DON’T PANIC! I know people have got themselves in a tizz over pip assessments but if it’s possible, have someone with you during the assessment who can remind you of anything you forget, and stop any assessor fibbing about what has been done or said, hopefully you’ve got a copy of your claim form and can familiarise yourself with whatever your answers where as the questions they ask are the same, don’t forget to remind.yourself of any equipment you use to help you out indoors and outdoors even if it’s not designed as a disability aid,
the assessment itself is to confirm or clarify whatever you’ve written on your application form, and starts the moment you arrive at the assessment centre, if you look on ceilings and at the entrance door you’ll see small cameras everywhere, and your assessor will be watching you, after asking you questions that you’ve already answered on the form you filled in they may ask you to attempt a couple of physical actions like lift your feet one at a time off the floor or touch your hands behind your back, do not attempt anything that is painful or could cause you to fall and tell them why.
“Walk three steps to the desk”
“sorry I can’t I could fall over”
you have to assume your assessor knows nothing about MS so they may not know about any invisible symptoms and as they may not have your application form with them you are in effect almost filling in the form again verbally
I know is not always possible but most important is to take someone with you a relative or friend, it stops any temptation for your assessor to suggest they heard or saw you do or say something you didn’t.
But the good news is once you’ve had your assessment they don’t hang about and you should get your decision within 2/3 weeks