Assessments

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Hi I've written on the forum and read lots of postings about PiP atos

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What I'd like to ask is can some of you state what area you are in

This may give others a clearer picture how these assessments differ

Thanks I think it may be of interest to lots of us.

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    South west my assessment was a positive one the lady was lovely and kind and knew her nursing very well
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      Hi mine was south east positive from what I can remember

      I was a total mess it the lady WS great.

      Thanks for sharing your location with me x

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      South East also.

      An assessment report for my ESA re-assessment Jan 2013 that read like a fairy tale!

      Took ages to sort out and just days before the Tribunal was to hear my case the DWP backed down and re-awarded ESA - Support Group.

      Likewise the same happened for a DLA review in 2011

      And to top it all when I asked twice by letter for a PIP1 form to transfer over from DLA late last year they told me that they had no trace of either letter and it was then too late to transfer over!

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      Allways send letter by fax or recoded Delvery some Deshon markers are good  it's the same as some asters are good most are Bad how ever the more they see you know the score the Beter the result eg ask for all asments two be taped you get a copey they get one that way if it comes two a tribunal and they lie there's prove on tape and it cost you nothing 

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      I'm a bit long in tooth for all of that. I believe that when I post a letter it is expected that it will be delivered. Sending two letters both should arrive. For the DWP to tell me that they have received neither is not my fault but theirs.You can't blame the Post Office - one letter maybe but two that are mis delivered?

      What annoys me is that the regulations state that if the DWP say that they have posted a letter it is deemed to have been received.

      Their attitude towards me was that if they can't find it - it or they were never sent! I don't understand why the law is different for the DWP and a claimant; surely if I say it has been posted it is deemed to have been delivered?

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      UPDATE:

      Attendance Allowance claim refused following an assessment at home. Not seen the assessors report as not intending to appeal. But given that over 80% of new claimants making a claim for Attendance Allowance are given an award equal to either the middle or high rate of Care as it was under DLA, I can only assume that my report was totally fabricated with false assumptions and statements.

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      It might be an idea to get hold of the assessors report Les, to add to the details that you are compliling for your MP. 
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      The points that I am bringing up with my MP are not to do with what the reports said over the past 21 years. All of them were fairy tales for DLA, ESA & IIDB. I have no intention of appealing against the latest face to face following the Attendance Allowance claim which obviously was refused as expected. I want to know why over the past 21 years the DWP thought it appropriate to assess me for DLA every 18/24 months with a face to face despite every award being either 'for life' or 'indefinite'. Each resulted in a refusal. Then only days before each Tribunal date they decided to re-award me what I had previously had and once again indefinitely.

      I also want an explanation as to why in January 2010 the assessor decided to compile a private report clearly designed to destroy my credibility, honesty and integrity for the DWP following an ESA face to face.

      And finally for my IIDB claim made 21 years ago the DWP are refusing to make a back payment of money (in excess of £20,000 - 2004 - 2011) that they say they owe me but can't pay it simply because the law won't allow it as I failed to send in an appeal against the original decision.

      I simply want explanations and reasons for their actions, then I think I can put the whole damn lot to bed and forget about it.

       

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      I don't know how you cope with it all to be honest, it would drive me mad.

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    Both my assessments were in Salisbury but different buildings. The first one was with a guy who was an absolute **** who totally twisted and fabricated his entire report which returned 100% zeros. The second assessment was with a lovely young lady who went out of her way to help me and whose report got me the PIP.

     

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    I'm in the South West and the assessor was a Doctor.  The outcome was positive.  smile

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