No PIP assessment?

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Has anyone applied for PIP, who are currently on DLA. And been awarded it without having a face to face assessment? My friend who belongs to the Benefits and Works site, used their advice to apply for PIP, giving a diary of her day to day. No end of information, which her husband had written out for her, and she has still been asked to go to a face to face. And a long way away from where she lives. She has asked for a home assessment, due to her health problems.

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    Hi

    been through the process myself, i think you only dont go for assessment if you are terminally ill. Not 100%. I have been turned down for PIP the last 3 occasions but won on tribunal and currently waiting for my hearing. bearing in mind my claim ended July 10th 2018. Very long process but guess depends on where you live in the country.

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      Hello Anni,

      I am very sorry that you have been treated so badly by the testing people and the DWP. I t is about time all of this was stopped. We are all ill enough without the DWP putting us through repeated testing for ESA and PIP. I am still on DLA, although I expect that to change anytime. My friend is upset, as she has a DLA indeferinate award, and can't understand why she should have to apply for PIP. I know why, and it isn't nice. The government is totally behind this. David Cameron started it, after his disabled child died.

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      its a ploy by the dwp they are turning everyone down, some appeal other don't have the energy to fight so accept the decision. those that fight are made to wait years and then their benefit is not back dated as the dwp now only pay a max of 8 weeks back payments. they make you wait so they save money either by making you wait or by causing you to give up trying either way its seriously wrong. i read an article in one of the reputable news papers !

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      What hateful people the DWP are. I wish someone would take them to the European court of Human Rights. But I haven't a clue how these Rights would be argued in order to win. They seem to forget that we are human beings.

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    my name is judith upto 7 years ago i was working 47 hours a week,but the 3 cancers my mum had took its toll on my body,and i have not worked since,i am on ESA AND PIP altogether i had about 10 appointments for bothfor the ESA i don,t go for a medical any more.still had to go for assessments for PIP,but the last 3 times i had been they had to stop the session,because i was not well,i had clonus attacksthen i got the fibromyalgia all over my body,so for the first time i did not need to got for a medical,it was just a case of waiting to hear from them,I did get the full enhanced rate which means i can get a mobility car which has made a difference.It seems to vary were you live some people have to go every time,some people get visits to there homesit can also depend on your gp what sort of letter he writes to PIP,but at least i don,t need to go again,and were you go is not local,i went to preston twice ormskirk 3 times bootle 4 and liverpool3 judtith from southport.let me know how you get on

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    Hello Judith,

    I am shocked that you have been tested so many times. It is cruel. I have been tested once for ESA. First time they decided without seeing me. I appealed their decision and won at tribunal. I am glad you were awarded the Enhanced rate, which makes life a little easier. I know if they fail me I will lose my mobility car, and I can't cope with public transport. My friend who is awaiting a face to face, asked for a home visit. They have granted this. She lives near Wolverhampton. I have being panicking ever since she got that dreaded letter.

    I was asking if anyone had not had a face to face, because Benefits and Works site, made out, that if you used their advice, and made a detailed record of your problems, explaining the help you need, the DWP would have enough evidence and wouldn't have to see you. But it seems that was inaccurate. I read that a couple of years ago. Unfortunately Atos are still on the go, and they lie like mad here. They changed their name, but it is them.

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      when i appealed i because the assessor lied in her report, i was told not only that i wasn't that ill, but i must be the one lying because their assessors have no reason to !

      i lost my mobility car and a lot of my other benefit income. if i could work i would. having a debilitating illness is so isolating.

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    My husband has just had a PIP assessement at home. He's 67 and was awarded DLA higher indefinitely years ago because he has MS. We made it clear he couldn't travel for an assessment so they did arrange a home visit - but no one turned up and after 3 phone calls they were still unable to tell me why! Fot the second visit the health professional arrived bang on time and it lasted about 90 minutes (my husband was visibly very tired about half way through so she asked his permission for me to answer if he fell asleep. She was very considerate and caring in her manner towards us both although I've heard stories that had made us dread this encounter!

    Tell your friend to ask for a home visit - this shouldn't be a problem. And tell her to just tell the truth and act normally when the visit takes place.

    I should add my sister (same age) also had MS and was receiving higher DLA and she didn't have to have a PIP assessment - they just awarded it to her. It may be a regional thing as she was in the North east and we're East Midlands - who knows? One of our professionals said he wasn't asked for a letter in support of our claim but I don't know if the other two were.

    Hope this helps.

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    HI my name is judith i am on ESA AND PIP,i had to have medicals for both,esa

    i only had 3 and i did,nt need to go again it was the PIP,it seems to vary from county to county ,but my last 3 i had they had to stop the medical because i was

    in so much pain,and my clonus in my hands arms and legs,I have just had the forrm

    inapril the CAB flled it in then i had letters from my gps,consultants,physio and

    friends they all wrote in,then i got a text from the DWP i did,nt have to go for the

    medical,but i would take 6 weeks for the results to come back,and i got the enhanced rate,so i got a mobility car which is great to use it has high seats and lovely to drive,so i don,t need to go again,but if there are any changesin my health

    i have to let them know, judith from southport

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    My name is judith i am on ESA AND PIP i had to go for medicals for both of them

    3 times for esa,they changed my group from working support,to just support group it means that i am not fit for work,then i had 7 for PIP,but the last 3 they had

    they had to stop the sessions,because i was in alot of pain ,but also my clonus started to play up so i had to tke painkillers,then this time all i had to do is just fill

    in the from with the CAB,and the letters from my gps consultants physio and friends,then i got a text message from them tthat i don,t need to go for my medical,

    just had to wait for the results,wish were that i got the enhanced payments,so

    i got a mobility car,i suffer with clonus and fibromyalgia it does seem to vary from county to countyhow many of these medicals you have inscotland you only have the one and that is that,sometimes they do home visits,,you can claim for taxis if

    you have one, judith from southport

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    My name is judith i am on ESA AND PIP i had to go for medicals for both of them

    3 times for esa,they changed my group from working support,to just support group it means that i am not fit for work,then i had 7 for PIP,but the last 3 they had

    they had to stop the sessions,because i was in alot of pain ,but also my clonus started to play up so i had to tke painkillers,then this time all i had to do is just fill

    in the from with the CAB,and the letters from my gps consultants physio and friends,then i got a text message from them tthat i don,t need to go for my medical,

    just had to wait for the results,wish were that i got the enhanced payments,so

    i got a mobility car,i suffer with clonus and fibromyalgia it does seem to vary from county to countyhow many of these medicals you have inscotland you only have the one and that is that,sometimes they do home visits,,you can claim for taxis if

    you have one, judith from southport

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