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duc749
duc749 Community member Posts: 15 Listener
Good day to all

I have recently had a telephone assesment to see if I am able to continue recieving PIP.

I have had a text message a week ago saying that the DWP have received the assessors report and it can take six weeks for a decision.

Is it possible to ask for a copy of the report from DWP or should I just wait it out. Was wondering how long they would take to send a report if I only have five weeks to wait.

Also does anyone know what medical conditions would qualify for a longer than 2 year award as this is what I received last time. I have had to give up work due to mobility issues. All my conditions are life long and I have arthritis in my hips, back and neck with severe spinal stenosis in my neck. Also have schuermanns, osteopetrosis, sciatica, blood pressure, angina, IBS, fybromylagia, anxiety, asthma to name a few and take around 30 prescribed tablets each day and all conditions are professionally diagnosed by MRI and specialists including authopedic, neurologist and rheumatologist.

If I receive a 2 year award again can I ask for this to be reconsidered as my conditions will never really get that much better and they will probably get worse and have got worse in the last year.

Thanks very much.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,321 Championing
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    Timescales once the report is returned is up to 12 weeks. 

    You can request the report but it’s not always the best idea to do this because it can cause even more anxiety than you may already be experiencing. If you do request it then it can take up to a couple of weeks to receive it.

    There’s not really any specific conditions that entitle you to a longer award because it’s not about a diagnosis. 

    Once the decision is made you can challenge it for either the award itself and/or the length of the award. 
  • Valler
    Valler Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Hi duc749. I hope you are doing ok. From experience I know that all medical conditions would need to supported by your doctor, & other senior medical practitioners if necessary as well as documentation for your review & whether these health conditions have stayed the same or have worsen.  Check out PIP info on this platform as it may help answer fully some of your questions. Also DWP look at how your health condition affects you on a daily basis. And is in 2 parts daily living & mobility needs. I can't say if you will get more or less than your 2 year award. This will all depend on the decision maker. I hope this helps when you get your award & you are not happy about it, Speak to your GP. DWP do allow you to appeal their decision.
  • duc749
    duc749 Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Thanks for the replies. Think I will take your advice and leave the report as it will increase anxiety. 

    It's not desperate the duration of the award just hoped that it would be longer than two years as my conditions are more likely to get worse rather than better.

    Thanks again.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,321 Championing
    edited February 2023
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    Valler said:
     I know that all medical conditions would need to supported by your doctor, & other senior medical practitioners
    That's not quite correct. They very rarely contact anyone for any evidence. Some claimants don't have any medical professionals involved at all.
  • Valler
    Valler Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Hi Poppy, 123456
    I would not of stated the information, that I thought was not liable or truthful  At the time of receiving that information And in that rare incident in my case they did. I was told that by someone working on behalf of the DWP. Now I know different. So I'm sorry if I gave someone the wrong information it was not intentional.