Hey Every one
Please call DWP and ask them to send you a copy of the report that was made during your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment even if you are happy with the outcome.
Then you can check for any incorrect info and also put it down for when you have your renewal.
I just received my notes from my assessment and which I am happy with unfortunately I was unable to see the notes from my previous assessment as I should have asked for them within a specific time period (No one told me this).
I dread to think what the guys recorded in my original assessment as I was awarded 8 points for daily living and 4 points for mobility
•Daily living 8 points
•Mobility 16 points
But this time around I have been awarded:
•Daily living 22 points
•Mobility 4 points
My original assessment was a year previous because a reassessment is basically doing the whole application again!
I have since been diagnosed with Hepatitis B core antibody, Inflammatory, Connective Tissue Disease and Myositis. However I was suffering from the symptoms at the time of my original assessment and was in the process of getting tests done.
I suppose if they contacted the medical professionals who’s details I provided they would have been told this. According to my report medical professionals were not contacted in this instance either.
I am still waiting for my confirmation email however I noticed that a payment was deposited into my account from the DPW at the higher rate.
I’m happy that we got there in the end little disappointed that it took a year!
Please everyone make photocopy’s of anything you send to them and if possible send via a traceable method.
I’m generally quite an assertive person but my mother is a really bossy boots. I made sure she came with me to my doctors’ appointments to help me get letters detailing my condition –For Free! I’m not sure if you can do this but it’s worth a try.
And make sure you request the report of the assessment!!
Good luck and good health