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PIP Timescale a bit long?

shelly440 Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, was just looking advise. The claim has been a bit strange from the beginning. I applied for my Husband on 4 October 2018. Posted it off on 23rd October. Husband had a Home Based Assessment on 22 November (Mental Health, Arthritis and Stroke). This was strange as he was in bed when the assessor arrived. I explained he had a bad night. I went up to the Kitchen when a few minutes later she followed me up. She said she seen all she needed to see and proceeded to ask me questions for 2 hours. I thought, ok, strange but whatever it is, it is. I told her on numerous occasions that I would take my husband up but she said No. Anyways, I rang a few weeks later to see if there was a decision and was informed that the assessor stated my husband was not available to do the assessment. Cutting a long story short, he had to have a second one done, which was a week ago today. That assessor advised me to make an appointment for my husband to attend the GP as she believed he has the onset of Dementia. Am I missing something here? Is the Timescale not a bit long? I also dont know what to take of the assessor telling me this at the door, albeit, I have made an appointment, and appreciate her professional opinion. He could not complete the mobility tests and was confused throughout the assessment. She told him that she did not think it was safe for him to carry out the mobility tests. I'm hoping that she was genuine and not just trying to trick me into thinking that we might actually get some help. Maybe I'm just being hopeful at this stage, as it has been quite a wait


  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @shelly440, thanks for sharing this with us. It certainly sounds like it's been an eventful process for you, well done on persevering and I hope you and your husband are both faring as well as possible. It's good to hear that you've booked a GP appointment too, it's always better to intervene early.

    Unfortunately it's impossible to predict what your outcome may be, however I'm wishing you all the best. Please do keep us updated, and we'll advise where we can. 
  • shelly440
    shelly440 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    I will :) I did call them on Wednesday ( a week after assessment) for an update, but Capita hadnt sent their report across . Will try again next Wednesday :) 


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