bowlingbun wrote:I asked DWP to arrange a Visiting Officer as I couldn't hand writ the form. He was very good and helped me remember things that I might have forgotten. Highly recommend this for anyone.
My husband didn't ask for one, the DWP told him that he would need one. After trying all of the other agencies first he had no alternative but to accept the DWP's suggestion.
Many times I have said that you could not even make up what the DWP expect of you.
He was told to report to the local Jobcentre in town to see the Visiting Officer. After a mammoth journey, then trying to find somewhere to park, we approached the building in question.
A huge security guard told us that it was on the 1st floor and they had no lift - 'you will find the stairs at the other end of the building', A walk of approx. 50 yards later past desks and filing cabinets we found the stairs. 10 mins later we reached the 1st floor only to find that the office we needed was at the far end of the building - in fact directly above the entrance doors that we had come through.
So after the 100 yard marathon and two flights of stairs we sat down.
He was useless, asked no questions other than what was on the form - took all of 20mins to complete.
We then had to repeat the 100 yard walk and two lots of stairs to get out.
When I posted the PIP2 off for my husband, I had a look at what had been written on it - hardly anything - yes/no and a few lines of rubbish.
So there must be good and bad Visiting Officers and our luck was to get one of the bad ones.