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    • catty26
    • By catty26 16th Jan 15, 2:20 PM
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    Pip assessment this morning
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    • 16th Jan 15, 2:20 PM
    Pip assessment this morning 16th Jan 15 at 2:20 PM
    New so please bare with me .. Assessment was this morning . they never turned up last Friday . it was over two hours long!!! .My daughter already has Dla , high rate care, and low mobility it is till march 2015
    but i fear she will get nothing as the the lady who assessed her told us we would not have enough points . are they ment to tell you ? My daughter is only 17 has not been in main education for many years . This has bought another episode she suffers from cvs , and migraines plus other health issues . The assessment seems to not care what your illness is but if you can make a coffee or piece of toast ..Does any one know how long it takes to get the knock back , we are both in tears how we were made to feel ...... many thanks
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    • catty26
    • By catty26 25th May 15, 9:32 PM
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    This did happen , the lady that assessed my daughter no longer works there ..... we were offered a new assessment and have had letters of apology from capita ... .
    • rogerblack
    • By rogerblack 26th May 15, 12:23 AM
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    Personally I can't really understand why this could happen. At my assessment the assessor tried to get me talk freely. I wasn't at all happy with that method preferring to answer yes or no, or maybe/maybe not was all she got. When she tried to push for more information, I resisted and kept quiet, pointing out that I had already given my answer.
    The report when I read it was a good representation of what I had agreed to or not.
    Originally posted by billywilly
    You should perhaps point out the results of this strategy were that you did not get any award.
    • Parva
    • By Parva 26th May 15, 3:59 AM
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    I rarely even bother now Roger. I seriously cba with him these days. Karma will get him soon enough.
  • billywilly
    You should perhaps point out the results of this strategy were that you did not get any award.
    Originally posted by rogerblack
    But it still doesn't mean that I am cured? That I don't have substantial care needs and that my mobility is poor by anybody's standard.

    As for my strategy, how would you feel having to drive 70 miles on your own to an assessment, then feeling tired and stressed but be expected to enter into a dialogue with a stranger for two hours. I was feeling very low and ill. I didn't have the patience to have a 'nice little chat'. I kept thinking of the return journey, I could feel my blood sugars were hitting a high and I needed my pain medication.
    All I wanted to do was answer the questions and go home.
    • catty26
    • By catty26 27th May 15, 10:00 AM
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    But it still doesn't mean that I am cured? That I don't have substantial care needs and that my mobility is poor by anybody's standard.

    As for my strategy, how would you feel having to drive 70 miles on your own to an assessment, then feeling tired and stressed but be expected to enter into a dialogue with a stranger for two hours. I was feeling very low and ill. I didn't have the patience to have a 'nice little chat'. I kept thinking of the return journey, I could feel my blood sugars were hitting a high and I needed my pain medication.
    All I wanted to do was answer the questions and go home.
    Originally posted by billywilly
    Thank you again for your comment , but this thread was meant to be about my daughter and problems with pip and how our journey went and to ask for advice and if i can help anyone who is in this process , Why don't you start your own page as sorry to say you have not offered help just talked about your self and questioned things i have put . .
  • billywilly
    Thank you again for your comment , but this thread was meant to be about my daughter and problems with pip and how our journey went and to ask for advice and if i can help anyone who is in this process , Why don't you start your own page as sorry to say you have not offered help just talked about your self and questioned things i have put . .
    Originally posted by catty26
    I was only trying to point out that you may have had a good result with the PIP system, but not everybody has the same.
    You were lucky in that you had professional help along the way, many others don't - they go it alone. Your daughter may have had you as support at the assessment, many others struggle and have to go it alone.
    • catty26
    • By catty26 1st Jun 15, 8:29 PM
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    I was only trying to point out that you may have had a good result with the PIP system, but not everybody has the same.
    You were lucky in that you had professional help along the way, many others don't - they go it alone. Your daughter may have had you as support at the assessment, many others struggle and have to go it alone.
    Originally posted by billywilly
    Thank you but i think my daughter and my self would rather her be healthy than this .!!! The help is out there if you take the time to find it.. goggle is a good guide ! .or listen to some of the informative and helpful people on here!!!!! . We are not lucky in anyway . . i just try to do my best for my daughter like any parent does !
  • billywilly
    Thank you but i think my daughter and my self would rather her be healthy than this .!!! The help is out there if you take the time to find it.. goggle is a good guide ! .or listen to some of the informative and helpful people on here!!!!! . We are not lucky in anyway . . i just try to do my best for my daughter like any parent does !
    Originally posted by catty26
    I appreciate what you say, but you must realise that trying to access any form of help is nigh on impossible in some parts.

    I had a 140 mile round trip journey to get to my PIP assessment. I had no one to go with me. I drove there and back on my own. The assessment took 2 hours.
    I had to fill in the forms on my own as there was no available help around.
    It would have been lovely if I had have had someone to guide me with the form filling, accompany me to the assessment and possibly drive me there.

    It went against me because I had to drive all that way on my own!
    • SingleSue
    • By SingleSue 2nd Jun 15, 1:43 AM
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    I appreciate what you say, but you must realise that trying to access any form of help is nigh on impossible in some parts.

    I had a 140 mile round trip journey to get to my PIP assessment. I had no one to go with me. I drove there and back on my own. The assessment took 2 hours.
    I had to fill in the forms on my own as there was no available help around.
    It would have been lovely if I had have had someone to guide me with the form filling, accompany me to the assessment and possibly drive me there.

    It went against me because I had to drive all that way on my own!
    Originally posted by billywilly
    I had no help to fill in youngest's form (my choice, it wasn't rocket science) and we took the train as I couldn't drive there and still be safe to drive home as I have my own issues with health.
    Keep battling on, I will get there eventually..even if I don't know where there is! Now a degree student and a carer to 3 disabled sons! Eldests' diagnosis (4.5.10) is Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility type and now it looks like I have it too (13.1.11) eekk!
    Tilly Tidy #10 £92.24/£180
    • catty26
    • By catty26 2nd Jun 15, 6:15 AM
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    I had no help to fill in youngest's form (my choice, it wasn't rocket science) and we took the train as I couldn't drive there and still be safe to drive home as I have my own issues with health.
    Originally posted by SingleSue
    I hope it all went well for you sue. ? x
    • SingleSue
    • By SingleSue 2nd Jun 15, 7:40 AM
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    Yes it did thankfully. He was awarded enhanced care (21 points) and standard mobility (10 points) until 2021, which is the same (apart from the change of name) as he was receiving before on DLA.

    Awful trial for him though, he doesn't like people or stange places and even now, 3 weeks on from his assessment, is completely freaked out by it all and his therapies and medications have had to be increased to help him deal with it.

    Needs must though as they say.
    Last edited by SingleSue; 02-06-2015 at 7:45 AM.
    Keep battling on, I will get there eventually..even if I don't know where there is! Now a degree student and a carer to 3 disabled sons! Eldests' diagnosis (4.5.10) is Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility type and now it looks like I have it too (13.1.11) eekk!
    Tilly Tidy #10 £92.24/£180
    • Derwent
    • By Derwent 2nd Jun 15, 7:44 AM
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    Derwent
    I've got my PIP renewal review tomorrow, even though I've still got a year of the original award left. It will be interesting to see if it differs from the original assessment process for new PIP claimants.
    Its amazing how these banks can't even do simple calculations correctly..............
    • catty26
    • By catty26 2nd Jun 15, 10:03 AM
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    I've got my PIP renewal review tomorrow, even though I've still got a year of the original award left. It will be interesting to see if it differs from the original assessment process for new PIP claimants.
    Originally posted by Derwent
    Fingers and toes crossed for you xx
    • Derwent
    • By Derwent 4th Jun 15, 11:57 AM
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    Had my renewal assessment yesterday. Have to say that it was much more thorough and intense than the initial assessment back in 2013. I was in there almost 2 hours !
    Its amazing how these banks can't even do simple calculations correctly..............
    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 4th Jun 15, 12:47 PM
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    No one has to travel to an assessment centre if they are not fit to do so . . there are several ways of ensuring you have an assessment at home.
    I don't know the future but the past looks clearer every day
    • catty26
    • By catty26 4th Jun 15, 8:11 PM
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    Had my renewal assessment yesterday. Have to say that it was much more thorough and intense than the initial assessment back in 2013. I was in there almost 2 hours !
    Originally posted by Derwent
    I did ask for my daughters to be done at home , but it was over 2 hours long . , fingers crossed you get a good outcome x
    • catty26
    • By catty26 15th Oct 16, 7:31 PM
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    update . well the time came again . pip sent us a renewal in August a year before her claim was up .. Form is a lot smaller then the original form, filled in sent back in September ... also reminding them to look at what happened in her assessment last time . To day we received a letter with a new 4 year award same points as last time ..no assessment the decision makers report was so nice and spot on no mistakes what so ever .. we are stunned and very happy . ,Catty x
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