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Hi, my name is Beamoody! Just had a letter saying they want to do a video assessment

BeamoodyBeamoody Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited June 29 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I was on DLA for life, then they took it off me when it changed to PIP. They put me on different rates. Now I've completed another assessment and again on different rates but I've just had a letter saying they want to do a video assessment. I was given my award back in March 2021, is this a mistake or what???? 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Did you put in an appeal at all 

    It does seem strange if they have already made the decision 

    You will have to call them to find out 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,220

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    Hello @Beamoody

    Welcome to the community, how are you? 

    So you received your award in March, but now you've received a letter calling you for a video assessment? As asked above, did you put in a MR? 

    Probably best to call them and see what's going on, unless the letter provides any details?
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  • BeamoodyBeamoody Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi, no I didn't put a MR in, just accepted there decision. I'll phone them tomorrow and I'll let you know.
    Thanks for the response 
  • BeamoodyBeamoody Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I've been on the phone to Capita and they said I've need a new assessment to decide on what the DWP will award me as my health problems have got worse.
    Great more stress as they normally get everything wrong and don't let you explain what you go through each day and I've normally ended up going to tribunal. It's all stress and anxiety I don't need. 
    Do you think it's a good idea to mention that on DLA it was granted for life and my arthritis is going away magically and yes I could do with a automatic car on the mobility scheme but they never give it me for long enough. They have me on the lower rate mobility part, when I can hardly walk, plus my heel spur has got worse and its agony each step. I've put all this down on the forms.
    You see so much on different sites saying that the DWP is backdated claims and is going through correcting them, does anyone know if this is true. 
  • BeamoodyBeamoody Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Well just had my telephone assessment but I don't think I have got my point across.
    Asked about DLA having been granted for life but told that pip is completely different and assessed differently and nothing to do with DLA. 
    Asked about getting a copy of his report but told that when the DWP assess the claim then I can ask for a copy of the report but I read that you can ask for a copy 24 hours after the telephone assessment???
    Anyone know 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there Sorry you don't think it went well 

    Pip and dla are different and getting dla doesn't mean you will get pip as explained different criteria 

    You can request copy of the report approx 7 days after assessment or after you get a text saying dwp have the report 

    Not always good idea to get it though as can cause stress then waiting to see if that's the decision that has been made 

    The report is only recommendations 
  • BeamoodyBeamoody Member Posts: 5 Listener
    OK thank you 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,220

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    Sorry to hear you think it didn't go well @Beamoody, but I hope you get a positive surprise when you receive the decision, fingers crossed for you. Keep us updated.

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