July 18, 2016 at 5:12 pm #135021Reply To: PIP here we come :(
Please people, everyone take the time to fill this in that has had or is in the process of getting PIP
It’s hard to be constructive without being abusive but, I managed (just).
The b s!
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former selfI, Disabled BlokeParticipantPosts: 540Joined: 29/10/2010July 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm #135254Reply To: PIP here we come :(
I had my face 2 face assessment on the 12th July, started the process end of April and have requested a copy of the assessment that was done. I am not hopeful as I have heard so many bad stories of people being given nothing, I am keeping everything crossed but am prepared to fight all the way. I had an amazing supporting letter from MDUK and so much helpful advice, will keep you all updated once the dreaded brown letter arrives on the doormat xAllyCat1979ParticipantPosts: 2Joined: 19/03/2011July 22, 2016 at 9:36 pm #135348Reply To: PIP here we come :(
All the best .
Has anyone else noticed they have a knack of timing those brown envelopes to arrive at the weekend? I’m not paranoid, they seem to be timed to have maximum impact & ruin ya weekend .
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former selfI, Disabled BlokeParticipantPosts: 540Joined: 29/10/2010July 23, 2016 at 7:54 pm #135357Reply To: PIP here we come :(
Have you had no text updates?
I’m hopeful that the MD evidence will be included, as you say it’s comprehensive and the decision maker should use it in their decision. I was a gibbering mess when the assessment happened but it really wasn’t as awful as I expected. But as others have said their demeanour and behaviour is mostly training. Try your very best to explain everything as well as you can leaving nothing to assumption. They’ll assume you can do something if you don’t specifically say you can’t.
Now I do have a question. On the DWP site it says (and I can’t find it) that the assessor for people with MD should be a doctor. Does anyone know anything about that? It was some sort of allocation scale.weebleParticipantPosts: 44Joined: 23/09/2010July 24, 2016 at 6:09 pm #135364Reply To: PIP here we come :(
Weeble, I have not come across that. The only comments of qualification I have seen is that you will be assessed by someone with medical traning, which could be anyone from an ex consultant to an ambulance tech . Many will not have had current training in medical matters as they may not work on a hospital ward. AThey may retired, as many who do this sort of thing are. We are never told of their qualifications and recent updates, just that they have received appropriate training. I for one would not wish to be seen by anyone less than a neuro consultant who can actually understand what I am talking about. That may be too costly for them to arrnage as it would severly impact on the profit they would make.
So many love songs, so little love.embayweatherModeratorPosts: 8Joined: 02/11/2015July 25, 2016 at 10:41 am #135372Reply To: PIP here we come :(
I presume they are not adhering to this?
Most Atos HCPs are not doctors, they are usually nurses or occupational therapists. There are some conditions that will mean you need to be assessed by a qualified specialist nurse, or a doctor and you can ask for this.
List of conditions judged suitable for assessment by neuro trained nurses/any health care profession:
Prolapsed intervertebral disc
Lumbar nerve root compression
Cauda equina syndrome
Cervical nerve root compression
Nerve entrapment syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Brachial plexus injury
List of conditions judged by the DWP and Atos Healthcare as suitable only for assessment by doctors:
Head injury with neuro sequelae
Brain haemorrhage/Sub Arachnoid Haemorrhage
Motor Neurone Disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Fits (secondary to brain tumour)
Learning difficulties (with physical problems)
Huntington’s DiseaseweebleParticipantPosts: 44Joined: 23/09/2010July 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm #135374Reply To: PIP here we come :(
Thank you so much for find that, that is an amazing document for many. I have saved that to my favourites for when it is my turn for the chopping block. Lots to read in the link too.
So many love songs, so little love.embayweatherModeratorPosts: 8Joined: 02/11/2015
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