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Question I got asked today over the phone for my pip review assessment

bigtim7bigtim7 Member Posts: 5 Connected
Today I had my review assessment and found the questions a bit strange.

One question they asked me is WHO DOES THE SCHOOL RUN 

Second question asked me if I ever felt suicidal 

And they tryed to keep asking me what medication I am on and how much do I take even thou I told them its my wife who helps me with my medication 

Am just wondering why I got asked these questions as I never got asked them in my first face to face interview few years ago 

Thanks 
Bigtim7

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,137 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    The school run will be to do with mobility another way of asking about going out 

    Questions about medication are not unusual at all and the suicidal one relating to your mental health 

    Non of these are unusual in an assessment 

    Good luck and let us know the outcome 


  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,990

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    @bigtim7 Good luck with the outcome and please don't be alarmed by these questions.  They might have initially sounded odd but the assessor was trying to establish how your impairments impacted your daily living, which is routine practice.  If you could let us know how it goes that would be great :) 
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  • bigtim7bigtim7 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    Hi thanks for your replys to my question.never had any problems with mobility.its more the limited movement I have from my arm and how it affects me doing things.can someone tell me how much points you need to get to qualify.as my last pip f2f assessment was over 2yrs ago thanks 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,137 Disability Gamechanger
    You need 8 points for standard and 12 for enhanced 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,437 Disability Gamechanger
    @bigtim7 you can telephone them in a weeks time and ask for a copy of the assessors report (PA4) that will give you an idea of the award being recommended.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 950 Pioneering
    Hi there @bigtim7 good luck with your review . I was asked a lot of questions to do with my dog like who walks my dog who bends down to feed him ect but I don’t have a problem with mobility but that’s why they ask these questions they asked who walks my dog as I do struggle to go outside my partner walks my dog so that’s why they ask questions like that to do with pets and children . 

    As for the suicidal question I was asked that as my disability is mental illnesses they also asked me bout medication and when my community team thought I would be able to have my trauma therapy . They do ask those sorts of questions . 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,574 Disability Gamechanger
    Question about the school run will rarely be about mobility. It’s more likely to relate to whether it’s something you can do reliably; whether you might need prompting; whether (if for example you had claimed you needed prompting to dress) you could nevertheless go out at set times each day appropriately dressed; whether (if you claimed you struggled with social engagement) you daily put yourself on a route with lots of other people on it and a playground full of other people. Those sort of areas.
  • joyclynjoyclyn Member Posts: 67 Courageous
    After tell call feb17  was  told it would take 8 weeks out the blue got tel call from dwp my daughter was out she said need toask a couple quextions post code birthday said hers was also thaT day said.her age she was lovely   lady asked about me  goi ng out  i dont anyway she said got her answers i dont know what they were  i dont know if she mentioned a letter but said  not to worry at all.i dont know what happens now  but she was very nice with me 
  • bigtim7bigtim7 Member Posts: 5 Connected
    Hi everyone just a quick update to say I got my award today for standard living till 2025 .totally over the moon to be awarded this.

    I did ask for a copy of the  report and a few times the health advisor has stated that I manage to take my medication which is wrong as I told her time after time its my wife that sorts that for me.she also put that it was myself that filled the form out when it was my wife as I find it too stressful 

    Wanted to pass on my thanks for your advice 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,137 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing and great news 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,161 Pioneering
    bigtim7 said:
    Hi everyone just a quick update to say I got my award today for standard living till 2025 .totally over the moon to be awarded this.

    I did ask for a copy of the  report and a few times the health advisor has stated that I manage to take my medication which is wrong as I told her time after time its my wife that sorts that for me.she also put that it was myself that filled the form out when it was my wife as I find it too stressful 

    Wanted to pass on my thanks for your advice 
    If the issues they have got wrong could increase your point score to 12 you can request a Mandatory Reconsideration if you wish. The fact your husband filled out the form is unlikely to be significant, in my opinion, but the way you manage your medication may be.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,126 Disability Gamechanger
    Pleased to hear your news @bigtim7 - congratulations. :)
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