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Will refusing to be examined affect my claim?

MelinMelin Member Posts: 62 Connected
edited February 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I had a pip assesment yesterday and waited for an hour to be seen as my appointment was delayed l have got OA at my back and knees and at my spine so l can't sit for a long time without pain l answered all the questions atos asked me but for the examination she said she can see l am in a lot of pain and l can refuse to be examined because of my pain but after the assessment l have noticed that l will maybe not be able to get a award because l have refused to be examined please can someone give me some advice 

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

    Good Evening & Welcome 🙏🙏

    It’s great to meet you today.

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

    @steve51




  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,456 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Melin welcome to the community! 

    I am not sure myself however members of our community will know and will be in contact with you soon. Please try not to worry :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • MelinMelin Member Posts: 62 Connected
    Hi thankyou for your replies probably l just need to wait and see what's going to happen does anyone know how long it will take dwp to send me the decision ?
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,456 Disability Gamechanger
    It can vary if there is a backlog of claims in your area.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • streestree Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    I doubt it will go against you. The HCP noticed you were in pain and decided that it was not in your interest to proceed with any test that may have caused you further pain.
    This is NOT the same as you refusing, which would go against you.
    Sounds like you had a decent assessor, I would not worry about it if I were you.
    Good luck with it all.
  • MelinMelin Member Posts: 62 Connected
    Hi just a quick update just received a text from dwp saying they have got the written report from the ftf assessment they will write to me when they will made a decision. 
  • WillwillWillwill Member Posts: 67 Courageous
    hello Melin ,, I believe takesabout 8 weeks to decision
  • Lee123Lee123 Member Posts: 83 Connected
    Hi
    If they have your assessment you can ask them to send you a copy
    Also I was unable to do examination and I still won my tribunal and got standard daily and enhanced mobility so no it doesn't go against you 
  • Lee123Lee123 Member Posts: 83 Connected
    And mine was a paper based hearing just so you know 
  • BungalowBungalow Member Posts: 43 Courageous
    I had a similar problem at my assessment , I refused to do certain movements and explained it would give me severe pain if I attempted them. They did put on my award unable to do a squat, lift right arm up. It didn't effect my claim for refusing to do them. It was laughable when she asked me to squat holding on with one hand on the table . My husband laughed and said think ill have to stand behind her she hasn't squatted for years :smile:
  • MelinMelin Member Posts: 62 Connected
    Thankyou for all your replies l am just to nervous about waiting for another 6 weeks as l applied at october and still waiting hopefully not for long as it says on the text message l will hear from them in 6 weeks but hopefully fingers crossed. 
  • BungalowBungalow Member Posts: 43 Courageous
    Mine was completed in two weeks so it varies , hope your's is sooner :smile:
  • MelinMelin Member Posts: 62 Connected
    Hi update and confused called Dwp today to ask about my pip claim decision the adviser on phone said the decision has been made and a letter has been sent out he said he can't see the decision on the screen but it just says a new award has been made he told me to call back on monday got very confused 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Melin said:
    Hi update and confused called Dwp today to ask about my pip claim decision the adviser on phone said the decision has been made and a letter has been sent out he said he can't see the decision on the screen but it just says a new award has been made he told me to call back on monday got very confused 
    Once a decision's been made it can take 24 hours to transfer from one computer to another, until this is done they can't see the decision. You were advised correctly, ring back Monday any they'll be able to tell you what the decision is. Good luck.
    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.
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