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  • #135021
    Reply 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

    http://survey.dwp.gov.uk/index.php?sid=63591&lang=en

    It’s hard to be constructive without being abusive but, I managed (just).

    The b :no: :bang: :Angry: :o :oops: :nono: s!

    :LOL:

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self

    I, Disabled Bloke
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    #135254
    Reply 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 x

    AllyCat1979
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    #135348
    Reply 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 :bang: .

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self

    I, Disabled Bloke
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    #135357
    Reply To: PIP here we come :(

    AllyCat

    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.

    weeble
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    #135364
    Reply 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.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #135372
    Reply To: PIP here we come :(

    Found it!

    What you need to know about Atos assessments.

    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
    Sciatica
    Slipped disc
    Lumbar spondylosis
    Lumbar spondylolisthesis
    Lumbar spondylolysis
    Cauda equina syndrome
    Spinal stenosis
    Peripheral neuropathy
    Neuropathy
    Drop foot
    Meralgia paraesthetica
    Cervical spondylosis
    Cervical nerve root compression
    Cervicalgia
    Nerve entrapment syndrome
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Trapped nerve
    Paraesthesia
    Tingling
    Numbness
    Brachial plexus injury
    Polyneuropathy
    Dizziness
    Vertigo
    Essential Tremor
    VWF
    Alzheimers

    List of conditions judged by the DWP and Atos Healthcare as suitable only for assessment by doctors:

    Stroke
    Head injury with neuro sequelae
    Brain haemorrhage/Sub Arachnoid Haemorrhage
    Brain tumour
    Acoustic Neuroma
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Motor Neurone Disease
    Parkinson’s disease
    TIAs
    Bulbar Palsy
    Myasthenia Gravis
    Muscular Dystrophy
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome
    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Syringomyelia
    Neurofibromatosis
    Spina bifida
    Polio
    Fits (secondary to brain tumour)
    Learning difficulties (with physical problems)
    Nystagmus Myelitis
    Bells Palsy
    Trigeminal Neuralgia
    Paraplegia
    Quadriplegia
    Huntington’s Chorea
    Huntington’s Disease

    weeble
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    #135374
    Reply 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.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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