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    • diggingdude
    • By diggingdude 27th Mar 18, 10:36 PM
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    PIP Home assessment
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    • 27th Mar 18, 10:36 PM
    PIP Home assessment 27th Mar 18 at 10:36 PM
    Hello I applied for PIP for the first time early this year. They have come back with an appointment for next week at my home. I did not request a home assessment and believed them to be as rare as hens teeth. I was wondering, do they do more practical tests at home than in an office, will they want to see my bedroom etc? Sorry if its a crazy question, I'm just quite surprised by it.

    Many thanks all

    Edit - I have upper and lower limb nerve damage/metal plates following an accident and surgery. Maybe they think the journey would be hell, but I thought their aim was to punish you as much as possible in these assessment days
    House Deposit - Target 20000 April 2019
    Current Savings - 10225
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    • diggingdude
    • By diggingdude 3rd Apr 18, 7:38 PM
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    You can ring DWP in a few days time to ask them to send you a copy of the assessment report. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as mostly they go with that report. It's also a good thing to have if the decision doesn't go in your favour, it's handy for the Mandatory Reconsideration.

    Decision times vary wildly across the country and it really depends on backlog in your area. Some wait a couple of weeks while others wait 8 or more weeks. There really isn't any timescales. A lot of HCP's will tell people 4 weeks but they really have no idea, the same as anyone else.

    Good luck.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    Yes figured I would give them a ring some time next week. It was an 11 week wait from application to assessment so I imagine we are not doing too bad in this part of the world
    House Deposit - Target 20000 April 2019
    Current Savings - 10225
    • diggingdude
    • By diggingdude 10th Apr 18, 11:04 PM
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    So I phoned up yesterday to ask for a copy of the assessors report having had a text from DWP that they had received it. When speaking to a very nice chap on phone he admitted that the form isn't showing as there on the system. Lets hope it hasn't gone missing

    Sadly nerve conduction tests today showed no improvement from 3 months ago so that will be further evidence if i have to challenge it. Annoyingly after being off for just under 6 months with next to no physiotherapy, now i have returned to work i have a new physio I met today who wants to sign me up to all sorts over the next 12 months. Lets hope work are understanding
    House Deposit - Target 20000 April 2019
    Current Savings - 10225
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