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Pip phone assessment
So my husband had his pip phone assessment this morning during which I supported him... I wasn't sure why the assessment took place as due to COVID-19 his claim was extended by 6 months to Feb 2021 so would of thought a face to face assessment would have been more appropriate. But wow it lasted 1 hour 15 mins and I don't know about him but I'm exhausted. He's currently on high rate for both components. My husband has uncontrolled epilepsy, autism, anxiety and depression and undiagnosed mobility issues. The lady was pleasant enough but I felt like she wasn't happy with some of the responses my husband and I gave to the point she repeated the same question 3-4 times to try and extract an alternative answer. She was also baffled as to why my husband is unable to obtain a driving licence (because he's epileptic) or why our vehicle has no adaption (because I as the driver don't require any adaption and at present neither does my husband). I would highly recommend that if you are subject to a phone assessment or one in person that you have someone to support you. My husband would have said anything she wanted him to say had he not had any support. Now it's just a waiting game to see how what was said translates into their points system but trust is not my strong point when it comes to the dwp.
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