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PIP Assessment Guidelines for Award

Guardian9622Guardian9622 Member Posts: 37 Connected
edited February 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Just found this guidance on the Gov.uk site on HOW they make decisions following PIP assessments.
It's a bit of a heavy read, but I found it very informative:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/778281/admp2.pdf 

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing
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  • Guardian9622Guardian9622 Member Posts: 37 Connected
    The more I read through this guidelines document, the more I am understanding their thinking when scoring the descriptors.
  • Guardian9622Guardian9622 Member Posts: 37 Connected
    ilovecats said:
    The more I read through this guidelines document, the more I am understanding their thinking when scoring the descriptors.
    Good to hear. The majority of assessors work strictly to the guidelines they are given. It sucks when you can see someone is struggling but you cannot award them due to them not fitting the descriptors.
    I fully agree with you. Everybody (well most) think they should have got more points for this, that or the other, but when you read through the actual descriptor regs, the assessor's hands are pretty much tied. 
    Every dept has their "rogues" I guess, so I am NOT defending the more *creative* reports that are sent on to DWP, but it is certainly down to the claimant to ensure they read and fully understand WHAT the question is asking. 
    If you don't make it clear WHY you cannot achieve what it is they're asking on the form, then you cannot expect them to fill the gaps for you.
    I'd better stop there, or I'll start getting accused of being a "plant" haha :)
     
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Totally agree. It's not as simple as " i have a disability or a diagnosis, so i should be awarded"

    This is also a good guide and goes into alot more depth, it's long but well worth taking the time to read through it.

    Community champion and 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.
  • Guardian9622Guardian9622 Member Posts: 37 Connected
    Yes, I've seen that on your replies to people and that is unfortunate. In my experience (ex Police and later a Teacher) when you don't agree with everything somebody says, you become somewhat of a "Whipping Post".. 
    Personally I agree with around 95% of my assessors report, and where I think I should have been awarded slightly higher points on a specific descriptor, re-reading my answers, I could have explained it differently/better on HOW it effects me. Oh well, it is what it is and now I just have to continue pacing the floor until the scary brown envelope appears on my doormat :/ 
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