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Assessment

kelly11kelly11 Posts: 2Member Listener
Hi I’m new to this but I was hoping for some advice. I received my app from PIPS  for F2F from Atos for this coming Tuesday. This is a renewal. My last two assessments were both previously paper based. I send in supporting evidence from my psychiatrist stating the problems I have with  my functional abilities and also prescription lists. I was wondering can they only do so many paper based assessments before they need to call you in for a F2F.
thanks 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 17,330Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Most people have face to face assessments, a paper based one is very rare and to have 2 consecutive ones is even more rare. I can only guess that they have decided that a face to face assessment is needed this time because they don't have enough of information to do another paper based assessment because more information is needed.

    Do you have anyone that can go with you to the assessment? A friend or family member? Did you keep a copy of the form that you sent? If you did then i'd advise you to have a read of that before the assessment because part of the assessment will be for you to verify what you wrote in the form, as well as any additional information needed.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.
    Community champion and 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.
  • kelly11kelly11 Posts: 2Member Listener
    thank you for your quick response much appreciated. My husband will attend assessment with me so that’s fine. Unfortunately on this occasion I did not photocopy the form hard lesson learned.
    my sister filled this form in for me this time and she wrote very limited detail in the description boxes so that prob didn’t help. Will just have to go through it like everyone else 
    thanks x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 17,330Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome,

    I totally agree that putting limited information on the form most likely hasn't help your claim this time. All claims should be treated as new claims by all claimants, whether they are first time claims or reviews.

    Fingers crossed that everything will be fine and you'll be successfully awarded again this time. :)
    Community champion and 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.
  • AilsAils Posts: 1,472Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kelly11 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  Good luck with your assessment and please let us know how you get on.  All the best.  :smile:
  • ilovecatsilovecats Posts: 1,026Member Pioneering
    The chances are is that there are inconsistencies within the form and evidence that need addressing 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 7,069Administrator Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @kelly11 :)
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
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