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PIP home assessment, will this be used against me?

jnljnl Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have just had my home assessment this morning for moving from DLA  to PIP. I have Chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. I think I have messed it up big time. My daughter was with because I get very confused, after the first couple of questions I asked my daughter to leave the room as I felt I wasn’t getting a chance to speak for myself plus I found it very hard to be completely honest in front of her. I’m really worried in case it goes against me! 

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jnl

    Good Afternoon it's great to meet you today 🌝 🌝 🌝 

    I am very very sorry to hear about your assessment for your dla to pip. 

    Please please don't "worry"

    We have got some info & advice on here for you.

    There is also a number of "Advisors" to hand.

    Please please let me know how you feel????? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,943 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    That's impossible to answer, i'm afraid. If you live in the UK then ring DWP at the end of next week to request a copy of the assessment report. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the report. Good luck.
    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.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jnl, well done on getting through your assessment, I hope you're not suffering too much now.

    It's impossible to predict what your outcome may be. The waiting time can be difficult, but try not to worry and focus on your health instead if you can. Fingers crossed for an outcome as soon as possible. If we can be of any assistance in the meantime, just let us know!
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    From my experience of the PIP assessments (all 3 of them) I went into the assessment room ready to do battle on my own leaving my wife out in reception. 

    All three assessments resulted in 0 points!
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,121 Disability Gamechanger
    jnl said:
    I have just had my home assessment this morning for moving from DLA  to PIP. I have Chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. I think I have messed it up big time. My daughter was with because I get very confused, after the first couple of questions I asked my daughter to leave the room as I felt I wasn’t getting a chance to speak for myself plus I found it very hard to be completely honest in front of her. I’m really worried in case it goes against me! 
    Very much doubt it will go against you, Quite impressed you had the strength of character to do so. 
  • jnljnl Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi all, I received a text message a few days ago to say the powers that be have received my assessment. As I live in NI I can’t phone to find out their decision.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,943 Disability Gamechanger
    jnl said:
    Hi all, I received a text message a few days ago to say the powers that be have received my assessment. As I live in NI I can’t phone to find out their decision.
    No one anywhere can find out the decision until it's made. In the UK they'll send  a copy of the assessment report, when requested but this is only a recommendation and not a decision. Hopefully it won't be too long and the decision will be made. Good luck.
    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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