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We’ve Recieved your Assessment

smoltz
smoltz Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi all,

I’ve been waiting 12 weeks since my PIP starting date and got a text the other day saying ‘ We've received the written report of your PIP assessment. We will write to you once we've made a decision on your PIP. 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 us have changed. Thank you.’

i didn’t have a face to face assessment nobody ever contacted me so I requested my PA3, and worked out the answers to come to a score of 19, does anyone know what category of PIP I will get? Because it’s a mental health condition I’m not sure if I qualify for the mobility section or would I get the lower rate? It’s so confusing 

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,985 Scope online community team
    Heya @smoltz and welcome to the community! 

    It's so confusing isn't it?  Though it sounds like they've decided to do a 'paper assessment' which they sometime do due to mental health issues. You'll have been assessed on both elements of the award and I'd be unable to say which points are in which category I'm afraid. 

      Maybe another of our regulars will be able to give you a better answer? 
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,902 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2023
    Hi @smoltz - & welcome to the community from me also. As Albus says, this does look like your assessment has been a 'paper assessment' based on your claim form & any evidence you also sent in.
    For PIP you need 8 or more points for a 'standard' award, & 12 or more for the 'enhanced.' These are counted separately for the daily living & mobility components. You can use this link to check the points that are recommended for each component: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf
    Just to add, it can take anywhere from 2-12 weeks to get your actual decision letter.

  • smoltz
    smoltz Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    chiarieds said:
    Hi @smoltz - & welcome to the community from me also. As Albus says, this does look like your assessment has been a 'paper assessment' based on your claim form & any evidence you also sent in.
    For PIP you need 8 or more points for a 'standard' award, & 12 or more for the 'enhanced.' These are counted separately for the daily living & mobility components. You can use this link to check the points that are recommended for each component: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf
    Just to add, it can take anywhere from 2-12 weeks to get your actual decision letter.

    Thank you both! 

    I’ve used that and I think I only have 4 for the mobility but 15 points for the daily living, so I would imagine the higher daily living but no mobility rate? 

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,446 Disability Gamechanger
    I always find it easier to use the PIP self test. Transfer the dots/ticks from the report into the test. Click submit once it’s done and it will add them for you. https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/pip-test-form

    You will need to wait for the decision to be made. Mostly they go with the report but it has been known for them to go against it, though it’s rare.
    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.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,902 Disability Gamechanger
    If you have 15 points for the daily living component then an enhanced/higher rate is recommended, whereas you 'might' not be awarded the mobility component. A decision maker does usually go along with an assessor's recommendations, but not always, as poppy says.
    Please do let us all know how you get on once you get your decision letter. As with everything, it all depends, but, if not awarded the mobility component, it's perhaps not correct considering the planning & following a journey/going out section, & you could then appeal (initially with what's called a Mandatory Reconsideration, where another decision maker will look at everything again).

  • smoltz
    smoltz Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    chiarieds said:
    If you have 15 points for the daily living component then an enhanced/higher rate is recommended, whereas you 'might' not be awarded the mobility component. A decision maker does usually go along with an assessor's recommendations, but not always, as poppy says.
    Please do let us all know how you get on once you get your decision letter. As with everything, it all depends, but, if not awarded the mobility component, it's perhaps not correct considering the planning & following a journey/going out section, & you could then appeal (initially with what's called a Mandatory Reconsideration, where another decision maker will look at everything again).

    Thank you this is really helpful! I’ll definitely come back once I’ve received my award letter :):smile:

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