I recently had my PIP assessment and during the assessment the assessor took a reading of my breathe exhaling and took three readings.
The best reading I got was 130 and the other two we're 125 or thereabouts.
I asked if that was good or bad and she (the PIP assessor) said it was not good and I then asked what would she have expected it to be and she said for someone my age (47) it should have been around 400.
I am not sure if she meant 400 for what was expected of my condition (COPD and a lung collapse in July 2013 seeing as I had been out of Hospital since the beginning of October but was unable to walk more thnen a few feet) or of someone my age with COPD.
Anyone any idea what the 130 reading means?
I might add I was awaiting a powerchair to be delivered and the council turned up to build a ramp whilst the PIP assessor was doing the assessment and she told me I should hear in 2 to 3 weeks, but after 3 weeks I phoned and was rudely told by someone with a condescending tone with a Liverpool accent (I have a southern accent they seemed to take offence to I think) I had been lied to and I would have to wait 4 to 6 more weeks to get a decision.
Is this normal for the new PIP assessment in your experience?