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Quick assessment after submitting claim

Shazza1 Community member Posts: 49 Connected
I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing that my pip assessment has been arranged so quickly after submitting my claim which was on 12th February. My assessment is on 18th March. I think this is really quick timeframe. Should I be worried? Has anyone else had their assessment so quick and had a positive outcome? Thanks for any help please


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
    The length of time it takes for the assessment appointment is no indication of what the decision will be. Some people have them quicker than others, it really depends on backlogs and each individual case.

    When you have your appointment please make sure you do not answer any questions with just a yes or no and try to give as much detail as possible. 

    You can also have someone with you during the assessment. It can last anywhere from 15 to 120 minutes sometimes longer.

    Once the report is returned to DWP a decision can take up to 12 weeks. 
    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.
  • Shazza1
    Shazza1 Community member Posts: 49 Connected
    Thank you Poppy. Unfortunately I don’t have anyone who can get time off work to be with me as I haven’t been given enough notice. Do you think it’s worth writing in on my evidence at this stage with it being in a weeks time about the fact that I have worsening symptoms. I have an upcoming neurology appointment on the Friday just before the assessment on the following Monday morning where I will be addressing these concerns however it doesn’t allow any time to get a written report or update from the neurologist unfortunately
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    @Shazza1 Would the neurologist be able to photocopy notes taken in your appointment to help? Good luck with your appointments <3 
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  • Shazza1
    Shazza1 Community member Posts: 49 Connected
    I’m not sure but I can ask. Thank you❤️


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