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Achyshakeypains
Achyshakeypains Community member Posts: 28 Connected
Hi I just completed the forum online same as the one they post out to you, 

I just wondered what the time frame is normally and also they said they "might" need to see me face to face to asses me, Is this a guarantee does everyone who fill the forms out have to go to another assessment or does it vary, What are the chances of this, also Would I be able to share my application and answers on here just to see if I did it right and what you guys thing my chances are, 

Thank you!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    Most people have assessments which are mostly by telephone. Some are face to face. Paper based assessments are possible but rare. 

    Timescales, potentially up to about 4 or 5 months. Applications done online are often quicker than the paper form. 
    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Achyshakeypains, welcome to the community :) Most assessments are now by phone but there are some face to face assessments too. If you get a specific one, say face to face, but would rather telephone you can ring them up and change it. Though I believe that counts as your single chance to re-schedule the assessment so do be sure you can make the rescheduled appointment!

    You can share some of the details of your application here if you wish, just be mindful not to include personal information.
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  • Achyshakeypains
    Achyshakeypains Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Hi @Achyshakeypains, welcome to the community :) Most assessments are now by phone but there are some face to face assessments too. If you get a specific one, say face to face, but would rather telephone you can ring them up and change it. Though I believe that counts as your single chance to re-schedule the assessment so do be sure you can make the rescheduled appointment!

    You can share some of the details of your application here if you wish, just be mindful not to include personal information.
    Thank you I assumed if they asked u for a F2F appointment over a telephone its for a reason. So did not think you would be able to change it to telephone, and yes here are what I submitted I dont think I will be awarded it but I am on lcwra already and have been for a year but had no idea I could claim pip aswell thought it would clash ect so Ive gone ahead and just filled the form out on the off chance I meet the criteria. Like my condetions are worse cause of my size but being morbidly obese isnt a disability I understand so I dont think ill get anywhere which is fine if thats the case :D   
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,656 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn't about illnesses or conditions that you have but the care and/or mobility issues v the descriptors, points for descriptors in link below:

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf
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  • Achyshakeypains
    Achyshakeypains Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    This is what I put, I know my weight isn't an illness but it does have impact on my other issues and I dont think i meet any criteria but got told its worth a try by someone I know who works for DWP


  • Achyshakeypains
    Achyshakeypains Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    woodbine said:
    PIP isn't about illnesses or conditions that you have but the care and/or mobility issues v the descriptors, points for descriptors in link below:

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/Migrated_Documents/adviceguide/pip-9-table-of-activities-descriptors-and-points.pdf
    So why does it asks you to list your condetions cause some of them dont have much of an impact and for example my weight and size has huge impact but it isnt a "condition or ilness" so I found it hard to answer the Qs when it was asking about  how illness and conditions had inpact on my life when my weight is the major issue to my day to day issues i face if that makes sense 
  • Achyshakeypains
    Achyshakeypains Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Hi @Achyshakeypains, welcome to the community :) Most assessments are now by phone but there are some face to face assessments too. If you get a specific one, say face to face, but would rather telephone you can ring them up and change it. Though I believe that counts as your single chance to re-schedule the assessment so do be sure you can make the rescheduled appointment!

    You can share some of the details of your application here if you wish, just be mindful not to include personal information.

    This is what I put of the form just said how it was didn't wanna go in to loads of detail as like I said I dont think I would meet the criteria so to speake but was told by someone who works for DWP who I know that I might aswell try, But same time I feel kinda bad if I was to get it cause of my weight cause its my own fault I got in this state I do have weight loss surgery coming up which would help alot which all my issues.
  • Achyshakeypains
    Achyshakeypains Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Anyone have any idea if I would get anywhere based on them answers?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    You may struggle in some areas due to lack of information. It's very unlikely you will score points for taking nutrition (eating and drinking) because not eating fruit and veg is not considered in this activity.
    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.
  • Achyshakeypains
    Achyshakeypains Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    You may struggle in some areas due to lack of information. It's very unlikely you will score points for taking nutrition (eating and drinking) because not eating fruit and veg is not considered in this activity.
    Thank you I assumed this anyways, What about the Mobility part of the claim any chance there or should I just ask them to cancel the claim is theres no point I dont want to make people wait longer for a claim thats not going to get anywhere by someone having to look at mine ect 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can't cancel a claim once you start it. I also didn't say you weren't entitled, what I said was you "may" struggle in some areas due to lack of information. 

    I can't tell you whether you're entitled to it because I don't know exactly how your conditions affect you. I have fibro myself as well as other conditions and I claim PIP. However, as it's not awarded based on any diagnosis, you can't compare yourself to someone else. 

    You have nothing to lose by applying and the worst that can happen is you're refused but that may not happen. If it does happen and you think you can score enough of points needed for an award then you can challenge the decision. 

    In the meantime, it would be worth having a read of this as it will help to understand the descriptors more. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers/pip-assessment-guide-part-2-the-assessment-criteria#daily-living-activities
    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.
  • Achyshakeypains
    Achyshakeypains Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Hi just an update I got a telephone with health asseser On 1st of May so 13 days. I lot faster than I thought its only been 23 days since I applied. Im going to start writing a list of my daily issues I face and how they impact me, cause I know if I dont when it comes to the day Ill forget, Will they ask me about everything 

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