Story Of A PIP Assessment: My Mother Suddenly Became My Aunt

Same Difference

Same Difference received the following by email yesterday from reader Philip Pines.

My assessment in January 2016 was undertaken by a nurse called Kathleen Maguire, and when I looked her up apart from nursing she had no other formal qualifications. I was accompanied to my assessment by a family member who witnessed all that happened during the assessment.

I was made aware that prior to the assessment the assessor will read the application made for claiming PIP and further evidence obtained from a GP or others involved in my claim. Note that the wording used is “obtained” not “provided”.

In my claim form i stated that due to blackouts and dizzy spells i was unable to cook using a conventional cooker due to previous accidents that made me fearful of further incidents. The response to this was 0 points, the reason given that I had normal grip in both hands…

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