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Confused about my pip assessment report

Boston
Boston Community member Posts: 14 Connected
edited October 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello thank you for letting me join, I have just received my pip assessment report on my request, not sure if done right thing, even more confused๐Ÿ™ˆ, does a tick in the box mean I have scored points ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,460 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2023
    The ticks/dots in the report refer to the PIP descriptors/activities. Box A means zero points and points increase for B,C, D etc etc. I always find it useful to use the PIP self test here https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/pip-test-formย 

    Transfer the dots from the report and put them into the self test. At the end submit it and it will tell you what (if anything) you scored. You need at least 8 points for standard or at least 12 points for Enhanced. The daily living and mobility parts are added up seperately.

    Mostly they go with the report but it has been known for them to go against it but it's rare for this to happen. You will of course need to wait for a decision.

    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.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Hey @Boston, welcome to our community :) Is your account named after the city by any chance? :p (either the English or American one) Have to say, I've never been to Boston, England but Boston, USA is quite nice.

    As Poppy says those ticks and dots will relate to how many points you've scored. You should be able to add up what you scored. Decision makers usually, but not always, follow what the report says. Hope it's a good outcome!
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  • Boston
    Boston Community member Posts: 14 Connected
    Sorry to seem a bit slow, what do you mean by dots ๐Ÿ‘
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    It's just if they fill in with a dot instead of a tick. Some assessors fill it in different depending on the format of the report!
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  • Boston
    Boston Community member Posts: 14 Connected
    Thank you very much for quick response and help ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,460 Disability Gamechanger
    All mine and my daughters reports have always been dots but yes it can also be a tick. You need to look for the PIP activities/descriptors in the report. Use the test i linked to above.
    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.
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  • Boston
    Boston Community member Posts: 14 Connected
    Sorry to keep asking similar questions, if there is a tick in a box for example next to D, then you go underneath and assessor has made comment and the box in that section is not ticked what does it mean ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ย 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,460 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2023
    If it's not ticked it means you didn't report and significant functional problems with that activity in the questionaire or at the assessment and there was no evidence to suggest otherwise. It will tell you at the top of the justification box the reason why it won't be ticked.

    The comment in the box underneath will be their justification for choosing that descriptor.

    Did you add up any recommended points?
    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.
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  • Boston
    Boston Community member Posts: 14 Connected
    Hi , on moving around assessor ticked box e, then underneath say Climent did not report significant functional problems in questioner, in this paragraph there is no tick I box, I thought as long as box is ticked above you were awarded the points ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,460 Disability Gamechanger
    The assessor doesn't award points, this is why points are not added in the report. They make recommendations only. Only a decision maker can award points. If box E is ticked for moving around (mobility) then this suggests that Enhanced mobility is recommended.

    Boston said:
    I thought as long as box is ticked above you were awarded the points ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    No, that's not correct. It's actually the opposite. In the justification box, if it's ticked then this means there's no points recommended and box A at the top should have either a dot or tick in it.

    If there's points recommended then there will be no tick in the box and the assessor needs to write their justification for why they chose that descriptor.
    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.
  • Boston
    Boston Community member Posts: 14 Connected
    Thank you so much for your help, I think I am working myself up, my husband always says what will be will be ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ, thank for clarifying some points ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,460 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome.
    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.
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 11,620 Disability Gamechanger
    Warm welcome from meย 
  • Boston
    Boston Community member Posts: 14 Connected
    Itโ€™s so hard to work out if you have done well, I canโ€™t wait for outcome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ย 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Good luck @Boston. Let us know how you get on!

    Incase you've more questions about PIP I am just going to move this over to our PIP category okay?
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  • Boston
    Boston Community member Posts: 14 Connected
    Morning Poppy, I hope you can shed some light on pip update, I have had a text at 8.15 this morning from DWP, it says we havenโ€™t made a decision yet on your pip claim, just wondered is this normal, someone I knew had there first Tex after assessment say pip awarded albeit at the lowest rate ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,460 Disability Gamechanger
    Itโ€™s a standard text and doesnโ€™t mean anything other than what it saysโ€ฆ no decision has been made yet.ย 
    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.
  • Boston
    Boston Community member Posts: 14 Connected
    Thank you once again for your help, I did add up points and they were 14 points for daily living section and 12 points for mobility section, thatโ€™s if I have done it correctly ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ, ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  • Boston
    Boston Community member Posts: 14 Connected
    Hello, I wonder if anyone can help me, just had a message from DWP that they rang earlier today and I never heard it, they are ringing back this after noon, I am so nervous and shaking wondering why they are calling me ref my claim ๐Ÿ‘
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,460 Disability Gamechanger
    Unfortunately it will be impossible for anyone to tell you why they are ringing. Itโ€™s good they messaged you before ringing though because they donโ€™t always do that.ย 
    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.

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