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Sent off a PIP form and I don't know what's next or what to expect

jadicajadica Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited September 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi, I'm new to this and really quite unsure.
I have recently been diagnosed with ms although I've been struggling with it since 2012. I sent off a pip form which DWP received 3/9/18. I just don't know what's next or what to expect, it's really driving me crazy and I hear so many horror stories.
Thank you for any information

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  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Member Posts: 1,114 Pioneering
    Hi @jadica,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here. :)

    Best of luck with your PIP application! We have lots of information about Personal Independence Payments on our website which you might find useful. I hope this helps!

    If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch!
    Liam
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,172 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jadica
    Welcome to the community!
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You'll most likely be sent an appointment for a face 2 face assessment as most people have them but waiting times vary depending on backlog in your area. Evidence will be needed to support your claim, so hopefully you sent this with the form. Once you've had the face 2 face assessment, the report will be returned to DWP and a decision will eventually be made. Waiting times for all this depend on backlog in your area. 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.
  • JoAnne143JoAnne143 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Please try and take someone with you and ask fur a copy of your report at the meeting  That way any problems you have the write up to argue should you not be granted it. Good luck. 
  • jadicajadica Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you for your replies, I've just undergone some treatment for my multiple sclerosis (infusion that took up most of the day) my heads just all over the place and the constant waiting doesn't help.
    Thank you again
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Once you've had your assessment you should ring DWP to ask for a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you and not ask the health assessment providers at the assessment. They won't be able to send you a copy of the report, it's the DWP that do that.
    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.
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