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PIP: Requesting my assessment report

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MrsJ1995
MrsJ1995 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi all,

I had my PIP phone assessment on Friday, it was done by Independent Assessment Services. There seems to be mixed advice online about when you can request your assessment report. The Independent Assessment Services website says you can only request it from the DWP once you've received your decision letter. But, other websites and forums say this is not true. Some say you can request the report 48hrs after your assessment, a week after or once you receive a text saying the DWP has your report.

Just wondering, what others' experience of this has been? Thought I'd ask, rather than waiting for ages on hold, potentially for no reason if I can't request the report yet.

Thanks :)

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,161 Disability Gamechanger
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    Once it’s returned to DWP you can ring PIP to request it. However, requesting it very often causes a lot more needless anxiety and worry, even if it’s in your favour.

    You need to be aware also that it’s not the decision letter, it’s a recommendation only. Though they mostly go with it, it has been known for them to go against it.

    A decision can take up to 12 weeks after the report is returned. 
    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.
  • MrsJ1995
    MrsJ1995 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Once it’s returned to DWP you can ring PIP to request it. However, requesting it very often causes a lot more needless anxiety and worry, even if it’s in your favour.

    You need to be aware also that it’s not the decision letter, it’s a recommendation only. Though they mostly go with it, it has been known for them to go against it.

    A decision can take up to 12 weeks after the report is returned. 
    Thank you :) yeah, I will be weighing up whether it's worth knowing the information in advance of the final decision or not.

    I'm not sure why the Independent Assessment Services website says you can't request it until you have the decision letter, when a lot of other people/websites say you can.
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