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Pip assessment

winnie44 Member Posts: 8 Listener
I’m new!!!
i had a pip assessment today, was absolutely petrified waiting for her to arrive, I’ve read a lot of bad stories.

i have arthritis, sclerosis of the hips, depression, anxiety, coeliac disease, bile acid malabsorption, I’m 39. 

She asked me lots of questions and seemed sympathetic when I got upset a couple of times, she said bless you a few times to me.

she asked me how far I can walk and I said ooh gosh it’s hard to say as I’m always in pain, so I answered I can walk to my car which is approx 10 meters but I would be in pain, she said that’s fine, I joked and said I wish I had timed it, she said well you know for next time!!

what does that mean?? 

Im second guessing my answers now and feel like I talked myself out of some. 

So stressful but glad it’s over x 


  • winnie44
    winnie44 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    she told me her timescale was 45 mind and they shouldn’t go over, it was about an hour in total. 
  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,449 Disability Gamechanger
    Winnie44, hello and welcOn my way! to the community, next week ring DWP and request a copy of your acessment report, on receiving your report you will be able to work out what your award might be but you have to wait for the official award notification letter for comfirmation. Good luck winnie44,
  • winnie44
    winnie44 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thanks wilko 
    I just keep going through my head what I answered and now I’m worried, yes I will do that thanks x 


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