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AJPJ
AJPJ Community member Posts: 18 Connected
I have just had my PIP telephone assessment. I am very poorly with severe chronic fatigue and have had complex mental health problems. 

The nurse who took my assessment was lovely and very professional. Overall I came away feeling stressed and anxious by the process. I know I have a very low quality of life but I didn’t feel the questions I was asked really related to my severe chronic fatigue . I feel like I have wasted my time. 

It puts me off appealing if my claim was turned down. I hope this system improves in the future. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,276 Championing
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    Glad to hear the assessor was lovely. You won't be the first person to think that the questions they ask aren't relevant but they are. They are trying to gather more information about how your conditions affect you.

    Once the assessment report is returned to DWP a decision can take up to about 12 weeks. Try to focus on something else while you wait.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,908 Championing
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    @AJPJ I'm sorry to hear you have come away feeling stressed and anxious. Can I ask, do you have support around you? 
  • AJPJ
    AJPJ Community member Posts: 18 Connected
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    Sorry Poppy, I don’t really know how to use the forum, so sorry if I accidentally tagged you in. 

    Thank you for your kind reply and though. You are very helpful. 

    Yes I am focusing on other things . Have a nice evening. 
  • AJPJ
    AJPJ Community member Posts: 18 Connected
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    Hi Hannah, yes I have support thank you. 

    I have bounced back a bit. 

    Thank you for being kind and supportive. 

    Have a lovely evening. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,276 Championing
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    No problem. Don't worry, you didn't tag me. The message you see on my comment is added to my signature so it's always on there.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,276 Championing
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    mummyme said:
    May I ask a wee question plz. My teenager received a txt last week saying they would decide within 8 weeks. 
    Can I ask did you receive similar txt and how long after that did they arrange telephone interview? Thank you for any help in this un nerving process. 
    I hope you are getting on well 

    Question answered here. https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/107117/new-to-process-can-someone-please-advise-help#latest

  • xtrasmall78
    xtrasmall78 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    you can you can request a copy of the report the assessor has sent to the decision maker with all their comments and recommendations on