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PIP Assessor

sheZZa Member Posts: 244 Pioneering
i have had a thought (surprise, surprise)
as I was leaving my assessment, my assessor started chatting and making small talk, she told my son and I that she lived on the next housing estate to where I live which isn’t very far. On reflection, I know that assessors do not make small talk and also, would an assessor actually tell someone where they live, especially when it’s so close? I would have thought that they wouldn’t interview anyone they might have a chance of bumping into when shopping, socialising etc. When I was a community warden work, I wasn’t allowed to patrol where I live for my own safety.


  • sheZZa
    sheZZa Member Posts: 244 Pioneering
    The assessment (interrogation) was awful. She was awful and this conversation was as we were walking out of the door. I just thought it funny that she told us where she lives. I’m wondering if she tells everyone whom she happens to live near. Not a very wise move on her behalf when considering her own safety! 
  • KG100
    KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    She obviously felt safe enough with you or she wouldn't have told you where she lived.
    I think all the horror stories we hear about PIP and the assessors make us forget that they're only normal people who are doing a job. 

  • KG100
    KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    My assessor was a nurse, over the years she's probably helped loads of people like us and our families. 
    We forget that when they become assessors. 


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