PIP Assessment

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I have an appointment next week with ATOS for PIP assessment and have no idea what to expect. I get £108 ish a week ESA and am in the Support Group.

Can anyone tell me what happens at the assessment? Do I have to undress, do I see a doctor, do they do medical tests or is it walking, stairs and stuff like that.

I am a bit apprehensive tbh.

Thanks for reading.
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  • mandiskem
    mandiskem Posts: 112 Forumite
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    no you dont have to undress they will ask you questions on your health
    how it affects you .do the pip test online http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/pip-self-test
  • shell1965
    shell1965 Posts: 133 Forumite
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    My hubby had to stretch out/reach & flex his arms, he had to push the assessors firm hand, had to stop the assessor pushing his arm, he had to make a praying motion, he had to try to fasten his own zip.

    He then had to stand from sitting, he had to stretch his legs out, bring them back then try to point his feet just under the chair edge, the assessor wanted to apply light pressure to his knee but hubby demanded he not do that.

    Other than that it was all lifestyle questions affecting day to day activities, all in all around 50 minutes.
  • benniebert
    benniebert Posts: 666 Forumite
    edited 4 March 2015 at 8:15PM
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    Mrs_Muckle wrote: »
    I have an appointment next week with ATOS for PIP assessment and have no idea what to expect. I get £108 ish a week ESA and am in the Support Group.

    Can anyone tell me what happens at the assessment? Do I have to undress, do I see a doctor, do they do medical tests or is it walking, stairs and stuff like that.

    I am a bit apprehensive tbh.

    Thanks for reading.
    A lot of 'testing' is carried out by observation by the assessor from the time you are on property (car park) during your visit and until you leave. Additionally the assessor will draw conclusions, rightly or wrongly, on what they see and what they hear from the claimant.
    You could say that they like to play being Morse, but quite frankly they aren't very good at it. Their interviewing technique is not something to be desired. They should stick to medicine and stop playing detectives.
  • Mrs_Muckle
    Mrs_Muckle Posts: 36 Forumite
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    Thank you for your responses. I went for my assessment today and when I got there they said they had written to me to tell me that I was not required to attend. I did not receive the letter and they said they would pay my expenses and they would be in touch. The receptionist did not know what the letter had said. Has anyone else had this happen to them?
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  • 3008caz
    3008caz Posts: 58 Forumite
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    Mrs_Muckle wrote: »
    Thank you for your responses. I went for my assessment today and when I got there they said they had written to me to tell me that I was not required to attend. I did not receive the letter and they said they would pay my expenses and they would be in touch. The receptionist did not know what the letter had said. Has anyone else had this happen to them?

    did you get this sorted with dwp? or atos?
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