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    Decision Maker’s Quote of the Day


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    So if you have a driving license they use it against you.
    I showed mine as ID,
    My assessor decided i stopped driving 4 years ago. Was never asked this question.

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    Hey. Yesterday was April Fool`s Day, so assessor was a bit premature. The assessor was joking - right?

    On a more serious note. This cannot, surely, be taken as evidence. By the same token, a claimant who has difficulty managing money could be found to have passed `O` level maths at the age of 16, say 30 years ago, and therefore the assessor could write that the claimant can work out figures.

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    LOL steve49.

    I am totally gobsmacked when i read this and how low they will stoop to stopping you get points you deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundontshine123 View Post
    I am totally gobsmacked when i read this and how low they will stoop to stopping you get points you deserve.
    What gets me is that DWP DM accept comments like that from assessors and use that to refuse awards but ignore genuine evidence from doctors, specialists, consultants, social services, carers.

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    I told my assessor that I drove to the interview directed by a little voice , referring to my satnag. If I had the same decision maker I think I'd be declared Harpic...clean round the bend lol.

    Back to the OP this has to be for April 1st,
    I passed my test in 1971 when the requirement was a 20 minute ride round the town and identify a couple of signs at the end.

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    Unfortunately, I can see the time coming when the planning and following a journey element will be largely eliminated due to the availability of satnav.

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    Maybe for drivers but what about those who have to use public transport or wheelchairs, scooters etc. I cannot follow a route as I forget where I am going and certainly can't get back.

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    Many smart phones have satnav and many readily available satnavs are portable for pedestrian use.

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    Hi, Just for the sake of completeness and context, have copied the complete link:

    #1. 'PIP assessment carried out 03/02/2017

    ‘You have been deemed fit to drive by the DVLA, you would have needed to pass all of the practical, theory and hazard tests. Therefore you I have decided you can plan and follow the route of a journey unaided’

    Claimant passed her driving test in 1987 when she was 20


    #2 We’ve had this one. Ours was more on the lines of you can’t have anything wrong with you if you have a Motability car. His family drove him everywhere. We won. it’s a complete non-sequitur.

    #3 Playing devil’s advocate for a moment, if someone has a valid driving licence and does in fact drive, in my view I would struggle to see how they could maintain they are unable to plan and follow a route whether familiar or unfamiliar.'

    Above is only to make it clear that welfare rights advisor on rightsnet had posted this (as some of them at times do) due to the incredulity & unbeleiveble reasons that some assessors will use in order to attempt to deny award. Should also point out that if this reached 1st tier tribunal, would imagine that this would be a case where bench would be howling in laughter-or certainly hope so!)

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