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PIP telephone assessment how long until a decision

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ginge1989
ginge1989 Community member Posts: 3 Listener

Hia All, im just looking for a bit of help please, i applied for pip again in april after getting declined last year, i had my telephone assesment last friday it lasted almost 2 hours, im just wondering how long before i get an actual decision i have been so stressed about it last year i did a mandatory reconsideration but still got declined pip i didnt take it to tribunal becasue i was so exhausted with the whole process and unwell i couldnt face it, im just wondering if i should prep myself again for this its so stressful and ridiculous that people have to go through so much stress when my main issue is stress and anxiety along with a no end list of other things in the first place, i suffer with chronic migraines and severe anxiety and all the Pip process has done is increase my anxiety and casue me to have no end migraine attacks, the assessor was much nicer than my first she gave me time to explain my health problems and didnt anwser for me as where my last assesor was abrupt and didnt give me time to explain things when i couldnt actualy get my wrds out. does anyone know how long after your assessment you can chase them for a descision? i have already requested the assessors report incase i need to appeal the decision and im hearing so many stories about PIP cases being reviewed this year due to law changes with DWP im just stressing myself out no end and csnt seem to find a straight anwser to how long i have to wait :(

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,927 Disability Gamechanger
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    Once the report was returned a decision can take up to 12 weeks.

    The law changes happened quite sometime ago so that’s irrelevant here anyway.

    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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  • ginge1989
    ginge1989 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    thank you for your reply, i recieved my report back and i dont even know where to begin:( i have not stopped crying over it, the assessor wrote down alot that i said and i was starting to think ooo ok maybe that im actualy getting somewhere this time then as it went on i realized she left out almost every important detail i said and fabricated her own versions, how are they allowed to do this i dont understand 😔 im devestated, every single box she ticked A ,that i could do everything when i have all my medication history and aids etc but stated i didnt need help with anything i dont understand im so confused its left me suicidal is there any point even top try fight a broken system 😔i want to complain to capita and DWP but will it get me anywhere its my word against theres

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,927 Disability Gamechanger
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    The report is their opinion based on everything you wrote in the form, any extra evidence you sent and what you said during your assessment. It’s not for them to write what you said word for word during the assessment.

    You will need to wait for the decision to be made before doing the next step. They do mostly go with the report but it has been known for them to go against it.

    I also note that this isn’t your first time applying. To constantly reapply using the same evidence you previously used is likely going to see refusals. The best way is to take it all the way to Tribunal, rather than just to the MR stage. Most MR decisions remain the same anyway. There’s more chance at Tribunal stage providing you either appear in person or have a telephone/video hearing.

    Once the decision is made you can request the MR if you’re not happy.

    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.
  • ginge1989
    ginge1989 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    thank you, yes i understand that but to say i was fine to do everything when i could barely speak on the phone, had to have a break twice and then said i was confident, comfortable, well spoken, was not upset etc etc ,is just awful they wind me up so much how they make a judgement on people if i was an alcoholic or had 8 kids i would have it without even an assessment. i have written a formal complaint to capita today and my husband is writing a care report to explain what he does for me, i have previously applied only once before with the same conditions but i have got worse the past year hence why i reapplied, im happy to take it to tribunal but the stress is just getting to much. i dont know what further evidence i could give them they have had all my medical notes stating my medication i am on and my last doctor visits i have given them photos of the adaptations around my home the only other thing i can think of is the letter from my husband about his care for me. my headspace wasnt very good last time to go tribunal i had multiple deaths in my family i was to overwhelmed at the time, so im trying to get through it this time

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,927 Disability Gamechanger
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    Photos from around your home with adaptions isn’t the best evidence to send because once it’s scanned onto the system they can’t view the pictures, so it’s rather pointless.

    I’m not really sure what an alcoholic or someone with 8 children has to do with your claim though. Please don’t compare other people to yourself. It’s really not nice to judge others in this way.

    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.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,190 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @ginge1989, welcome to the community. Looks like you're already getting some advice from Poppy, but I thought I'd pop in to say hello! Sorry to read about what happened with your PIP report and how it's making you feel. How are you feeling about things now? Have you got anyone at home who you can talk things through with, perhaps your husband?

    As Poppy mentioned before, people often have better success at tribunal level, so it's well worth pursuing it if you can cope with it. It's a very stressful process sometimes and you won't be alone in finding it difficult, lots of our members have had similar experiences I'm sure. I was also sorry to read you had multiple losses in your family last time you applied for PIP, that can't have been an easy time for you. I'm going to send you an email today, so please keep an eye out for that. I hope things get easier for you soon ❤️

    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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