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Worried about what assessor said. PIP

jaigurudevaomjaigurudevaom Member Posts: 4 Listener
So I had my PIP assessment yesterday, I found it a bit weird. Most of the questions weren't relevant for me at all. Why don't they have questions that are relevant to the disability you are claiming for?

Anyway, I answered them all truthfully. I found a questionaire/calculator last night and I scored enough points to get something. The assessor was very nice. Very emphatic and at times shocked with what I told her (mental health plus a chronic illness). 

At the end she said that she has put me down for a review in 2 years, and that if my conditions got worse to contact them. I didn't really understand what she means? Is it normal to say this? Then said about 4-6 weeks for decision

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,293 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome to the community, the accessor don’t tell you about any reviews or award length, maybe about a time frame for the decision letter to arrive. As for questions about your disability, the PIP acessment is not your disability but how you manage your daily living  activity in relation to your disability and meeting the descriptors to get awarded enough points to be awarded either the basic or enhanced rate of PIP for daily living and mobility.
  • jaigurudevaomjaigurudevaom Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks for the reply Wilko. 

    She definitely said "I've put you down for a review in 2 years". Then said about 4-6 weeks for decision. I found it very strange and it threw me a bit. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    The HCP shouldn't tell you anything like this. The report they send is only a recommendation to the decision maker. The PIP self test you completed online is just a guide, it doesn't mean you will score those points. It's very easy to misunderstand the descriptors and score yourself more points, so it's not really very accurate.
    Leave it a week and ring DWP to ask for a copy of the assessment report, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the report.
    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.
  • jaigurudevaomjaigurudevaom Member Posts: 4 Listener
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