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PIP home assessment

SunnyTMSunnyTM Member Posts: 11 Listener
Hi everyone. I have a PIP assessment at home in a few weeks and it's my first one at home. Does anyone have experience of this? Does it make a difference whether i have it in the bedroom or living room? Does anyone have any advice? 

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  • SunnyTMSunnyTM Member Posts: 11 Listener
    My husband works full time so I don't think he qualifies for carers allowance. The problem is that he now has to do everything around the house and care for me as my health has declined. Plus he has M.E. / Chronic Fatigue himself so is really struggling. All we'd really like would be for him to be able to work one less day a week but we can't afford to lose any money. Is there any help available? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    A home assessment is the same as an assessment in a centre, except it's in your home instead, which is better because obviously it's in your home.

    I have known for the assessment to take place in your bedroom, if you're not able to get out of bed. If you are then the living room is probably the best place. My daughters home assessment took place in the living room.

    They don't ask to look around so don't worry about that. Good luck.
    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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hi,

    Unfortunately, he won't be able to claim carers allowance because his earning would exceed the maximum amount allowed.

    Whether you would be entitled to Universal Credit will depend on both your circumstances because Universal Credit is a means tested benefit. Putting both your details into a benefits calculator may give you some idea providing the details you put in are correct. When you do put the details in make sure you put that he cares for you and then it will add on the carers element.


    Also if your husband is struggling with his health he could start a PIP claim for himself, providing he's had the condition for at least 3 month and expect it to last at least a further 9 months. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/before-claiming/how-much-you-get-and-how-long/

    He could also speak to his employer about reasonable adjustments in the workplace  https://www.acas.org.uk/article/6074/Reasonable-adjustments-in-the-workplace




    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,664 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @SunnyTM, I hope the advice from Poppy has been helpful. Is there anything else we can do to help?
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