lucky i was to weak to throttle her 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
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  • samantha21samantha21 Member Posts: 64 Connected
    Hi to all and hello to Pippa you are correct and everyone should mind their language, but it is true these pip people can push you over the top and sometimes the only safety valve you have left just blows and sometimes that is the wrong language. I read my f2f report from the assessor I was appalled that she spelt dosset box dosssette, and even worse she spoke of small type package medication and the bigger type medication and for bigger  she actually wrote the word  N....R. ( I have left dots but the word starts with n and ends with r) so you may have some understanding what that word is. Coming from a background with multi-cultural family members you may understand have very offended I was to see that word in my report even if it was a spelling mistake on the womans part. most offensive to me.
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