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Wilsonwinehouse
Wilsonwinehouse Community member Posts: 42 Courageous
Hi guys, 

I got a really helpful message from DWP this morning saying they have not yet made a decision about awarding me PIP and they would write to me when they have.

Does anyone find that helpful? I would think it might stress some people out. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Lots of people don't find it helpful and continue to be very anxious after receiving the text updates. If successfully awarded (assuming this is your first time claim) then you will receive a text message.
    Texts are not sent if there's no award. You will receive the decision letter what ever the outcome is.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Wilsonwinehouse
    Wilsonwinehouse Community member Posts: 42 Courageous
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    Thanks.. do you always get a txt if they award you?

    The txt i got today, is that just an automated one, just wondering if people had got this txt and still been awarded or is it a kind of pre (you're not getting anything) txt.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    The text you received today is a standard text sent to everyone that gives a mobile number. It doesn't mean anything other than what it states.
    As you've given a mobile number, if awarded you should receive a text telling you "you've been awarded PIP,  you should receive the decision letter within the next 2 weeks."
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Blue_eyes
    Blue_eyes Community member Posts: 91 Courageous
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    Sorry for interrupting. 
    Do you always get a text message when they award you,or can you get a letter with a decision and no text message. It is very confusing with all of them text messages 🙈
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
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    Hello @Blue_eyes not everyone that's awarded gets a text, so not getting one doesn't mean you won't be awarded. 
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  • Blue_eyes
    Blue_eyes Community member Posts: 91 Courageous
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    @Adrian_Scope thank you so much for your reply 🙂
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,669 Pioneering
    edited April 2023
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    It's all 'haphazard' for my liking, if we all had a 'chip' implanted, then the DWP could convey the decision, well, in milliseconds of a decision made, save  on the cost of texts, letters, Boomerang, smoke signals etc.
  • Wilsonwinehouse
    Wilsonwinehouse Community member Posts: 42 Courageous
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    So today i got the old fashioned version of the same txt in a letter..

    We have all the information we need,.we will write to you when we have made a decision.

    The joy.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yup, the letter is usually sent as well.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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