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PIP texts

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JW2604
JW2604 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
Hi I received this text on 
17 August 23

Hello from Independent Assessment Services. We conduct Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments for the Department for Work and Pensions DWP. This is for information purposes only, to let you know that we are managing your PIP assessment. We will look at the available evidence and will contact you with an appointment if we need to have a consultation with you. You can find information about the service we provide at https://www.mypipassessment.co.uk. You do not need to contact us.

Then another today 
15 September 23

A Health Professional is looking at your PIP claim. They will contact you with an appointment if they need to. You only need to contact us if your circumstances change.

This is a new claim so unsure what to expect any advice welcome thanks

Comments

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,109 Disability Gamechanger
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    The next step in most cases will be for them to contact you about an assessment, this might now be face to face or by telephone, but you could be waiting some time for that.
    Good luck.

    2024 Election won

  • ElMH
    ElMH Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    JW2604 said:
    Hi I received this text on 
    17 August 23

    Hello from Independent Assessment Services. We conduct Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments for the Department for Work and Pensions DWP. This is for information purposes only, to let you know that we are managing your PIP assessment. We will look at the available evidence and will contact you with an appointment if we need to have a consultation with you. You can find information about the service we provide at https://www.mypipassessment.co.uk. You do not need to contact us.

    Then another today 
    15 September 23

    A Health Professional is looking at your PIP claim. They will contact you with an appointment if they need to. You only need to contact us if your circumstances change.

    This is a new claim so unsure what to expect any advice welcome thanks
    I got these exact messages on the exact same dates as you. 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hopefully your claim doesn't take too long to go over and you are sorted soon! :) 
    Hannah - She / Her

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  • JW2604
    JW2604 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Sound like generic responses. Not very informative 😕 
  • nasturtium
    nasturtium Community member Posts: 376 Pioneering
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    Hello JW2604
    JW2604 said:
    Sound like generic responses. Not very informative 😕 
    They sound generic responses because your texts are generic texts that are sent out to every new claimant once there form has been recieved and put on the system. The text mean what they say, if you need an assessment then they will contact you with a time and date. There are backlogs and the waiting times vary from region to region.
    Hope that helps
    Nasturtium
    How to challenge a PIP award that has been reduced at Review https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/comment/696285#Comment_696285
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