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shelby40
shelby40 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
edited July 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Received text message 4th July to say no decision has been made yet and they will write to me when they have .. No need to contact them unless circumstance changes … how long have people waited for a decision after that text message 

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  • onlymeagain
    onlymeagain Community member Posts: 53 Courageous
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    Have you had an assessment?
  • shelby40
    shelby40 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Yes I had a telephone assessment on the 20th June 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Some have a decision quite soon and others wait longer. There's really no timescales after that text, it's a standard text.
    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.
  • shelby40
    shelby40 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Ok will get a text message once a decision has been made or will it come in a letter … it’s first time I’ve applied for it and to be honest I don’t think I’ve done enough … I don’t like taking more than I think I’m allowed so applying for pip has been a massive deal for me and my anxiety is through the roof x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    If awarded you may receive a text. They do not send texts for refusals. You will still receive the decision letter what ever the outcome.
    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.
  • shelby40
    shelby40 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Ok thank you … hopefully won’t be to long 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    @shelby40 Keeping everything crossed for you! :) The wait can be awful, what have you been doing to keep your mind off it?
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  • shelby40
    shelby40 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Tried to forget about it … untill I received the text message about not made a decision yet then started to look into it on forums and now my anxiety it’s through roof as it’s got to be close now to a decision everytne phone pings I get a sick feeling or post man comes same … I’m sure if I’m ment to have it I they will award it .. just it was so hard to the assessment 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    @shelby40 I'm so sorry, maybe pop your phone on silent for a bit? Unless you are on call for someone, just  to try and keep your mind off it. 

    We have so many members here go through the same and it isn't nice to see. The process needs some serious changes. I'm glad to hear you had a phone assessment though, I always found from reading others process's that being in the comfort of your own home helps. Did you have someone with you when you went through the assessment? 
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