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Had My 2nd PIP Assessment Yesterday..!

belfastdavidbelfastdavid Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited July 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Had my 2nd Pip face to face assessment yesterday, the last one being a home visit just over a year ago. This time I had to go to Capita's assessment centre, which I found extremely unnerving.
But truth be told it wasn't as stressful an event as I thought it would be. I was taken bang on time, the assessor (who only referenced herself as from a "clinical background), could not have been more friendly. She explained every aspect of the assessment as she did it, was very considerate and went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable and understood what was going on.
Now, I am not so naive as to take this as a positive outcome when it comes to any decision, because it did cross my mind several times that I was somehow being tricked, but I have always believed that "the truth will out", and I simply told her the way things are.! And if my award is stopped or changed because of anything in her report I believe to be inaccurate or untrue, I will appeal with vigour.! 
I even said, "you guy's at Capita have earned yourselves quite a reputation", and she replied that they were implementing a lot of changes.
So what I am trying to say to anyone waiting on a face to face assessment, is take a deep breath, gather all your information and go into the room with confidence that if you are telling the truth, then who can disagree with you?
That is not to say that we will get the decision that we feel we are entitled to, but hopefully we can take the stress out of the actual assessment.
I actually found the home visit I had last year more stressful. 

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,289 Disability Gamechanger
    Now you have had your assessment next week midweek time contact DWP and request a copy of the assessment report, on receiving it you can workout what you're award may should be. But you still have to wait for the official award confirmation letter. 
  • belfastdavidbelfastdavid Member Posts: 4 Listener
    wilko said:
    Now you have had your assessment next week midweek time contact DWP and request a copy of the assessment report, on receiving it you can workout what you're award may should be. But you still have to wait for the official award confirmation letter. 
    Does that apply to Northern Ireland.? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, they won't send a copy of the report before a decision is made. Once it's made then you can request it.
    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.
  • belfastdavidbelfastdavid Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited July 2019
    No, they won't send a copy of the report before a decision is made. Once it's made then you can request it.
    Thanks. Wasn't sure what applied to N. Ireland.
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