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Over 5 weeks since my pip assessment

leannemichleannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
edited April 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi,
I’m new here and I posted this somewhere else but I think it was the wrong category (sorry)
So.. its been 5 weeks since my pip assessment but I still haven’t heared a thing!
i got my assessors report and it looks like she’s given me 12 points for mobility and 16 for daily living. does the DM go off the assessors report or does it vary?
also does anybody know how much longer around it will take? :)
thankyou

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  • GizmoTiddlesGizmoTiddles Member Posts: 129 Pioneering
    Hi @leannemich I'm no expert and a newbie here myself ,but from the report given it looks like you have enhanced in both daily living and mobility. 
    So hopefully good luck 
    But someone with more knowledge on the matter will be along I am sure 
    Gizmo
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They mostly go with the report, it's rare for them to go against it. There's no timescales for decisions, it all depends on backlog in your area. You can always ring and ask if a decisions been made, if it has they'll tell you. Hopefully not too long now.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,297 Disability Gamechanger
    Good morning looks like you got a full house for your pip. I had to wait nearly 12 weeks for my award letter but as you have your report it looks good so just wait for the award letter.
  • leannemichleannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Thank you so much :) 
    its so worrying waiting around isn’t it? Especially seeing so many horror stories! I was on enhanced rate mobility but got taken off in October 2016 as I had one of the wonderful lying Atos assessors who didn’t understand my condition one bit! It made it worse because my social care manager wasn’t there and she helps me a lot with my PIP etc x
  • CirceCirce Member Posts: 36 Courageous
    I've just sent off for claim form,be a week Friday  How long do they take to come through? 
  • leannemichleannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Circe said:
    I've just sent off for claim form,be a week Friday  How long do they take to come through? 
    It usually takes around 5 working days to receive it and you get 1 month to send it back :)
  • leannemichleannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Hi everyone,
    just an update, they went with the assessors report and awarded me enhanced rate daily living and mobility!
    im so happy :) 
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news @leannemich :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • leannemichleannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Sam_Scope said:
    Great news @leannemich :)
    Thankyou sam!
    its horrible waiting for them to send you the dreaded letter.
    we never hear the good stories so I’ve been worrying so much! 
  • GizmoTiddlesGizmoTiddles Member Posts: 129 Pioneering
    Brilliant [email protected]
    Now time to chill and de-stress
    Cheers 
    Gizmo
  • leannemichleannemich Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Brilliant [email protected]
    Now time to chill and de-stress
    Cheers 
    Gizmo
    Thankyou so much! 
    Its so awful waiting for the decision 
  • Myiphone6Myiphone6 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    Hi how did you know how many points you had scored before getting award I've been waiting 8 week since face to face and 2 weeks since the we now have everything letter 
  • TardisTardis Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    Hi @Myiphone6.  You need to phone the DWP and ask for the assessment report. That gives the assessors recommendations.
  • Myiphone6Myiphone6 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    Tardis hi I keep meaning to but forgotten I will Monday when I had my face to face I said to the lady after thinking she would tell me there and then in a round about eay. So I said to her "how did I do regarding the assessment" she replied to me with I don't give out scores o only fill out what I am asked to but the DWP usually give people with your illness an award for 2 years due to medication changes " so I didn't know how to take the whole rely if it was good or what but left even more confused 
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