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Can i decline if the assessor asks me to do something, that i can't do?

dellboy1952
dellboy1952 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I'm going to a pip assessment in 7 days I am terrified that the assessor will ask me to do something I feel will cause me pain if they ask me to do something I know I can't do can I decline to do it please

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  • dellboy1952
    dellboy1952 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I've had an heart attack and a stroke and I also have spinal mylitis and one of my legs is dead to touch from my stroke and the other leg has a problem with my knee cap which causes me great pain because I have a fractured knee cap and awaiting to hear what can be done to it do I have to stand on my legs during assessment. 
  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @dellboy1952

    Welcome to the community. I'm sorry you're feeling this way, I know some of our members have been through this. They will be able to offer some support. Take it easy and I am sure it will go well. :)
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,350 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You don't have to do anything that will cause you pain and discomfort. If you're asked then tell the HCP why you're not able to do it. Whether it will go against you or not i have no idea. It never went against me, but some say it did.

  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Connected
    Hi,

    You don't have to do anything that will cause you pain and discomfort. If you're asked then tell the HCP why you're not able to do it. Whether it will go against you or not i have no idea. It never went against me, but some say it did.

    This is a good question. Is it better to refuse outright hoping that the assessor would understand and not think that it is an excuse or show the assessor willing and try to carry out the activity to the point that the claimant can't do any more.

    No idea to be honest. Personally I would try and let see what happens.

  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,447 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello I have to go along with yadnad, and do the best you can but only to the point that any more movements will cause you pain and discomfort, or say you can’t because it causes you pain but caution here as you walked into the office will be an inclination that you are partly mobile to some extent.

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