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The lasting affect of the PIP assessment

GandMBBGandMBB Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I went to my assessment last week and I am still getting over it. 

From the outset I was unnerved by the lady who was very abrupt verging on rude, no she was rude!

When I tried to explain some of my difficulties her stock reply was "I'm not interested in that" When I said I couldn't use an oven she asked me if I had learning difficulties.

Al in all not a very good experience and I am not holding my breath for a good outcome 

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  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @GandMBB :) 

    I am sorry to hear about the experience you had at your assessment. Was the assessment for PIP or ESA?

    How are you doing today?
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @GandMBB

    Welcome to our online community/family.

    Yes I had mine 2wks this Friday.

    She was also very very strange!!!!!

    When she arrived I was in the process of doing my catheterise.

    It will be very very interesting to see her report as I was only able to do limited tasks.

    @steve51
  • GandMBBGandMBB Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi it was a PIP assessment. Today I am not well at all but gotta keep the chin up x
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @GandMBB

    Yes my assessment was very very strange to be honest.

    I do hope that yours goes okay!!!!!

    I also hope that you are feeling better!!!!!

    @steve51
  • GandMBBGandMBB Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you Steve, 
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    edited May 2019
    Hi @GandMBB thank you for your reply. I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well. If there's anyway we can help, please let us know and keep us updated. I hope you feel a bit better today. :) Best wishes.
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Hi @steve51 how are you doing today? I am sorry to hear your assessment was strange. I hope the report will be accurate, keep us posted. :)
  • GandMBBGandMBB Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I will keep you posted about it not expecting a good result though 
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Hi @GandMBB I can understand why you'd feel this way, but fingers crossed it goes well.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @GandMBB and welcome to the community! Thank you taking the time to share this with us all and I'm sorry it was such a horrible experience. I have my fingers crossed for you- whatever the outcome the community will be able to support you through this :)
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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Antonia_Scope

    Many thanks - I don’t know how things will turn out after reading all of the “Horror Stories”

    “Fingers & Toes Crossed” 

    @steve51
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    edited May 2019
    Hi @steve51 no problem. I can understand how you feel. Yes *fingers and toes crossed* Do let us know, if you need support. Good luck :)
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Antonia_Scope

    Many thanks - yes I will keep you updated.

    @steve51
  • struggle2222struggle2222 Member Posts: 57 Connected
    I hope all goes well for you and Lee your chin up. The people that carry out the assessment seem to be a rather odd bunch of people that smile at you while stabbing you at the same time!!
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    edited May 2019
    This is all too common unfortunately. I took my son to our first assessment last summer around this time of year. I hated the assessor who was told to carry out the assessment. [edited by moderator]
    I read the assessment report that came in the mail afterwards and showed it to a social worker too. I contacted them to contest the decision. I took them to tribunal.
    Keep us updated. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask them. 
  • struggle2222struggle2222 Member Posts: 57 Connected
    edited May 2019
    This is all too common unfortunately. I took my son to our first assessment last summer around this time of year. I hated the assessor who was told to carry out the assessment. [edited by moderator]
    I read the assessment report that came in the mail afterwards and showed it to a social worker too. I contacted them to contest the decision. I took them to tribunal.
    Keep us updated. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask them. 
    May I ask how long the whole process from MR to tribunal took? I have only requested a MR on Monday this week and am anxious knowing I’m probably going to be waiting months and months for Ann outcome 
  • struggle2222struggle2222 Member Posts: 57 Connected
    edited May 2019
    This is all too common unfortunately. I took my son to our first assessment last summer around this time of year. I hated the assessor who was told to carry out the assessment. [edited by moderator]
    I read the assessment report that came in the mail afterwards and showed it to a social worker too. I contacted them to contest the decision. I took them to tribunal.
    Keep us updated. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask them. 
    Oh and did you win the tribunal?

  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    It took two months. Yes we won our case with evidence from our medical team. My social worker was a good source of information and moral support too. 
  • struggle2222struggle2222 Member Posts: 57 Connected
    It took two months. Yes we won our case with evidence from our medical team. My social worker was a good source of information and moral support too. 
    Two months? That seems very fast I’ve heard stories about it being no less than 6 months! I do hope it can be worked out for me in that time frame. Because they removed my pip daily living altogether I even lost the esa premiums which has left me with pennies to live on per month after rent etc!!
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    In many areas the wait can be a year or more
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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