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Home assessment - is this good or bad?

molly1961molly1961 Member Posts: 12 Listener
edited October 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Sorry I've not been on for a while ,but not been very good .I have just received my assessment date but they are coming to my home this I unusual people say dont is this good or bad ?.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It doesn't mean anything other than it's in the comfort of your own home, rather than having to attend one of their assessment centres. The process is still the same.

    Good luck and don't forget to ring DWP a week after the assessment to request a copy of the report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be.
    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.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @molly1961 this is not a bad thing at all :) I had a home assessment as it was much easier for my needs. The assessment went really well, sadly we don't hear much of the positive stories on the community. 
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • molly1961molly1961 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thankyou  been through this so many times with DLA doesn't get any easier xx
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Ami2301 said:
    Hi @molly1961 this is not a bad thing at all :) I had a home assessment as it was much easier for my needs. The assessment went really well, sadly we don't hear much of the positive stories on the community. 
    Hi, what was your outcome please?
  • molly1961molly1961 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Mine is on monday just makes my anxiety go through the roof x
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @molly1961, I really hope things go well for you on Monday. :)
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  • molly1961molly1961 Member Posts: 12 Listener
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem! Please do let us know how you get on! :)
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  • molly1961molly1961 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    I dont have anyone to sit with me has everybody's working and cant take time off do you think I will be ok on my own ?x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That will depend on how you feel. Some people need someone with the because of mental health reasons. Even those that don't suffer with mental health are anxious on the day of the assessment.

    You can cancel the appointment, if you haven't already canceled one. Do be aware that if you do this you will have to go ahead with the next one and there's no guarantee that the next will be a home assessment. I've heard it happen before where people have cancel home assessments and the next one they've received is for an assessment centre.

    If you're able to go through the assessment alone then maybe it will be better to just continue to get it over and done with. Good luck, whatever you decide.
    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.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    My f2f home assessment was Thursday. Woman was pleasant enough...but I felt like I`d been in front of a firing squad. Do you have a kind neighbour who could sit with you\?
  • molly1961molly1961 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Just had a phone call from her saying she will be at my house at nine in morning but I wont be dressed has I have to wait for my medication to kick in before I can get dressed that's about ten o'clock. My sister lives over the road .x
  • molly1961molly1961 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    As anyone ever had a phone call from their pip asser before ?.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you never get dressed until later in the morning then that's what you should do on the day of the assessment. Yes, my daughter had a home assessment and the HCP rang me before he arrived to tell me how long he would be.
    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.
  • molly1961molly1961 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thank you that helps a lot .
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