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Home visits rights

DiJoDiJo Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi I'm new on here, Can anyone tell me if (when you have a home visit) the assessment person is allowed to look round your house or just ask you the questions? 

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome, the assecor can only ask you the questions relating to the PIP descriptiors. As for looking around home it is a direct invasion of your privacy. The HP may ask if they can use your toilet but other than that they should stay in your presence. 
  • DiJoDiJo Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks for letting me know, I have never had a home visit before
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @DiJo and a very warm welcome to the community! As @wilko has said, they cannot just have a look round your house, but could use the toilet. They should only be in the rooms you have shown them.

    I hope this helps and please do let us know how you get on!
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  • DiJoDiJo Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Well today's the day of my home visit for PIP at 12.30. I've got all my paperwork sorted ready. Thanks for the support. I'll let you know how it goes. 
    Take care 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck for today. You say you have all your paperwork ready? Is that evidence to support your claim? If so then did you send it with the form? The reason i ask is because sometimes especially with home visits they will refuse to accept any evidence on the day. This actually happened to me during a home visit and others too.
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  • DiJoDiJo Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Yeah Poppy123456 I was meaning the back up papers, I did send them with the form, I'll just keep them to hand lol  thanks. 
  • DiJoDiJo Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Phew thank goodness it's over, well the lady seemed nice think it went OK now just got to wait and see how it works out. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Wait a week and you can ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea of what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report, you'll still have to wait for the decision though.

    There's no timescales for decisions but it can sometimes take between 2-8 weeks, sometimes longer.
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,926

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    Fingers crossed for you @DiJo. :smile:
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hope it all works out @DiJo! :)
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