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IS it worth getting a assessors report,

jaycee6jaycee6 Member Posts: 53 Courageous
Hi  all just took my daughter for her face to face pip assessment,Is it worth asking for the assessor report?  or should I  just wait until the letter of her pip award arrives . ?.Do you gain anything by getting a AR, ?,,If i did get one ,How do I get one.What percent of people bother to get one,,? sorry if its to many questions,This is all new to me (pips)

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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Get an AR - phone DWP.  An AR will give you a good indication of the likely decision and you will have to challenge the AR contents if you need to ask for a mandatory reconsideration (MR).
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    edited February 2018
    @jaycee6 Hi the report will tell you which descriptors was ticked by your assessor you then can add the points up yourself and then you will know roughly what your award is ...If it's not the outcome you wanted you then can start on your MR it will also say what your assessor wrote about you ..always good to have .
  • BrokenBroken Member Posts: 40 Courageous
    I have telephoned today to get mine for ESA (PIP forms posted yesterday so both ongoing at same time). I think the DWP should automatically send written information on outcome of assessments and how points have/have not been scored without the need for us to request them. Very strongly agree with @Matilda and @dee4848 :-) If we do not fight for our entitlements (a much better description than benefits imo) this government will get away with whatever means they think fit in order to eradicate the benefits system completely. Nobody knows when or if they may be in the same situation as a claimant. None of us chose to become disabled/ill. 
  • jaycee6jaycee6 Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Is it the DWP or DLA I phone for pips .Anyone know the phone number I need or where I can find it, Is it the same number  thats on DLA / DWP letter ? Also how many days after assessment can you phone them for report,,Thanks
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    @jaycee6 Hi you can ring DWP number is on your letters I would give it 4 days after assessment .
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    @jaycee6 And thats not working days they are working Saturday's and Sundays at present .
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    I phoned DWP for report the day after assessment and report arrived 10 days later.  They send them out in request order.  
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    @matilda Maybe its certain areas has I rang next day and they said it was too early I rang on 4th day and took 5 days to come .
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    I was told that it wasn't available to be sent out yet but would be in due course.  I assume my request was put on a list.
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    I had my assessment today and will wait until Monday until I ring

  • jaycee6jaycee6 Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Thanks for replies ,Im going to ring tommorow
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    I would imagine the assessor has to send all of  the days assessment reports into Head office daily. Therefore she/he must have quite a few to send in and for them to be logged into the system. So I would imagine 7-10 days would be average

  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, evidently reports go to the assessment company's senior management first, not direct to the DWP.  A former assessor, a nurse, was interviewed on TV recently and said that a report she sent in stating that an assessee had learning difficulties was returned to her telling her to omit any mention of learning difficulties!  I wonder how often assessment companies' senior management return reports to assessors for 'doctoring'! :o
  • BrokenBroken Member Posts: 40 Courageous
    @Matilda yes, the nurse who did my assessment said it would have to be "ok'd by her boss" before being sent to DM. I suspect most, if not all reports will get "authorisation" or returned for amendment (doctoring) in order to comply with their daily/weekly "quota". I await my copy with a great deal of trepidation ....
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    @Broken

    I hope there are no problems with your report.
  • jaycee6jaycee6 Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Hi i have my daughters assessment back .But I dont see any tick box on it ,Just different letters eg,,a  , f , c  ...What does this all mean..I cant  make any sense out of it . Has anybody else had one that  come back with letters,,and not a tick box
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    Good grief,
    Do you have to decipher the report now?
    why can’t they just answer each ones in points 
    eg- 2 points etc
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    I had my assessment on the Thursday 15th, asked for the report on the Monday which they said that they haven’t received yet.
    so am still waiting.
    how long did you have to wait?
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    edited February 2018
    It' the black dots you should be looking for 
  • jaycee6jaycee6 Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Hi,,dee4848  there are no black dots at all,,No numbers, only letters. Maybe they have changed the form.I haven't got a clue. As I have never seen a report before, I think I will just have to wait until the award letter arrives.Lets hope it is soon
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    edited February 2018
    @jaycee6 oh it must of changed then so people carnt even get an inclin  about what they are getting now  ...hmmmm
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    try and match to the B&W self test descriptors

    http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,289 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello everyone who having trouble working out what their pip report means. No black dots. As CR above says go to the site listed and the pip questions are listed with the points value also the questions are listed with a,b,c,d,e,f, so look at your report and go down each question and see what you where awarded a, to f, and add up the points from each question and you should be able to work out your award. May be the acessor did it different or it to be the norm from now on. 
  • jaycee6jaycee6 Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Hi Wilko Thanks   for info..Next question Do you always get the points on the assessors report ,or can the DWP change your points??? I would be grateful for any answers,,
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    @jaycee6 Hi The DWP usually go with the assessors report but not unusul for them not to ...Are you happy with what your assessor scored you ?
  • jaycee6jaycee6 Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Hi Dee4848  If ive worked the points out right for my Daughter ,they are what I would of expected and I would be happy with that, I just hope it all goes through as it is.I cant wait to get the letter to find out for sure,It is a nervous time for all of us,Reading things on here makes you nervous as so many people have trouble.I suppose Its a case of I wont believe it until I see It.
  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    edited February 2018
    @jaycee6 Yes thats all you can do I wouldn' worry though .
  • sdoc94sdoc94 Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    I must add - if you are in Northern Ireland - the DfC will not allow you to request a copy of the assessors report until your decision has been made - they have informed me that their reasoning for this is "just in case the decision maker needs to ask the assessor for more information".


    Shady.
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