Hi Everybody, @Wildlife knows how I (and many of us) feel aggrieved by this process.
I am currently putting together a complaint to Atos about my own personal experience.
Unfortunately, it is very true to say that all the evidence is not always considered. Since obtaining a copy of my own assessment report, I have discovered that a number of things the Health Professional (HP) reported were not factual or were incorrect.
Personally, I felt like the opinions were based on which bits of evidence fitted the descriptor that awarded the least points. For example, I said that I can occasionally walk short distances and that I am a wheelchair user. This was corroborated by the HP at the assessment and by my consultant.
I was awarded 10 points - "I have decided you can stand and then move using an aid or appliance more than 20m but no more than 50m"
Being flippant - maybe they considered my wheelchair to be a fashion statement and that it is my personal choice not to walk.
I have submitted a Mandatory Reconsideration refuting this (and other decisions).
So, I will complain to Atos, the DWP........
(and to our MPs on behalf of everyone).
just asking to see how long it takes and could I phone up and check what's going on
Hi, I’m new here and have a couple a queries I hope you can help with. I have been on the standard rate of pip and mobility fir a couple of years but due to my illness significantly worsening, I reapplied in the hope of receiving enhanced mobility. I had my f2f assessment at my home today after it being cancelled twice before. The assessor was absolutely lovely and knew a bit about my illness even though it’s quite rare, which was a relief, but she didn’t actually ask very much, a couple of questions about how I cope with meds, cooking, getting around, but not in much detail, didn’t do any physical checks. Is this because I tried to put a lot of detail in my application? I couldn’t get a docs letter as they now charge £30 which I cudnt afford, so I tried to be as detailed as possible, or is it because I already get standard pip? My other query, when she was leaving she said that I’d hear in 4-6 weeks and if there was any change “like an increase or anything” it would be backdated. I’m trying not to read too much into it but having mobility help would be life changing for me as I can’t use public transport. So, if I do get it and it’s backdated, will it just be the difference between standard and enhanced backdated to when I reapplied?sorry fir long post, my head is a bit mashed and didn’t think to ask her. Thsnks in advance.
You can ring and request a copy of the assessment report. This will give you an idea of your possible award but although the DM usually takes notice of the report they are the ones who make the decision. It is a good idea to obtain the report for your records or incase you want to challenge the decision,
Had my pip home assessment Monday DWP received it on Wednesday Not sure whether to ring them for my report?I'm in uk. Was told it will take 6 weeks for a decision. All so stressful The lady who came out was very helpful and tried to help as much as possible I have 30 chronic medical conditions and under 5 hospitals
Yes, you do need to ring them, but they should send it out straight away. It's just in NI they don't, the rest of the UK they do.
Hi Everybody, @Wildlife knows how I (and many of us) feel aggrieved by this process.I am currently putting together a complaint to Atos about my own personal experience.Unfortunately, it is very true to say that all the evidence is not always considered. Since obtaining a copy of my own assessment report, I have discovered that a number of things the Health Professional (HP) reported were not factual or were incorrect.Personally, I felt like the opinions were based on which bits of evidence fitted the descriptor that awarded the least points. For example, I said that I can occasionally walk short distances and that I am a wheelchair user. This was corroborated by the HP at the assessment and by my consultant. I was awarded 10 points - "I have decided you can stand and then move using an aid or appliance more than 20m but no more than 50m"Being flippant - maybe they considered my wheelchair to be a fashion statement and that it is my personal choice not to walk.I have submitted a Mandatory Reconsideration refuting this (and other decisions).So, I will complain to Atos, the DWP........(and to our MPs on behalf of everyone).
I received my report yesterday after requesting it on Friday (had my home assessment last Monday) after counting the points I have 12 points for each however I totally disagree with a lot of what the report says. She has failed to include a lot of very vital info plus she has denied I have certain things which is in my medical notes with my GPPlus hasn't added ALL my medication even although she had a scripted list Also only listed a couple of my medical conditions yet I have about 30 and am under 5 hospitals.. I really am not happy about the fact a lot of the report is incorrect on principle
It's the points recommendation you need to look at. They don't add the points together for daily living and mobility, it's separate for each. The points that have been recommended for you, 12 for mobility and 19 for daily living means a recommendation for Enhanced for both parts. The points needs for an award for Enhanced is 12 points for daily living and 12 for mobility. The easiest way to understand it is to look at the report with all the dots/ticks and transfer those into this PIP self test. At the end of the test it will tell you what the points are for each part. http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.phpRemember the report is just a recommendation but the decision maker usually goes with the report. You'll still have to wait for the decision.
Hi @thedarkknight,It can take between six to eight weeks to find out the result of a PIP assessment. However, if you need to find out more about the status of your claim, then the contact info for ongoing claims is 0345 850 3322.I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch!
I don't personally I have suffered many years .on DLA years now after pip I got no points iromic
assessment on Wednesday when do you think I should call them to get my decision and how to get recall and tell me please if they've already deleted it in Medway
I don't personally I have suffered many years .on DLA years now after pip I got no points iromic
Hi joyclyn,sorry to read this its shamefull.im all for the ftf myself as anyone can milk a form thats why DWP chainged the way they do things.its these people who milk n lie about there condition and us genuine people with life lobg suffering suffer the most.But thats just bad that you got 0 points🤔I whent to a ftf and my Assessor was verry nice When i receaved my report the HP contedicted them selves twice and lied when askinging me two questions about the awnsers i gave them.it seamed like they were supportive one minute n against me the next spellings were **** and some sentences did not make sence🙄 but i got 12 on one part and 19 on the outher.But i read if people complain about the lies ect you loose your points or get it removed.Thats so rong I hope u fight your case because u are entiteld to your money x
Hi all,I'm 34 yrs old. I had my PIP f2f on Jan 14th. Received text on 16th Jan saying DWP had my report and will make decision within 6 weeks. I suffer from PTSD, EUPD, Anxiety, Depression, Iron deficiency Anemia, recently diagnosed with Mild Sleep Apnea and COPD (Non smoker). Have not worked since 2015. I am on Mirtazaphine 45mg daily each evening, amoxicillin daily and am on 2 different inhalers i take in total 7 times daily. My f2f lasted maybe 30 mins (not good with time lengths due to depersonalisation and dissociation patterns). My accessor asked me maybe 10 questions I think which concentrated around every day life, mental state/mood swings, cooking and how i was in company of others as well as walking and travelling. From the first question she asked, which I cant remember, I burst into tears and cried throughout the whole f2f while trying to answer her questions. Hopefully I was able to give the necessary answers and will be awarded at least standard living rate. Nervous with regards to waiting and finding out results.
So I requested the report last week and received it today. Wish I hadn't. I'm in such a rage over the foolishness I read. Some of the stuff on it I hadn't said and although I spent the full f2f in tears, to her I was tearful at times but appeared calm. She noted I used my inhalers for sleep apnea instead of copd. Ugh, I wish I could smack her. I only count 2 points overall. Guess I wont be getting PIP.
Hi i also was angry on some of my report too.Fabricated twice and contedictions twice n some did not make any sence spelling was **** too no better than mineBut they need to know how your dissibility affects you and if you did not awnser all there questions they cant write anything so they have to go on visual reportGet your MR asap try to stay strong you will get it in the end half of these assessors are rushed and only have 4 weeks training n told what to do if peoples ftf dont go wellMy assessment lasted 22 minutes.n i got it by 1 point
You can't request the MR until a decision is made. https://advicelocal.uk/
The claim starts from you requesting the PIP form I was told. My daughters claim started on Aug 2nd 18...we are still waiting for the decision letter Feb 17th 19....the whole thing is a farce...will be nearly 7 months then they don't pay it for another month on top.
Had my f2f in Dec 2018, then asked for a copy of the report 3 weeks later. Assessor has awarded Enhanced for both Daily Living AND Mobility components. Still waiting on DM letter and its now been 10 weeks