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Hi everyone I'm new so bear with me. Should I record my telephone assessment?

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sagmw5
sagmw5 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited April 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I have received a letter for a PIP telephone assessment next week would you all recommend I ring and request it to be audio recorded? or simply record it myself? If I record it myself can I use it as evidence further down the line? I'm sure this question has been asked many times on here but I'm not great with computers any advice would be really grateful Best wishes to you all Martin

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,
    You can request it to be recorded or record it yourself. However, it can only be used as evidence if you have it professionally transcribed. 
    I would personally prefer to concentrate on the assessment itself rather than any recording. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • libcogan2003
    libcogan2003 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    i am new her 
  • libcogan2003
    libcogan2003 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    here 
  • sagmw5
    sagmw5 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Yes thanks I have to admit it myself, I'm not even confident that I filled the form in to any real satisfactory level, and my mental health at the moment is getting worse than It was I read so many different approaches and at the end of it I simply confused myself. I'm on morphine and my grip on reality is atrocious. I asked my partner to help but we simply argue, I want to pull the form and start again with a professionals input, I will leave it for now go through the process, and leave it in the hands of the gods. It is a baffling process. I filled out an ESA 50, buggered that up completely and have had to give it to a mental health charity to try and salvage the situation, I should have sort help from organisations like yourselves and these Forums are very very insightful and helpful. Brilliant really 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    Hi @sagmw5 and welcome, I'm really glad to hear you're finding the forum helpful :)

    If you do have any other questions then please do ask, and if you'd like to get to know our members you'd be welcome to visit the Coffee Lounge to chat and play games. You can also browse discussion topics on our categories page.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    Anecdotal evidence is always the best. At least 2 real world incidents of exactly what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you. 
    Include detailed information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were. 
    If you didn’t do this when you filled in the form there’s no reason why you can’t do this now so you can refer to it during the assessment. A recording will not get you a PIP award. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • sagmw5
    sagmw5 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Yes that's it you answered the question that I was trying to ask, that was what I needed to know can I add things in the assessment that are not written in the form..... and clearly the answer is yes....... I have created a short cut so will hopefully find you again I wish you all a very Happy Easter....... thank you again.....
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. Thank you and a Happy Easter to you too!
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,176 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    As Poppy says, it's those detailed real world examples that matter for each of the activities/descriptors that apply, if you could work these out before your assessment (even if you didn't put them in your claim form, you can certainly mention these with your assessment).
    The following link may also help you identify where you may need help, prompting, if you can't do an activity 'reliably,' etc. Please see: https://www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org/en/welfare-benefits/pip-mental-health-guide/help-with-your-pip-claim/how-to-fill-in-the-pip-form/
    Good luck & Happy Easter. :)
  • sagmw5
    sagmw5 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hi, Again.
    Right here I go again, my fears have been confirmed that I have failed to understand this whole process. From filling in the form. I can read the questions and still fall down the same trap.....You were very helpful last week so thought I would use your brains once more. to do with the mobility section, I'm a relatively 'young' man, I had a PKNR at 47 so when looking at the mobility section I reckoned I, could walk between 50- 200 (4pt) so ticked that. (Do not ask me why?) there's no way the DWP will change that at the assessment to varies? otherwise I think I throw in the towel and redo the form as I was going to do 3 weeks ago but my partner talked me out of it.....any help would be Great....
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    During the assessment all you need to do is be honest and give those real world examples as mentioned above. Absolutely no need to fill out another form at this stage.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • sagmw5
    sagmw5 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    HI, all I had telephone assessment today. I didn't stand a chance, could hardly remember my own name let alone what I'd said in the PIP form even with it sat in front of me and bullet points to remind me of the points I needed to make, just have to wait and see now but next time I'm certainly not tackling Capita on my own (even with my partner sat next to me) my paper work is all over the place my computer files are here there and everywhere.it was at 8am in the morning and quite frankly I've been burned out all day.
    I will keep you up to date with how things go and learn from my mistakes when/if I have to do it again( the thought of mandatory reviews or whatever happens fills me with dread.
    Thanks again for your tips...
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    You never know what the outcome will be but the mr process is quite straightforward 

    You just put in writing where and why you think you should have scored points and a different decision maker will look at it . There is no additional assessments 

    Mr success rate is quite low but some are successful 
  • sagmw5
    sagmw5 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thankyou, you've all been really helpful. best of luck to everyone getting what we deserve.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm really glad to see that our members have been able to help @sagmw5 and I wish you the best of luck with your application.

    Keep us updated, and we'll be here to support you whatever the outcome :)
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