Finally Some PIP Progress

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OverlyAnxious
OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,806 Championing
Hi,

Long time members may remember I submitted PIP review forms back in August 2021.  (Nearly 18 months ago)

Last night I had a text from IAS to say they're dealing with the claim.  I assume that means the paperwork has finally reached the assessor!

I can no longer speak or drive/travel at all, so won't be able to complete an assessment if required.  I am hoping for a paper based decision. 

If I lose the current award (Enhanced Daily only) I don't think I'll be appealing it due to the current state of my health and the accessibility issues caused by not being able to speak or travel.  There is no-one else who knows my situation well enough to be an appointee either.

Thanks

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  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 8,461 Championing
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    @OverlyAnxious

    Im so sorry you won’t be able to do an assessment, I really hope you can get a paper based assessment.Fingers crossed for you.

    Good luck and take care.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
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    Yes, i remember your extremely long wait! I also remember giving you some advice for your current award when you took it to Tribunal.

    You can contact the health assessment providers by email to request a paper based assessment and explain the reasons why any other assessments just won't be possible.
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,806 Championing
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    Yes, i remember your extremely long wait! I also remember giving you some advice for your current award when you took it to Tribunal.

    You can contact the health assessment providers by email to request a paper based assessment and explain the reasons why any other assessments just won't be possible.
    Thanks Poppy, you did indeed offer good advice for my current awards tribunal. :)

    I have wondered if I win the award for longest review wait on here right now...  Can anyone beat 18 months?  :D 

    Emailing the health assessment provider is a possibility from a practical point of view.  However, I've had so many negative experiences with email over the last year that I can no longer send or receive those without triggering an anxiety attack.  I'd rather wait and see if they do a paper assessment first.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
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    There's one other member that briefly comes to mind but i'm not sure how long they've been waiting.
    I hope for you that the correct award is given this time! Please do let us know when you do finally have the decision.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,997 Championing
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    This is just my understanding of my experience (I've had two paper based assessments). My forms never went to the assessment centre. I was informed that when they arrived with DWP they are scanned in and then looked at to see if a paper based decision can be made (as I believe technically assessments are only meant to happen when there's a need for further information). If they can't they go to assessment provider, if they can they go to a decision maker. That's why I only have a paper-based assessment report which is done by the decision maker, not anything from assessment company. 
    Obviously I could be wrong and I hope that I'm wrong so you can end up with a paper based too. 

    I agree with poppy123456 about emailing them and letting them know. We could maybe help you draft that email?

    I was very clear and direct in my application and review that I would not be able to attend an assessment, either by phone/video or in person and the reasons why. Did you spell it out for them on your forms or hope they understood and would come to that conclusion from what you'd explained as your difficulties? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
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     That's why I only have a paper-based assessment report which is done by the decision maker, not anything from assessment company. 


    When a file is sent to the decision maker, if a decision can be made from there without the need to pass it to the health assessment providers then there will be no assessment report written. The decision maker will make their decision from your form, extra evidence and even previous assessment reports if needed.

    This happened to myself and my daughter last year and no assessment reports were written for either of us.
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,806 Championing
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    Did you spell it out for them on your forms or hope they understood and would come to that conclusion from what you'd explained as your difficulties? 
    Honestly, I can't really remember!  I definitely wrote something about how difficult any assessment would be in the 'extra comments' section.  Though I probably didn't specifically ask for paper based.  Will just have to wait & see what happens now.  :)
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,997 Championing
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    Keep us updated!! And please do fight it if they wrongly award you. <3


    Things can get better
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,926 Championing
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    Wishing you the best of luck @OverlyAnxious. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we can do to support you  :)
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,806 Championing
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    **UPDATE March 24th**

    Just got a text stating that DWP have received the HCP's report.  Shouldn't be too much longer to wait now.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
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    **UPDATE March 24th**

    Just got a text stating that DWP have received the HCP's report.  Shouldn't be too much longer to wait now.

    That's fantastic news, finally!! especially as no assessment was needed. Please do update us once the decision is made.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,538 Championing
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    Great stuff @OverlyAnxious nearly there now :) 

    Keep us updated when you can, and all the best for a positive outcome!
  • Blue_eyes
    Blue_eyes Community member Posts: 91 Contributor
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    @OverlyAnxious I am so happy for you 😊😊
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,158 Championing
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    Delighted to read your Final Update - that's excellent, & with a longer award too!! Congratulations. :)
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,908 Championing
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    I'm so happy for you @OverlyAnxious :) It must be such a relief! 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
    edited April 2023
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    I'm so happy to finally have this update from you as have been thinking of you with your long awaited review decision.
    Great news that you got the correct award this time without having to fight for what you're rightfully entitled to.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,305 Online Community Programme Lead
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    Amazing news @OverlyAnxious, very pleased for you.