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Home visit

SRB Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi Gang, 
Could I have some advice my son is on PIP and they have requested him to visit Capita for a face to face meeting. I've explained the difficulties my son has travelling independently. They have also received a Doctors letter as well backing this up with his problems. He has moderate learning difficulties/Semantic disorder/behavioural problems poor concentration /ASAP and dyslexia/ Dyscalcula. They have had written proof of this from his GP. They have still said he is not entitled to a home visit  I'm disgusted by this. HELP please 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    HI and welcome,

    If he attends other appointments then they can refuse the home assessment. A letter from a GP doesn't guarantee a home assessment. May i ask if the GP stated the reasons why he's unable to attend the assessment centre?

    You also say that he has behaviour problems, they may refuse a home visit if they think he's a danger to himself and others.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,725 Disability Gamechanger
    Would it be possible for you to take him to the assessment?
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • SRB
    SRB Member Posts: 3 Listener
    The behavior problems are not dangerous. Yes the doctor has stated his problems on the letter for the PIP department. I'm at work that day so my son would have to travel to my work place or meet me there. Which he is unable to travel independently. That's why he is on full mobility at the moment.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You can ring the health assessment providers to cancel the appointment, if you're unable to attend and make another appointment. Unfortunately, you working will not help a home assessment.
  • Misscleo
    Misscleo Member Posts: 647 Pioneering
    This sounds like a case that home assessments were designed for.
    Hope someone uses common sense
  • DuffersMum
    DuffersMum Member Posts: 196 Pioneering
    There is no rhyme or reason when it comes to home visits, my husband didn’t request one and didn’t need one as he could get to the assessment centre, so they of course gave him a home visit.  Just shows how useless they are in general I guess, people crying out for home visits don’t get them, those who don’t need them, get them ??‍♀️
  • SRB
    SRB Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi gang,
    Good news had a phone call today from Capita and said they would do a home visit. Someone with common sense at last and very nice on the phone. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Amazing news @SRB! So happy for you! :)


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