My PIP homevisit .

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the much feared home visit was this morning and was done with in an hour. It didn't go into as much depth as I thought it would and she didn't ask to examine me at all as I expected her to. I have lupus and submitted a lot of medical evidence, and I gave long list of medications.  Is this a good sign do you think or a bad one I am now anxious over outcome although I know most go to appeal I hope I don't have to undergo this additional stress.

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    Did you answer questions on how your condition affects your ability to wash and dress make a meal make your way around unsupervised etc? If so and you are strongly affected and your ability to carry out the core funation questions I'd say it's a green light. If the lupus doesn't stop you or hinder you from carrying out the physical activity listed then very few points will be awarded. You need 12. I have 22

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    Thanks Rhonda. Yes, I did explain how I am affected and that I struggle in all those areas. Just surprised wasn't asked to undertake any actions etc, she did seem quite rushed but I am probably over thinking it. Let's hope for positive outcome. Do you know how long I should leave it until I can ask for copy of her report?

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    I am hoping that this is a good sign for you, Blueeye, the fact that your assessor was in a rush,  I wish you all the best and hope that you are successful.  I have various medical conditions, an injured spine, porphyria, COPD and arthritis.  At 78 years of age, I expect the arthritis is inevitable, the other conditions not.  I am still covered by the old system as I had to retire from work at the age of 48, because of my back problem.

    Please will you let us know your result, if you want to share.

    Best wishes

    MaryLip

     

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    Hi,

    PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how your conditions affect you daily. No one could possibly guess how your assessment went today, or whether you'll be awarded or not. The fact that the HCP didn't ask you to preform any exercises (they don't examine anyone) doesn't mean anything.

    Leave it a few days then ring PIP and ask for a copy of the assesssment report. This will give you an idea if you'll be awarded or not as mostly the DM goes with that report. Hopefully for you a decision will go in your favour. Decision times vary depending on the backlog in your part of the country and can be anything from 2-8 weeks sometimes longer. Good luck.

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      Thanks Denise. I didn't mean examine but I know from forums that they usually all you to do seem or leg movements etc. I will ring them Friday though fingers crossed. Thanks for replying.

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