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tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
Finally got a telephone assessment date 3rd nov my daughter who is my carer had to ring dwp and chase this up I put in my change of circumstances in March in between these dates ive sent evidence letter from msk specialist stating how my conditions effect my ability to walk etc ive had 2 assessments occupational therapist which has adapted my home ive sent both letters supporting my disabilitys and photos of everything ive had letter from mental health team and a supporting letter from social prescriber states how my conditions effect me ive also give up driving aug 19 and after been on long term sick been dismissed redundant on health grounds Feb 20 im well prepared for this assessment but my trust in the dwp assessments is pretty low but im prepared to take this all the way again x


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,302 Disability Gamechanger

    Glad you have a date for your assessment and sounds like you gave sent off some good evidence 

    Fingers crossed let us know how you get on 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,080 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for the update @tara2019 - there seems to be a higher success with phone assessments just now, so hope this is the case for yourself. :)
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Thanks ive been lucky to gather all the supporting evidence and have 2 occupational assessments at my home through this covid I cant see how a dwp assessment over the phone can not take note all the supporting letters and face to face with a occupational therapist has done also my daughter will be recording the assessment 😀 
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Thanks for your comments after this pip assessment its time to chase up lcwra as they have all the evidence and still waiting for assessment date we filled uc50 form in since Feb x
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,302 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi if you want to record it then you need to inform them and make 2 copies and send a copy to them 

    If you dont do this and you say at the assessment you are recording they can abandon the assessment 

    Also of you dont tell them then it will be of no use for you if you want to use it at later time 

    Please read up on recording assessments before you do so 
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Everything in my home is recorded through cameras inside and outside and these are for my safety its so my daughter carer can keep a eye on me and she can answer the door I wouldn't use this against them it will be for our use how much the assors can turn whsts said and the lies they tell 🙂 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,302 Disability Gamechanger
    Its your call bu good luck and hope it all goes well 

  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Ye thanks 😊 x
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,404

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    Good luck with your assessment @tara2019 Please let us know how you get on.  
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  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    Thanks I will let everyone no either way how it goes x
  • tara2019tara2019 Member Posts: 212 Courageous
    I've received letter today about the assessment date time I feel so low anxious all day today I watch soaps n emmerdale are doing a story on a disabled person trying to prove dwp i just hope dwp are named n shamed about time 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It's worth remembering that the majority of people successfully claim PIP without any problems at all but we rarely hear the good stories.

    If you're planning on recording the assessment then you will need to ring the health assessment providers before the assessment takes place to tell them that you will be recording it.
    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.
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