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gilesjuk

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It’s by design.

Same reason they’ll send someone from Stafford to Wolverhampton for a disability allowance assessment, if you can get to Wolves you clearly aren’t disabled right?

The assessments are often outsourced which is one reason it might require travelling. Also, who on earth thinks someone who is disabled is not disabled if they can travel? There's plenty of disabled people in the workplace travelling to work every day, they just often need their disability status for other reasons, Motability etc.
 

Thehooperman

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The assessments are often outsourced which is one reason it might require travelling. Also, who on earth thinks someone who is disabled is not disabled if they can travel? There's plenty of disabled people in the workplace travelling to work every day, they just often need their disability status for other reasons, Motability etc.
Well said @gilesjuk.

Whilst I am not classified as disabled enough to claim any benefits I qualify for a blue badge and there are days when I would struggle to travel to my own bog let alone Wolverhampton!!!

@Cue please try googling the word disabled and then make your judgement!
 
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EasMid

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I don’t think @Cue was expressing his own opinion there. I took it to mean that Capita (who I have experience of the way they carry out their PIP assessments) view all claimants in that way.
We care for (unpaid) a young adult with an “invisible disability” that had a PIP assessment appointment in Walsall at 8-30 am. When we arrived 5 minutes early & waited for 25 minutes for the appointment only to be told the person doing the assessment “wasn’t coming in that day & no/one else was available so we’d have to make another appointment”
 

Cue

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The assessments are often outsourced which is one reason it might require travelling. Also, who on earth thinks someone who is disabled is not disabled if they can travel? There's plenty of disabled people in the workplace travelling to work every day, they just often need their disability status for other reasons, Motability etc.

Well said @gilesjuk.

Whilst I am not classified as disabled enough to claim any benefits I qualify for a blue badge and there are days when I would struggle to travel to my own bog let alone Wolverhampton!!!

@Cue please trying googling the word disabled and then make your judgement!

I don’t think @Cue was expressing his own opinion there. I took it to mean that Capita (who I have experience of the way they carry out their PIP assessments) view all claimants in that way.
We care for (unpaid) a young adult with an “invisible disability” that had a PIP assessment appointment in Walsall at 8-30 am. When we arrived 5 minutes early & waited for 25 minutes for the appointment only to be told the person doing the assessment “wasn’t coming in that day & no/one else was available so we’d have to make another appointment”
@EasMid has it

I wasn’t expressing my own opinion. The DWP will literally decline Disability Allowance because the assessor witnessed you walking across the car park to get into the building. Some of these people are quite literally devoid of any kind of empathy
 

tek-monkey

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@Cue It appears to me that the modus operandi of the DWP is to try their hardest to deny claimants any form of help rather than to try and give it.
Yup, and if the current situation continues as expected a number of people that look down on benefits claimants are about to realise this first hand.
 

c0tt0nt0p

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It would be remiss to state that Grocutt and Sons funeral services on Greyfriars were exemplary in arranging the cremation of my wife recently.

Steve is a great guy and really cares about what he does, which helps in my situation having to sort something out when I'm completely out of my depth.
 
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