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2024 new pip claim timeline while working

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aa88
aa88 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
edited March 15 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, 1st post here. I have just had my pip telephone assessment yesterday 14/2/2024. I found it hard finding info for 2024 claims especially for people who work part time aswell as claiming so thought I would comment here with updates to help other people. I am also in the north east as I know different areas have different wait times.
I applied on 4th Dec 2023. Had my assessment yesterday. Woman was ok. She went through the form but not in order of questions on the claim form so be prepared to be confused. Every time I was trying to expand on  my fibro she kept saying I only need a yes or no answer. Which made it hard and frustrating. My advice would be to carry on speaking over them. I will update when I receive a decision. Good or bad ( I am really bad at replying to comments. So if I don't reply I am not being ignorant, but will reply when I can) :)
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,237 Scope online community team
    edited February 15
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    Hi there @aa88 and welcome to the community. :)

    Thanks for sharing your story, there's some good tips there! I agree with WKD though, having just yes or no answers doesn't allow you to speak your truth. 
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  • wkd
    wkd Community member Posts: 90 Courageous
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    aa88 said:
    Hi, 1st post here. I have just had my pip telephone assessment yesterday 14/2/2024. I found it hard finding info for 2024 claims especially for people who work part time aswell as claiming so thought I would comment here with updates to help other people. I am also in the north east as I know different areas have different wait times.
    I applied on 4th Dec 2023. Had my assessment yesterday. Woman was ok. She went through the form but not in order of questions on the claim form so be prepared to be confused. Every time I was trying to expand on  my fibro she kept saying I only need a yes or no answer. Which made it hard and frustrating. My advice would be to carry on speaking over them. I will update when I receive a decision. Good or bad ( I am really bad at replying to comments. So if I don't reply I am not being ignorant, but will reply when I can) :)
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    That doesn't sound right, yes or no questions, you're not at court! and they aren't the prosecution. If you wish to expand on your conditions and how it affects you then you should be allowed to do so.  Good luck with 
  • aa88
    aa88 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Thankyou. I know it was so frustrating trying to explain things.  I'm going to ring them on Monday to request a copy of report Encase I have to go to MR Then at least im one step ahead. I'm intrigued to see if the fact I work 10 hours over 6 days will hinder the assessment outcome. On paper pip claims to be for anyone with a disability regardless of work but from what I have read basically if you work your fit. I suffer anxiety and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is  unpredicable I struggle on a morning get taxis to work and work alone when at work pain eases slightly it's when I'm finished and rest that I struggle I'm expecting a fight. But will update once I have results.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,237 Scope online community team
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    PIP is there to help with additional costs such as taxis, don't worry there! A lot of people work and claim PIP.  Could you keep us updated please?  We're all here for support if you need us. :) 

    If you wanted to stick around and take your mind off things, I recommend our Coffee Lounge for some chat, or our Games Lounge for some simples games. :)
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  • wkd
    wkd Community member Posts: 90 Courageous
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    aa88 said:
    Thankyou. I know it was so frustrating trying to explain things.  I'm going to ring them on Monday to request a copy of report Encase I have to go to MR Then at least im one step ahead. I'm intrigued to see if the fact I work 10 hours over 6 days will hinder the assessment outcome. On paper pip claims to be for anyone with a disability regardless of work but from what I have read basically if you work your fit. I suffer anxiety and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is  unpredicable I struggle on a morning get taxis to work and work alone when at work pain eases slightly it's when I'm finished and rest that I struggle I'm expecting a fight. But will update once I have results.
    I hear you. I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and I am being referred to a pain clinic later this month but it is all new to me, I often wish I had a part-time job that I could work around my conditions which would probably also help with my MH, well being and the sheer isolation I feel, but I am afraid that if I worked part-time I would lose my benefits. Until the government realises that they need to bring added support for people suffering from disabilities without fear of losing benefits then nothing will change and nothing will be gained from either side. Good luck with your results, I will be rooting for you.
  • wkd
    wkd Community member Posts: 90 Courageous
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    PIP is there to help with additional costs such as taxis, don't worry there! A lot of people work and claim PIP.  Could you keep us updated please?  We're all here for support if you need us. :) 

    If you wanted to stick around and take your mind off things, I recommend our Coffee Lounge for some chat, or our Games Lounge for some simples games. :)
    Isn't there also Access to work for taxis? I might be wrong, but when I was working and suddenly got Menieres Disease I was allowed to claim for taxis to and from work. It was a few years ago, so I don't know if they still do it.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,237 Scope online community team
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    Excellent call @wkd, yes I believe the Access to work grant is still active.  There's more info here if needed.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,288 Disability Gamechanger
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    Answering questions with just a yes or no is never advised. Having said that, the time to give all your information to them is when filling out the forms. The more relevant information you give the more chance you have of a paper based assessment. Or if an assessment is needed they will have very little questions to ask. 
    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.
  • aa88
    aa88 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Thanks guys will look into that. 

    I filled the online form out with a benefit advisor everything was covered .Reasons why I can't do things, examples of how iv hurt myself doing the tasks,statements from my rheumatologist, clinical psychologist, aswell as letters from people who help me She still asked the questions on the form . I just feel me working will be held against me but we will see. Thanks for the advice  really appreciate it 😃 will update thread once I have  a decision. 
  • OlliePopsxx
    OlliePopsxx Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    @aa88 I wonder if we had the same assessor? My questions were not in any specific order which confused me too and she was quite abrupt. Due to my medication, I had to pause before answering and she asked other things during the pause 🙄 good luck 🤞🏻 
  • aa88
    aa88 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Update 23rd Feb 8 days after assessment. I rang to request my assessment report on Monday 19th Feb  it arrived on the 22/2/24 Thursday. Although assessor was ABIT awkward through the assesment she recommended enhanced on both for 18 months.  14 for daily living and 10 for mobility. Now just waiting for an award and to see if DM agrees. 
  • aa88
    aa88 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    aa88 said:
    Update 23rd Feb 8 days after assessment. I rang to request my assessment report on Monday 19th Feb  it arrived on the 22/2/24 Thursday. Although assessor was ABIT awkward through the assesment she recommended enhanced on both for 18 months.  14 for daily living and 11 for mobility. Now just waiting for an award and to see if DM agrees


  • aa88
    aa88 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    aa88 said:
    aa88 said:
    Update 23rd Feb 8 days after assessment. I rang to request my assessment report on Monday 19th Feb  it arrived on the 22/2/24 Thursday. Although assessor was ABIT awkward through the assesment she recommended enhanced on both for 18 months.  14 for daily living and 12 for mobility. Now just waiting for an award and to see if DM agrees



  • aa88
    aa88 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Sorry have no idea why the comment has repeated with different numbers. 😡 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,288 Disability Gamechanger
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    You need at least 12 points for Enhanced so if you've only scored 10 points that will indicate a recommendation of standard mobility. It's not possible to score 11 points for mobility. 

    Mostly they go with the recommendations but it has been known for them to go against it. 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.
  • aa88
    aa88 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    After comparing my report to the guidelines I get 12 mobility ( can't travel and unfamiliar journey alone 10) and unable to move more than 50m but less than 200m) and enhanced daily living. It's a minefield really.
    Yeah I'm not building my hopes up on the DM agreeing . Just wanted to update everyone on the time scale really and to help people who work and need to claim pip  understand the process. 😃
  • aa88
    aa88 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Final update. Applied 4 Dec 23 Assessment 14th Feb. Phone call  15th march to say I have been awarded enhanced for both daily living and mobility. From start to finish 14 weeks. Thankyou to this page for all the information. 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Woohoo! That's great news @aa88 :) 
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  • aa88
    aa88 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Woohoo! That's great news @aa88 :) 

    Thankyou. Hopefully the timeline and result of me being approved whilst  working part time. Can help someone else or encourage them to apply, aswell as a recent timeline for new claims. Thanks again 

  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 7,309 Disability Gamechanger
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    @aa88
    Oh I’m so pleased for you that’s great news.
    Now you can relax and enjoy your weekend. 😊

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