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PIP - who decides?

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darrenh
darrenh Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello, I was just curious today after my telephone consultation for PIP, who actually says yes or no at DWP? I just wondered if it was someone medical? Thank you in advance.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    It's a decision maker and no they do not need to have any medical knowledge in any conditions. PIP isn't about a diagnosis, so any medical knowledge isn't needed.
    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: 3,702 Championing
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    Hi @darrenh, welcome to the community!

    The assessment is supposed to be carried out by someone with a medical background however the decision is not made by someone with a medical background. They base their decision not on conditions but how affected your day to day life is, based on your self-report, evidence you submit and the assessment report.

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  • darrenh
    darrenh Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi Jimm_Scope, thank you for your courteous reply. Just to confirm I had a text last Tuesday (19/09), a week after I had my phone assessment to acknowledge receipt of my written report, I had a text on the Thursday (21/09) saying I had been awarded PIP. 
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