Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

Hi, my name is char66!

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char66
char66 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello everyone 

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,910 Scope online community team
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    Hello @char66, welcome to the community :)

    If you're looking for somewhere to start, coffee lounge can be a good shout. Or if you have any questions, feel free to ask. We've got lots of lovely members with all sorts of experiences, so I hope you'll feel welcome in no time.

    How are you doing today?
    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • char66
    char66 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hello, I am wandering if someone maybe able to shed some light for me.
    I have applied for pips, my telephone assessment was on the 29th of March the assessor said he was going to out his report over the very same day. I had a text yesterday saying my claim is with a health care professional etc.
    I rang DWP yesterday for a copy of my report to be told they don't have it. My report is with AP.
    Is this because my claim has failed?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,109 Disability Gamechanger
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    char66 said:
    Hello, I am wandering if someone maybe able to shed some light for me.
    I have applied for pips, my telephone assessment was on the 29th of March the assessor said he was going to out his report over the very same day. I had a text yesterday saying my claim is with a health care professional etc.
    I rang DWP yesterday for a copy of my report to be told they don't have it. My report is with AP.
    Is this because my claim has failed?
    No, it doesn't mean you've been refused. The assessor doesn't make decisions, only recommendations. Only a decision maker from DWP can make a decision. 

    Sometimes reports are not always returned on the same day as the assessment. If they are chosen for audit then this will delay it being returned. They are chosen at random after the assessment and the assessor will not know when this is going to happen. It just means they are checking the assessor did their job correctly. 

    Once it's returned a decision can take up to about 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.
  • char66
    char66 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hello Poppy 
    Thank you so much for your help.
    I was concerned. Gosh this process is not a pleasant experience 😄
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