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lmxo
lmxo Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hey guys so I missed my pip video call as I’m bad with appointments with other things and I got a call and they said they would just do a phone call assessment.

The guy was nice and was very supportive and telling the stuff I could get it awarded pip and just gave me lots confidence that I was getting it and I am very worried that I got my hopes up and now everywhere is saying 9-12 weeks waiting 

i done scoring a few times and been trying work it out and keep getting higher rate.

Just a little blah right now 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,133 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm glad to hear the assessor was nice and supportive. Though he shouldn't have said anything to you about any award because it's not their place to do that.

    Now the assessment is complete, a report will be written and returned to DWP. Then a decision can take up to 12 weeks.


    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.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,618 Scope online community team
    Hi @lmxo, well done for getting through your phone assessment, glad to hear that they were supportive. 

    It's really hard not to worry about it and the not knowing is so horrible, but just try to take care of yourself and keep distracted. There's not much more you can do until you hear back. Do you have any friends or family that you can chat it through with?

    Hope it's a positive result for you :)
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  • lmxo
    lmxo Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Not really and I’m just struggling with it all and cried on the phone, it’s not nice having to admit everything that is wrong with yourself :( 

    but thank you Rosie 
    Hi @lmxo, well done for getting through your phone assessment, glad to hear that they were supportive. 

    It's really hard not to worry about it and the not knowing is so horrible, but just try to take care of yourself and keep distracted. There's not much more you can do until you hear back. Do you have any friends or family that you can chat it through with?

    Hope it's a positive result for you :)

  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,618 Scope online community team
    edited October 2023
    Sorry to hear that, @lmxo. It's not a nice experience and can make you feel so rubbish afterwards.

    We are always here if you need any support or distractions. Lots of us have been through it too and understand completely where you're coming from :)

    Welcome to the community, by the way! Coffee Lounge is a fun place to get involved if you're looking for some casual chat and games to take your mind off things. I hope you'll find us a useful and friendly bunch!
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  • lmxo
    lmxo Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hey just to update I got a text this morning saying I’ve been awarded pip. Thank you all 
  • Leigh14
    Leigh14 Community member Posts: 541 Pioneering
    Well done @lmxo. Great that you got awarded. 
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,018 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great news @lmxo! :) 
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