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Assessors report

scanman58 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
4 months after initially applying for PIP I finally had my telephone assessment few days ago.
From what I understand the process now is that the assessor will write a report and send it to DWP were a outcome will be reached. I have heard that this process can take up to 12 weeks, is that really true?
As for the assessor's report is it possible for me to get a copy of that report and if so how do I go about getting it.
I should have asked the assessor at the end of interview but I was unaware at the time that it was even possible for me to get a copy.
I would like to see the report as it could possibly give me a insight into the probable outcome and weather I should prepare myself for MR then tribunal.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes up to 12 weeks for a decision once the report is returned.

    You will need to contact PIP for a copy of the report but they won’t send it out until it’s returned. 

    Please also note that the report is not the decision, it’s a recommendation only. Requesting it very often causes a lot more needless anxiety, even if the report is in your favour and for this reason, very often it’s better to wait for a decision. 

    If you still want to request it the number is here 

    Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

    Telephone: 0800 121 4433
    Textphone: 0800 121 4493
    Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 121 4433
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    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.
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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @scanman58

    Welcome to the community! :) I hope you are feeling less stressed now the phone assessment part is done. I know the wait can still be nerve wracking but please know we are here to support! We have a Coffee Lounge where we chat and get to know each other. As well as a new Games Lounge. Would love to see you join in! <3 
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  • scanman58
    scanman58 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Just received this. Don't know how much or for how long but anything will help. Was prepared for a long wait but only 5 weeks from telephone assessment to award so a nice surprise. Can't say it's been a pleasant experience and has been very stressful and put of claiming for years because I heard how complicated a process it is but to anyone who like me thought it's to long winded and complicated just do it and if you need help there's plenty out there and just like me it may all turn out good in the end.😁
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
    Congratulations on your award @scanman58 that's brilliant news! That was super quick. :) 
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