With today’s announcement that social distancing is soon to be reduced from 2 metres to 1metre and the refusal of the DWP to make any announcement, even though the initial three month ban on face-to-face assessments has ended, many people suspect that they are about to make a return.
Opinions have been divided amongst our readers, with some much preferring telephone assessments and others feeling that if the assessor can’t see you they can’t get an accurate picture of how your condition affects you.
Mind are encouraging people to contact their MP to ask for people to be given the chance to choose which sort of assessment they have.
The DWP, meanwhile, have announced that they are going to carry out a survey of claimants who have had experience of a telephone assessment. The survey will be carried out this summer.
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