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TOPIC: Home assement

Home assement 3 weeks 6 days ago #237456

Morning all.
My wife completed and sent my PiP form (from dla) on the 1st august,yesterday I got a call saying they are offering me an appointment this week, I paniced and said no no no my wife cant be here etc the lady said ok! and then gave me a appointment in a couple weeks time , better as i need to get my head around things. Can someone tell me what I should expect questions asked do they want a guided tour of the house anything really I did not sleep last night and probably wont for a while any info would be great thanks people, sorry to be a nusiance.
PS a friend told me it was like an iterrogation!

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Home assement 3 weeks 6 days ago #237467

william

There is a list of the questions likely to be asked in the PIP Claim guide.

It is extremely unlikely that they will want to see around your house but remember they are a guest in your home and have no more right to look around than anybody else.

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Home assement 3 weeks 6 days ago #237468

There are numerous reports on here of assessors *not* wanting to see around the house/what equipment you have, etc. Choose somewhere you're comfortable, and which corresponds to your condition - e.g. if you're largely bedridden don't feel you have to get up and sit in a chair/get dressed etc. Do make sure you have someone with you, and that they can jot down notes about questions and answers. Assessors are very varied, and there's no guarantee of what type you might get.
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Home assement 3 weeks 6 days ago #237470

They won't ask to look around your house, but will make 'informal observations'. I saw some of this on my PIP report, although I couldn't see any evidence of it being used for or against the points awarded in my case.

I wouldn't worry about it focus more on being prepared for the questions, but maybe consider if there's anything that might undermine the facts of your case.

Eg daft example but say your wife can't prepare fresh food, but some kind soul has dropped off a bowl of fruit and it's on display where the assessment is. I guess either move that or explain? Just an example..
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