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Applied for pip in july

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mrsC78
mrsC78 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
Applied for pip beginning of july due to my anxiety and depression worsening since the death of my husband earlier in year. Recieved forms and filled them out sent in prescription lists with them. Then 2 weeks ago got a phonecall off a lady saying she wanted to go over a few things on my form, i did tell her i couldnt even remember filling out form as i was still very traumatised over losing my husband (he was just 47, i am 45) we were on the phone about 20 minutes most of it i spent crying. She then said she had all information needed and i would bot need face to face. The following day i got a text saying they had received my report. 2 weeks and 2 days later which is today i got a letter saying "we now have the information needed to decide if we can award you pip. There is no need to contact us we will write to you when we have made desicion on your pip claim" is this normal? I am expecting to be turned down but wonder if anyone has had award in similar circumstances?

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,177 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @mrsC78 - I'm so sorry about you losing your husband at such a young age earlier this year.
    As far as your PIP goes the texts you have received are just standard, & nothing to worry about at all. :)
    It can take anything from 2-12 weeks to get a decision letter.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @mrsC78

    My condolences on the loss of your husband. I just wanted to reach out and check in, have you got support around you? 
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  • DianeW64
    DianeW64 Community member Posts: 37 Connected
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    So very sorry for your loss.
    Timeline of husbands PIP claim….
    PIP form requested - 09/05/23
    Form returned - 06/06/23
    Telephone assessment appointment and confirmation report sent to decision maker - 31/07/23 - lasted 1 hour 20 min
    Text message 08.56am confirming awarded PIP - 09/08/23
    Requested copy of assessor report - 11/08/23
    Award letter received - 14/08/23 = 6pts daily living and 8pts mobility 
    Assessor report received - 15/08/23
    Sent in Mandatory Reconsideration letter - 18/08/23
    Text message received confirming MR request, decision within 8 weeks - 01/09/23
    Letter confirming received MR request and I have a month to send in any supporting information - 06/09/23
    MR decision - no change - 14/10/2023
    Tribunal appeal done online - 22/10/23
    DWP decision maker called and enhanced awarded daily living and mobility - 23/11/2023
    Tribunal cancelled by DWP…
    Backpay in bank…..28/11/23
    PIP paperwork confirmed award ongoing…..02/12/23

    Lives in Lancashire.



  • mrsC78
    mrsC78 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    So I woke up this norning with a nitice off my bank..pip has been paid before i even had award notice. Guessing its a back payment as its a bigger sum than expected
  • mrsC78
    mrsC78 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    @Hannah_Scope thankyou so much my sister is my lifeline. My kuds keep me going too
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    @mrsC78 I'm glad to hear you have support around you. I hope the community can be a place of support for you too <3 How are you doing today? 
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  • mrsC78
    mrsC78 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    @Hannah_Scope my kids went back to school today and its first day on my own since my husband died. I am a little anxious being aline but need to get used to it xx
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    It won't be long until they are back! With stories of their first day :) I feel like, when we were at school the day seemed so long. Now it's not long enough! :D

    We are here :) Have you got any hobbies or interests? I could try and link you some threads? Or if you wanted to have a nose around, we have lot's of different discussions in the Coffee Lounge.
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  • mrsC78
    mrsC78 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    @Hannah_Scope i have just been looking. So nice to have somewhere to come and chat with so many differebt people goung tbrough there own challenges xx
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Glad you are getting around ok :) 

    It is, it's nice to have different conversations too and learn new things through other peoples interests. 
    Hannah - She / Her

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