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Telephone assessment in the morning

hughie1
hughie1 Community member Posts: 38 Connected
My rescheduled reassessment / review is in the morning. 

First, please give me some last minute tips. I don't know what I will do if this goes wrong. Can't cope with that again. Got so much riding on this. It's my first review since 2016/17.

Second, I want to know if you know whether the assessor or the DWP will have contacted my GP for information. Say, about what medication I'm on, for example.

Third, this is a reschedule. And when I was rescheduling the guy told me it would be a new assessor this time. I asked about the questionnaire and extra information I sent. He said they'll probably read it 15m before. 

I sent a lot of papers. How can they read everything so quick? Do these papers not matter? Is everything riding on the interview and subsequent report?

Will the DWP decision maker read all the information I sent? 

Comments

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,287 Disability Gamechanger
    One make sure if using a mobile its fully charged, never answer any question with a yes or no, go into detail. Unlikely they will contact your GP they rarely do, did you not send a copy of your prescription in ? If you sent "a lot of papers" they won't be able to read them so quickly, but the DWP decision maker might spend more time on them.
    Once the assessment has been done and the report sent to the DWP expect to wait unto 8-12 weeks for a final decision.

    Good luck
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  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @hughie1

    Good luck with your assessment :) Please keep us updated! 
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  • hughie1
    hughie1 Community member Posts: 38 Connected
    Thank you. 

    Had assessment. Lasted about 1 hour. Don't know if that means anything. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,190 Disability Gamechanger
    The length of time the assessment took doesn't mean anything at all other than they had no further questions to ask. Once a decision is made you will be sent the decision letter, which 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.
  • hughie1
    hughie1 Community member Posts: 38 Connected
    Guys I have received the letter. I think it's good news. Can you please confirm. 

    https://ibb.co/dccvtkB

    Is this it. Positive outcome. Done with? I can relax now? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,190 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, that means you’ve been placed into the Support Group. Now you can relax, great news! 
    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.
  • hughie1
    hughie1 Community member Posts: 38 Connected
    Thank you. Any idea or way of knowing how long until the next assessment? I thought I'd receive a report or something. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,190 Disability Gamechanger
    Support Group is an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise. Decision letters never tell you any timescales. 

    They will not automatically send out the report and if you want a copy you need to ring ESA to ask. In the report it will give an award length in either short, medium or long term, it will not tell you any specific timeframes. This is because it's ongoing. 

    Best thing to do for now is to forget about it, if possible and move on. At least you can relax for now. 
    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.
  • hughie1
    hughie1 Community member Posts: 38 Connected
    But I don't have to worry about it for at least a year? 
  • hughie1
    hughie1 Community member Posts: 38 Connected
    What the shortest? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,190 Disability Gamechanger
    In normal times you can be reassessed anytime from 3 months. Though at the moment, it's not normal times because those that are in the Support Group haven't yet started their reviews, as far as I'm aware. With the exception of selected few that were reviewed last summer.
    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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