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Review length - assessor report

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moondreamgal
moondreamgal Community member Posts: 9 Listener
edited May 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I received my assessor report today, no decision letter yet and wasn't paid yet this month (was meant to be yesterday) the assessor report recommends a review in 18 months. Given they generally send out the forms around 8 months in advance, if they go with this time scale, does that mean I'd be in the review system again later this year? 

It seems a little counterproductive considering I had a face to face assessment in March already this year, has anyone had this?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,026 Disability Gamechanger
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    The assessment report is a recommendation only. Whilst they do usually go with it, it has been known for them to go against it. 

    Once the decision is made if you’re not happy then you can request the MR even for just the award length. 
    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.
  • moondreamgal
    moondreamgal Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    The assessment report is a recommendation only. Whilst they do usually go with it, it has been known for them to go against it. 

    Once the decision is made if you’re not happy then you can request the MR even for just the award length. 
    Thankyou Poppy, I actually decided to call them to ask about not being paid on schedule and was told a decision letter was posted last friday and it's been awarded till September 2025. So review September/October time I would assume but will wait for the letter to be sure it's correct information. 

    Not sure on the rates yet but because a decision was made after the initial instruction for the previous amount was sent to the bank, they had to recall it before sending a new amount, so with bank holidays now any monies won't come through till late next week, but good to know there will be something and I'll budget in the meantime. This board has been so helpful in this process. 
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