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I would like some help going from dla to pips-first interview-please

rhinosrhinos Posts: 74Member Connected
edited September 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
few  questions guys

1. got my interview date before my GP has been written to-is this  normal?
2. can i request to see what my GP wrote?
3 interview room is 35 metres away-I cant do 20 metres
4. I am asking to record the interviewer-where do i get a double recorded Dictaphone?

5. my partner has asked for mandatory consideration of his PIPS outcome- but we hear nowt-who do we ring- what number-request went in about 3 weeks ago.

am  i allowed to put my email contact here?

thanks

blueboy

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome

    I will try and answer as best I can

    1. It is unusual for your GP to be contacted as much importance is placed on the assessment not on your condition
    3. Do you normally walk with aids or wheelchair ? You can rest as often as you need to to cover the 35 metres
    4. you can use two cassette recorders you do not need a duel machine, as long as both recordings are made simultaniously 
    5. You can ring the DWP that is dealing with his claim the number will be on the letter. There is no time limit for MR decision

    email contact is not advised

    Please feel free to ask any questions and we will try and help

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,883Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2017
    [email protected]

    A very big welcome, I hope that you are having a good day ?????

    I have attaced some info below for you in regards to ESA reconsideration.

    Please let me know if you would like your questions sorted out one by one.

    I'm very happy to do this for you just please let me know and will do it straightaway ??????





  • rhinosrhinos Posts: 74Member Connected
    hi there  CR

    page 4 of advice- understanding your pips

     point 2

    what we promise to do

    "we will look at all the information you- your gp and any others.."

    this does seem to imply they get your GP's info?............
  • rhinosrhinos Posts: 74Member Connected
    steve  51

    the  www address does not work alas
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    rhinos said:
    hi there  CR

    page 4 of advice- understanding your pips

     point 2

    what we promise to do

    "we will look at all the information you- your gp and any others.."

    this does seem to imply they get your GP's info?............
    That is what it implys but it rarely happens. The form they send to your GP is not very helpful to your case and many GP's don't respond anyway

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 15,111Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    @rhinos
    You can't use a dictaphone to record the assessment. It has to be dual cassette or CD.
    Don't rely on them contacting your GP because mostly they never do. You need to make sure you provide your own evidence. Even if it states anywhere that they do contact people, they don't. If they contacted people for evidence then the backlogs would be even longer than they are now.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    @rhinos
    You can't use a dictaphone to record the assessment. It has to be dual cassette or CD.
    Don't rely on them contacting your GP because mostly they never do. You need to make sure you provide your own evidence. Even if it states anywhere that they do contact people, they don't. If they contacted people for evidence then the backlogs would be even longer than they are now.
    This is incorrect, it is acceptable to use two cassettte recorders
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • tfr12345tfr12345 Posts: 7Member Listener
    take someone in with you and get them to take notes they are also allowed to ask questions if your not sure if the person interviewing you is qualified you can ask what quals they have to assess your disability you often find they now absouloutly nothing they just ask questions on the screen but they will make a recomendation based on there vast experiance above all be as honest as you can and explain everything in detail thats wrong with you i have had 4 so far only won 1 on my illnesses the other 3 by tribunal because the assesor lied through there teeth
  • rhinosrhinos Posts: 74Member Connected
    thanks--  their promise on page four-is real misinformation-it makes you feel that they do seek out GP information--had the press picked this up yet?

    I wonder if you can ask a question such as  "  i score myself as 6 on that aspect-what score did you give me"  if theres is way out ask why?
  • rhinosrhinos Posts: 74Member Connected
    tfr12345-did you get thro it all in the end
  • tfr12345tfr12345 Posts: 7Member Listener
    yes but they still send me for facetoface every time despite them nowing what i have wrong with me 
  • tfr12345tfr12345 Posts: 7Member Listener
    rhinos said:
    tfr12345-did you get thro it all in the end
    yes i did but i still get facetoface medicals even though they now whats wrong with me they just like to stress people out
  • tfr12345tfr12345 Posts: 7Member Listener
    if you dont get the points you think you should ask for a copy of the assesers report on you its surprising what they write and these are people who have little or no medical background 
  • MatildaMatilda Posts: 2,616Member Disability Gamechanger
    Yes get a copy of the report.  My assessor decided that because she watched me walk 16 meters on a flat carpeted surface then that must mean I can walk 20 to 50 meters outdoors using pavements and kerbs.  And she stated she watched me take my bag off over my head put it down on the floor and pick it up again later. Not once did I remove my bag from my body not even during the exercises.
  • rhinosrhinos Posts: 74Member Connected
    do you have to get up and walk for them?
  • rhinosrhinos Posts: 74Member Connected
    did you appeal and win?
  • MatildaMatilda Posts: 2,616Member Disability Gamechanger
    @rhinos

    The assessor observed me informally walking from waiting area to interview room.  They are supposed to take you outside to observe you walk using pavements and kerbs, but I understand that it is rare for assessors to do this.

    I appealed and won.
  • TopkittenTopkitten Posts: 1,003Member Pioneering
    This whole thing is a nightmare I am not looking forward to. My last DLA application was done at home by a DWP employee is this not possible now? I remember the place I had a medical assessment it was completely unsuitable for disabled people. I even had to collapse my wheelchair to get it through one short corridor before opening it again and I certainly will not do anything like that again.
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,250Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    TK
    When your time comes you will need a letter from your GP to get a home visit

    from the Gov guide

    When considering a request for a home consultation, providers
    should consider:
    Does the claimant have a medical condition that precludes them
    from travelling?
    Has there been medical verification of the severity of the
    condition that precludes them from attending a consultation?
    Are there health and safety implications for a home consultation?
    For example, the claimant or a person associated with them has
    had unacceptabl
    e claimant behaviour identified
    Any accessib
    ility issues related to the planned location of
    consultations
    .


    The request for a home consultation may come from a GP or other
    healthcare professional involved in the claimant’s care. When
    assessing such requests, providers should consider issues such as:
    Whether the request is based on medical fact rather than opinion
    e.g. “My patient has severe agoraphobia and cannot leave the
    house” rather than “I feel my patient would benefit from an
    assessment at home” or “My patient tells me they are unable to
    travel
    to an assessment centre

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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