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Having A Home Assessment For PIP? Don’t Stroke Your Pet Cat

February 15, 2017

Benefits And Work would like to conduct a survey about home assessments for PIP and ESA. In their latest newsletter, they reveal the results of their pilot survey, which include this:

One respondent told us that:

“I realised when I read the report afterwards that I was watched very carefully. She said in the report that as I was stroking my cat at the assessment that there was nothing wrong with me!!!”

Scary stuff for our cat-loving editor!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. decidendi permalink
    February 15, 2017 11:08 am

    At my ESA assessment I mentioned walking my dog, I have early onset osteoarthritis and a number if other mobility related conditions and need to keep my joints mobile otherwise they stiffen and seize. The nurse pounced on this and I had it quickly explain it was my dead mothers elderly dog shitzu (so not a six month old red nosed pit) and not that it should matter anyway. I realised there and then to be able to remain claiming I mist not do anything to maintain my health, relieve the pain or generally look after myself. And true enough her assessment of my ME, Spinal Stenosis, congenitally narrow spinal chord, osteoarthritis, sjogrens, asthma, proteinuria and urinary incontinence I was fit for work, presumably based on the fact I looked after an elderly toy dog and wore clean clothes!

  2. February 15, 2017 11:43 am

    That’s why I would rather visit one of their interrogation units than have them visit me. I also have a dog a 12 year old staffie they wouldn’t get the report done he would be all over them. They also like to snoop when they do a home visit one HP found out to their cost when a previous dog tried to rip them apart when they went walkabout after using the excuse to use the bathroom, I knew they weren’t going to the bathroom as they closed the door, previously left open, then wandered to the kitchen, then the bedrooms first getting told to feck off by youngest daughter then the growl has they tried to shut the other bedroom door to stop the guard dog ripping them apart. he returned with a large wet stain on the front of their trousers and a serious odour of the brown stuff, they cut the visit short but I still got the benefits. I seriously don’t know how they drove with their pants full.

  3. Josephine peters permalink
    February 21, 2017 7:40 am

    I was told to am able to take my glasses on and off my conditions were not as bad as he had seen being a paramedic no way did he care about anything but getting people off pip disgusting not human

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