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Pip telephone assessment

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Tina12
Tina12 Community member Posts: 171 Pioneering
edited August 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi Good morning all, just had my pip assessment,. thankgod that's over with was a bag of nerves  anxiety..heart palpitations ...but did my best with all the info documents and how it effects me and more... When is the best time to ask for a copy of your report please ?? Thankyou in advance 🙏

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  • Ray212
    Ray212 Community member Posts: 352 Pioneering
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    Well done for getting through it. How long was your assessment do you think?
  • Tina12
    Tina12 Community member Posts: 171 Pioneering
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    @Ray212 thankyou, It was 1 hour for me 
  • Ray212
    Ray212 Community member Posts: 352 Pioneering
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    That's not too bad, mine was around the same I think when I had it
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Asking for the report can cause so much unnecessary anxiety and won’t make much of a difference overall if you had to progress to the MR/appeal stage. You can ask for the report when it’s returned to the DWP though, wait for a text.
  • Tina12
    Tina12 Community member Posts: 171 Pioneering
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    Thankyou both @Ray212 and @bg844 .. just received a message from DWP that they have received a written report of my pip assessment 
  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
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    Hopefully good news on the report @Tina12 👍
  • Tina12
    Tina12 Community member Posts: 171 Pioneering
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    @life thankyou 🙏😊
  • Tina12
    Tina12 Community member Posts: 171 Pioneering
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    @Ray212 ...have you heard anything back from yours yet ? 😊
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    I agree with bg844 in that your assessment report often causes so much anxiety & is in fact best put behind you if you disagree with your decision (which I hope isn't the case). Far better to just wait for your actual decision letter.
  • Ray212
    Ray212 Community member Posts: 352 Pioneering
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    Tina12 said:
    @Ray212 ...have you heard anything back from yours yet ? 😊

    Yes had my result some time ago and was awarded daily living. Think it was a week or so after they received the report I can't quite remember. 
  • Tina12
    Tina12 Community member Posts: 171 Pioneering
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    @Ray212..ohh that's brilliant an great to hear that ..😊
  • Tina12
    Tina12 Community member Posts: 171 Pioneering
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    @chiarieds thankyou  .. I understand what you're saying you can be two minds about it as I don't know how the reports work is it a tick system or minus will it give you an indication of a yes or no ? Thankyou in advance 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,237 Disability Gamechanger
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    In the report there will be activities and descriptors. Next to each descriptor there will be a dot or a tick. For example, activity 1, preparing food. There's descriptors A to F, with A scoring zero points, B=2 points etc etc. Underneath each one there will be their justification for choosing each descriptor.

    Points are not added in the report because it's a recommendation only. Use the PIP self test here https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/pip-test-form to transfer the dots from the report into the test and at the end it will tell you what the score is.

    Only a decision maker can make the decision, though they mostly go with the report, it has been known for them to go against it.

    I agree with others, requesting the report causes so many people so much more anxiety.

    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.
  • Tina12
    Tina12 Community member Posts: 171 Pioneering
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    Morning, thankyou very much poppy I will call DWP on Monday and ask for a copy..thanks so much 😊🙏
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    How are you feeling about calling them tomorrow at the moment @Tina12? Please do not hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to help  :)
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  • Tina12
    Tina12 Community member Posts: 171 Pioneering
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    @L_Volunteer hi there, thankyou so much ...I feel ok about ringing them and hopefully it won't take too long on the phone.. as we all know how long it takes to get through to them... But I feel ok in doing that I will probably get a bit anxious after asking and then waiting for a document to arrive.. but I still want some kind of clarification gives me a bit more hope that way .. that's just my personal view 😊🙏

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