I had my PIP assessment seven weeks ago. So when I received a letter on Saturday I thought it was the outcome however it was a new appointment three weeks away. I thought it was a mistake cause they have sent me two other appointments which they said was an error.
When I phoned Capita they said the girl who did my assessment has now left so even though they have an assessment they have got to check it. They also said that I would have to wait another 6 weeks for the outcome.
Has anyone else had the same problem and is there anything I can do. I've been so stressed about it. I've been crying for an hour.
Hi i had a pip home assessment back in June, I asked for a written copy of the assessment which arrived shortly after the decision, During the assessment the assessor said the assessment was recorded electronically there and then via her lap top which would be sent electronically to Atos at the end of the assessment who were carrying out the assessment, she also wrote up a 'consideration' of the assessment recorded as the same day taking around 70 mins to put together.
I would seek some advice from the Helpline or/and a local parkinsons support worker or local disability advice service
i did what u said and the DWP hadt been sent my assessment. PD uk got in touch with Capita and said the girl who did my assessment had left and didn't finish my assessment which I find hard to believe because she was typing it when she was with me and she was here an hour and half. When they were sending me new appointments and I was phoning up they shouldn't have been telling me it was a mistake and cancelling them. It's take. 7 weeks for them to work this out. Now I have to start the process all over again. I feel so stressed about it I feel like going to bed and never getting up again. It's bad enough having this disease for the last 8 years without having to jump through all these hoops. So here goes another 3 months. I was an Occupational Therapist before I had to retire early. I would never have left my patients unfinished like this because I knew how stressful it is. THe people we have to deal with have no clue what it feels like to have people staring at you because you r walking like a slow robot or thrashing around like a looney when the dyskinesia sets in. Sorry rant over. Thanks for your help anyway.
Dont be sorry for Ranting I hope it all goes well & sense prevails Shelley. You've done everything right It's their Failing at the end of the day.
I'm sorry i'ts come to this Shelley after all you have put into this. I remember you were I believe one of the first to receive your PIP on this forum, going back a little while ago. It was round the I time started posting on the forum , and you gave everyone a lot of strenght and help along the way.
I hope it all turns well for you in your fight, I will have to go through the same thing this time next year! We have to stay strong and fight them together and help each other.
All the best - Sheila
We have attempted to fill in the PIP form but some of the questions are virtually impossible to answer and the explanations explaining the explanations are also vague, we await a visit by the aSSeSSor to aSSist us, is thiSSS the right thing to do ,I know the whole reason for making me jump through hoops is to attempt to reduce my highest level of DLA,and divert the savings to the Buck House Revite scheme or finishing the two new Aircraft carriers now 9 billion a copy, still needs must eh. oh not forgetting the HS2 to Bminghm., incidently I would be delighted to jump through hoops. IF ONLY
Perhaps we should all jump on the high speed train when it's finished and visit Queenie as house guests, to inspect the work that our money was used for!
Well Im up for it dear Twinks, though I think I will be floating round the Universe with Mam and Dad by the time that project is complete, but I could haunt it, my Mother would put a stop to my fun though,I can just hear her ("I thought you would have lost that childish silly streak when you came up here now behave ") leave those poor mortals alone ??? I miss them so much.
I know what you mean Fed......miss my parents too. Mum died 9yrs. ago and my lovely Dad (93) died this April. He was my rock, but I never told him I had Parkinson's......seemed too cruel to let on. I can disguise it very well, when I have to....no tremor you see.
Off to the final night of our village Panto soon, (done 8 performances of Cinderella). I'm the Prompt. It's bloody good too......oh yes it is!!! Big party in the pub afterwards, so jollies all round. Will probably be suffering tomorrow, but what the heck. A girl has to have some fun in life!
Will be shouting, get thee behind me Parkinson's.......when everyone's yelling, 'it's behind you'!!
Happy Sunday. Twinks.
hi fed =were you getting dla now having to change to pip,can i ask how old you are as i thought that over 50 were going to be left alone and not have to re-apply did you contact them to change to pip or did they ,
Yes I was on the highest level of DLA or I am should I say, and im 66 we are waiting for a date for a home visit from a PIPrep,, as the questions have bamboozled us, I was told only over 70s are exempt
or is this just another ruse to reduce my entitlement ,Help
Thanks Gus Kind Regards FED
Cheers fed high mobility, middle care i am i have never been seen by anyone dla and pip i always get my pdsw to fill in paper work i send 9 yrs of pd paperwork ie docs,nurses,nero surgeons physio, speech therapy dvla everyone pictures of my dbs opp and aids round house pictures of all my meds i think this is enough to keep them going i also think they know there in for a battle. Good luck fed i suppose my day will come