Why do PIP appeal contact ATOS before starting the payment process?
I won my PIP appeal two weeks ago, standard for both mobility and daily care. I contacted the DWP today and was told that they had been waiting for a response from ATOS, and recieved this today. I asked what the next step would be and how long I would have to wait, they said it should be too long now and they would contact me by phone soon to check my bank account details and another couple of things (he was very vague). I have not heard whether they are asking for a statement of reasons! Does anyone know why they contact ATOS and why do they have to wait for a reply from them before starting the payment process?