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Medical review for PIP was over a week ago - how long until the decision?

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gazza47
gazza47 Community member Posts: 76 Connected
edited August 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi my wife went for her medical review for pip just over a week ago.... As I am her carer I had to take her in her wheelchair as she has very little mobility.... Was just wondering if anyone could tell me how long it normally takes for a decision.... The interview went very well and the nurse was so nice and she awarded my wife quite a high score... Any information would be appreciated, thanks
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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi Gazza and welcome
    Usually decision is 2-4 weeks after assessment. Have you requested a copy of the HCP report ?
    This will give you an indication of the recommeded points, DM's usually, but not always make decision in line with this 
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • gazza47
    gazza47 Community member Posts: 76 Connected
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    No i asked the nurse about that when we were there and she told us it wouldn't be available until after a decision has been made which was a bit weird..... But she showed us the points she scored for my wife and explained everything clearly, as I said it was quite a high score
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    You should ring the DWP  and ask for the report. For PIP the report is usually available 2-4 days after the assessment and can be sent before the decision is made
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • gazza47
    gazza47 Community member Posts: 76 Connected
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    Ok I'll do that on monday thanks
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your welcome, let me know if I can help with anything else

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • gazza47
    gazza47 Community member Posts: 76 Connected
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    Oh just one more thing while I'm here..... I applied for carers allowance nearly 7 weeks ago now and still heard nothing, when I rang them they just told me that I was in a queue and had to wait my turn... Is this normal?
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    The Carers unit usually process a claim in 4 weeks, however, much of the DWP is under strain and with holidays thrown in there are delays. You should keep in touch with them, often you will see a result in council tax first as they are notified electronically.
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • gazza47
    gazza47 Community member Posts: 76 Connected
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    Don't understand what council tax has to do with it sorry
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    any change in benefit is sent to council in regard of CT reduction
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • gazza47
    gazza47 Community member Posts: 76 Connected
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    Oh I see, well we had our c/tax award a couple of weeks ago, and we have to pay a bit towards it but not much, so I'm thinking that's what we're having to pay anyway for the time being and then maybe a bit more once my award notice comes through
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    It was partly due to reading CT that I started on my benefit journey, I wanted to find out about the mythical figure the the government says I need to live on and why I wasn't getting that money
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • gazza47
    gazza47 Community member Posts: 76 Connected
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    Well hopefully I'll hear something soon, I've not had any money for myself in nearly two months, so I'm getting a bit fed up with it now.... But thanks for all your advice I really appreciate it
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    No problem, I will help anyway I can. Normally I am about here most mornings

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • gazza47
    gazza47 Community member Posts: 76 Connected
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    Ok I'll keep that in mind, thanks
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Pioneering
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    Hi @gazza47, welcome to Scope's online community!

    I'm glad you found @CockneyRebel's advice useful. 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!
    Liam
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @gazza47

    It's great to meet you.

    By the looks off things @CockneyRebel has helped you.

    Please please let me know if I can help you further.


  • gazza47
    gazza47 Community member Posts: 76 Connected
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    Thankyou all for your advice its appreciated..... Still no change though I'm afraid, my wife is still waiting to hear about hers, and I've still not heard about my carers allowance claim, I'm into my 8th week now..... Complete joke
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Pioneering
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    I'm sorry to hear that you're still waiting for answers, @gazza47.

    @BenefitsTrainingCo, do you have any ideas of other ways you can find out the decision?
    Liam
  • gazza47
    gazza47 Community member Posts: 76 Connected
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    just been on the phone to them about carers allowance and they said my claim is now being dealt with and i should get a decision in the next week or two
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Pioneering
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    That's great news, @gazza47 - do keep us posted!
    Liam
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