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Hi, my name is FlamingoFeet! could i get some advice regarding pip PLEASE

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FlamingoFeet
FlamingoFeet Community member Posts: 5 Listener
I am just a bit concerned about my pip claim as money is very tight at the moment and my health isn't great.

so i had this text come through 2days ago...

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 then read online now would be a good time to ask for a copy of my assessment results.. the kind lady on the end of the phone put me on hold for 5 minutes. then came back and said my assessment results will be in the post within the next 7 to 10 working days.

i then asked her how long it would be until i know my decision and she just said it could be anytime?

is this a good thing or a bad thing? just baffled me as she could send me the assessment results in 7 to 10 working days but couldnt tell me if i would be awarded pip or not and how long it will take until i know the decision?

much appreciated


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,283 Disability Gamechanger
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    It’s perfectly normal. The reason why she couldn’t tell you whether you would be awarded is because no decision has been made yet.

    The report is a recommendation only. Any possible points that are recommended are not added because the only person that can score you points is a decision maker.

    They do mostly go with the report but it has been known for them to go against it. 

    A decision can take up to about 12 weeks after the report was 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.
  • FlamingoFeet
    FlamingoFeet Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    okay thank you for your response. so i could be waiting 11 more weeks then? i had read somewhere on a reddit post (but i cannot figure out how to use reddit for the life of me) that its quicker in some areas for decision making? fingers crossed it is soon as i could really do with the extra help.

    thanks for your quick response
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,283 Disability Gamechanger
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    Timescales are only ever a guide. It could be less or more. Once a decision is made you will be contacted. 
    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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