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Assessor said I was 'doing myself out of a benefit here and added points'. Is this normal?

jewls36
jewls36 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA

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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,101 Pioneering
    Hi @jewls36 I hope you enjoy being part of the Community. If you have any questions please ask. Would you like to tell us something about yourself ? Take care.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,329 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions 
  • jewls36
    jewls36 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi I need to ask a question about pip am I in the right place to do it?
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,101 Pioneering
    Hi @jewls36 Yes you can ask here. If anytime you were to post in the wrong place Admin would move it for you.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,628 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jewls36 - & welcome to the community. You can ask any question about PIP here; there's no wrong place. So, what is your question, as we have members that can help? :)
  • jewls36
    jewls36 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi, well I applied for pip in September and I had a telephone consultation today, which lasted 25 minutes,  is this normal for them to say that I am doing myself out of a benefit here and added points? Now I’m beginning to wonder if I’ve done it right 

    I am waiting for an operation for my both knees and their both full replacements, I was on a list for a private hospital but due to covid I probably would of had one done by now but I then had a stroke in February so this hospital won’t do it now because of stroke now I told him since filling the form in I have had to have a stairlift fitted and didn’t seem bothered with that just wondering if I should have bothered with the whole thing now as I feel it was a waste of time  

  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,101 Pioneering
    Hi @jewls36 I do not know the answer to your question, I have posted again to move you back to the top so someone will answer this for you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,627 Disability Gamechanger
    jewls36 said:
    is this normal for them to say that I am doing myself out of a benefit here and added points? Now I’m beginning to wonder if I’ve done it right 



    Hi,
    They are not supposed to say anything at all to you, other than to ask questions to gather more information about how your conditions affect you.
    At this moment, it will be impossible to speculate anything. Lots of people "assume" the assessment didn't go as well as they'd hoped but were then successfully awarded.
    You've done everything you can for now. All that's left to do is wait for the decision, which can be anything from 2-12 weeks.

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