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TOPIC: The use of the words 'good insight' by the HP

The use of the words 'good insight' by the HP 2 weeks 2 hours ago #244195

Hi

Just wanted an opinion.

The HP observed that X has good a 'good insight' during Mental State Examination (MSE) and when talking
about suicide.

The word 'insight' is used in part 1 of the DWP's Assessment Criteria, but does not say
if the word good or any other can be applied to it.

Therefore would the following statement be the right response in in challenging this observation;

The HP referred to X's ‘good insight’ during his MSE. What remains is that there is no guidance in the DWP 1 regarding word ‘good’ and that it can be reliably applied, to someone who is taking anti-psychotic medication because he lacks 'good insight' t to begin with.

Best Regards
Paul

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The use of the words 'good insight' by the HP 1 week 6 days ago #244217

Hi Paul

The assessor has offered an opinion. Obviously it's up to you what you write, but I wouldn't get caught up in trying to say they can't use the word good or how it is applied. Even if a case manager when reviewing the claim disagrees with the word 'good' it will make no difference to the award offered.

When challenging a decision the greatest focus should be on where X didn't score points and you think they should have done against the PIP criteria. So if for example X's mental health and the medication they take is preventing them from communicating well, or being able to prepare food for themselves, or leaving the house and the assessor thought they could do all these things well, then refute that.

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The use of the words 'good insight' by the HP 1 week 5 days ago #244266

My own assessment report showed I had 'good insight'into my mental health. Goddamn right tbh. I know and understand what I suffer from.... I have never once denied it. To be aware of what I have and the difficulties posed by it, doesnt make me stupid nor does it help in my rehabilitation. My recent assessment report shows many references to the 'Has good insight'

That same assessment report increased my points. Despite having an insight. Take from that what you will.
An insight is just that...... an insight.
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The use of the words 'good insight' by the HP 1 week 5 days ago #244282

I had exactly the same put on my assessment report that I have good insight into my mental health illnesses, I should think I have I've been living with it the past 18 years and have undergone lots of therapy over those years aswell where its constantly explained to me, so I was awarded 0 points on everything again this time around, MR stayed the same so now I'm on the long road of waiting for a tribunal. I've not let it put me off appealing because transfer from dla to pip the assessor said exactly the same and I was awarded pip at tribunal, if anything its made me angry and more determined to fight it this time around.
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