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My pip journey - new claim

Dandy1923
Dandy1923 Community member Posts: 50 Connected
Timeline for my P.I.P application so far
(First time claim)

26/05/23
Phone to apply for pip.

Form received three weeks later, filled with help of local C.A.B advisor and returned with supporting evidence.

05/07/23
We have received your form text received.

06/08/23
Appointment letter received from capita for video appointment on 08/08/23, had it changed to telephone assessment as had a hospital appointment for that day felt it would be too stressful.

10/08/23
Letter received confirming new telephone assessment date for 22/08/23.

23/08/23
Telephone assessment prompt @ 11.45am, lovely lady although a little abrupt at times, call lasted 1 hour 35 minutes.

30/08/23
Contacted capita to see if report had been sent to DWP, capita confirmed report now with DWP.

01/09/23
Finally got through to DWP (1 hour and a half wait!) To request my report.

05/09/23
Text recieved been awarded pip

05/09/23
Phoned DWP and was told awarded standard for both, have put an MR in as feel I should have got enhanced for mobility due to my poor mobility I cannot walk more than ten metres without being in pain and breathless.

Comments

  • Dandy1923
    Dandy1923 Community member Posts: 50 Connected
    I have received a copy of my assessment report, on the whole the assessor has reported exactly as discussed however for the moving around I clearly told her I cannot walk aided or unaided more than fifteen meters it then gets impossible between the pain and my breathing hence why I rely so heavily on the car but she has tucked that i Can stand and then move using an aid or appliance more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres. 
    So I'm in the middle of writing my MR letter.
  • jeanlafont
    jeanlafont Posts: 17 Connected
    edited September 2023
    getting around is not a problem but getting in and out length of time state also does it affect your
    ability to steer or due you forget were your going to and have no plan or can not plan to get there
    mental thinking you should think about!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,462 Disability Gamechanger
    getting around is not a problem but getting in and out length of time state also does it affect your
    ability to steer or due you forget were your going to and have no plan or can not plan to get there
    mental thinking you should think about!

    This comes under following and planning a journey and not "moving around" part of mobility. Dandy1923 said they are claiming because they have a physical condition and is unable to walk, which would be part of moving around. Physical conditions are not part of following and planning a journey.
    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    edited September 2023
    Thanks for the timeline @Dandy1923, I think it's a good way to represent the stressful journey that has to be undertaken just to apply and be assessed. 

    Good luck with your Mandatory Reconsideration, Scope have an advice page about appealing a DWP decision Appealing a DWP decision | Disability charity Scope UK
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  • Dandy1923
    Dandy1923 Community member Posts: 50 Connected
    I have completed my MR letter after receiving my report and decision letter, will print off and post tomorrow, will keep you all updated as to how I get on
  • Dandy1923
    Dandy1923 Community member Posts: 50 Connected
    edited September 2023
    Updated 09/09/23
    Timeline for my P.I.P application so far
    (First time claim)

    26/05/23
    Phone to apply for pip.

    Form received three weeks later, filled with help of local C.A.B advisor and returned with supporting evidence.

    05/07/23
    We have received your form text received.

    06/08/23
    Appointment letter received from capita for video appointment on 08/08/23, had it changed to telephone assessment as had a hospital appointment for that day felt it would be too stressful.

    10/08/23
    Letter received confirming new telephone assessment date for 22/08/23.

    22/08/23
    Telephone assessment prompt @ 11.45am, lovely lady although a little abrupt at times, call lasted 1 hour 35 minutes.

    30/08/23
    Contacted capita to see if report had been sent to DWP, capita confirmed report now with DWP.

    01/09/23
    Finally got through to DWP (1 hour and a half wait!) To request my report.

    05/09/23
    Text recieved been awarded pip

    05/09/23
    Phoned DWP and was told awarded standard for both.

    07/09/23
    Pip back payment in bank.

    08/09/23
    Award letter received.

    09/09/23
    Mandatory Reconsideration letter posted.

  • Dandy1923
    Dandy1923 Community member Posts: 50 Connected
    Recieved the "You've asked us to look at our recent PIP decision again. We will write to you once we've done this. As a guide you should hear from us within 8 weeks. You don't need to contact us unless any of the details you gave have changed. Thank you." Text today so just the waiting game for the decision 
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    Fingers crossed it isn't too long a wait @Dandy1923
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