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Hi, my name is Julie15! PIP Decision

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Julie15
Julie15 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited May 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, I had my pip review over three weeks ago and then this morning I had a phone call from pip out of the blue, he asked me a couple of questions and then said a decision would be made some time today and I would get it in the post. He never mentioned if my rate would be the same or not, should I be worried?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,019 Disability Gamechanger
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    It will be impossible for anyone to predict what the decision will be. If you leave it until about 24 hours then ring back, if a decision is made they maybe able to tell you. The reason I advise to leave it this long is because it takes up to 24 hours for them to be able to see what the decision 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.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Julie15

    Welcome to the community :) 

    There is nothing to be worried about, having PIP call to ask a couple more questions does happen. When the letter comes, you'll be able to see if the rate is the same.
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • Julie15
    Julie15 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you for getting back to me. I started my first review in December and it's seems to have taken such a long time and after reading some of the stories on the Internet about pip it's left me terrified, I'm only getting the lower rate at the moment and I have numerous health issues including osteoarthritis in my back and hip, numbness from my hip to calf and I struggle to walk even 5 paces let alone ten, All of which have gotten a lot worse since i first claimed. The whole process is terrifying. 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Julie15 I'm so sorry that your health issues have gotten worse. I hope you have good support around you? There are many people who have been waiting a long time, it is horrible :( 

    You always have us to talk to and vent! I hope you see you over in Coffee Lounge, it's where we play games, have discussions and get to know each other :) 
    Hannah - She / Her

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