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PiP assessment

Bodieloo
Bodieloo Member Posts: 2 Listener

i went for my pip assesment yesterday, from DLA to Pip, and the assesor was a paramedic, its my first assesment in six years, my condition is no better, and I had a few more to add to it, which I explained fully on my form, she was realy nice and put me totally at ease, didnt ask that many questions, just about my pain, and how I manage, and what aids I need to use, and my medication, she typed an awful lot, and just did a few tests like sqeezing her hand and wiggling my toes, then said could I squat, which I said is totally impossible, which made her smile, and continued to chat about anything.

It was very difficult for me expalining my pain as I dont often tell anybody and never look for sympathy, it was mid morning I tried to explain that time of day was probably my best time, as by afternoon I can barely stand, she said dont worry, but of course I am, was she too nice, is this what they do, lul you in to a false sense of security, you hear so many horror

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  • Bodieloo
    Bodieloo Member Posts: 2 Listener
    i went for my pip assesment yesterday, from DLA to Pip, and the assesor was a paramedic, its my first assesment in six years, my condition is no better, and I had a few more to add to it, which I explained fully on my form, she was realy nice and put me totally at ease, didnt ask that many questions, just about my pain, and how I manage, and what aids I need to use, and my medication, she typed an awful lot, and just did a few tests like sqeezing her hand and wiggling my toes, then said could I squat, which I said is totally impossible, which made her smile 

    It was very difficult for me expalining my pain as I dont often tell anybody and never look for sympathy, it was mid morning I tried to explain that time of day was probably my best time, as by afternoon I can barely stand, she said dont worry, but of course I am, was she too nice, is this what they do, lul you in to a false sense of security, you hear so many horror stories 

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Bodieloo and welcome to the community! I'm so glad you had a lovely assessor! That must have helped an awful lot! I know we hear lots of negative stories but they aren't all like this, this morning we had a member share her positive PIP story which can be found here. We wish you the very best of luck and please do have a look around the community and let me know if there is anything else I can do to help :)
    Scope

  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,455 Disability Gamechanger
    @bodieloo, hello and welcome, glad you felt your assessment went well. This time next week phone DWP and request a copy of your assessment report then you can see on receiving it what your award may should be but you still have to wait for the official notification letter. Keep us updated. 
     

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