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Had my pip assessment

SugarCoatedSugarCoated Member Posts: 53 Courageous
Hello everyone, I had my pip assessment today, it was a home visit.
The guy seemed nice and tried holding a conversation with me explaining what he was going to do and what he required from me. He had a laptop and also had notes written on a notebook. I answered all his questions as best as I could. He talked me through each stage. Even the medical. Said it looked like I was eligible for pip i won't hold my breath.  Looked like he had done his research my condition isn't very well known. Can someone please help me in what happen's next and what I should do, or expect. It's my 1st pip claim.
 Thank you for taking time to read my msg.


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,306 Disability Gamechanger
    HCP report goes to the decision maker at DWP and they weigh it against the other evidence they have (your claim pack etc.) and make a decision. In between you can and should ask for a copy of the report.
  • SugarCoatedSugarCoated Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    When is the best time to ask for the report? And how do I get in touch with them? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Give it about a week and you ring DWP for the report. Good luck.
    Community champion and 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.
  • PinPin Member Posts: 132 Courageous
    I’m glad your assessment went well, now you have to wait unfortunately. You can call up and ask for a copy of the report once you get a text saying the DWP have received it.
    good luck. 
  • SugarCoatedSugarCoated Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Hello everyone
    I got a text message today from Dwp saying they had received my written report and would write to me once they had made a decision and it would take around 4 weeks. As my assessment was on Monday is it OK to ring in tomorrow to ask for a copy of the report or is that too soon?  Thank you 
  • PinPin Member Posts: 132 Courageous
    If they’ve got your report you can Phone.

    it could take more or less than 4 weeks - it was exactly 4 weeks after my assessment that I got my letter but lots of people have said they have waited longer.
  • SugarCoatedSugarCoated Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Thank you everyone for all the help.
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