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Pip paper Assessment

Laurastanners4Laurastanners4 Member Posts: 20 Listener
How does it work ? 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They look at the form and the evidence you send and if there's enough to do a paper assessment (no face to face assessment) they will BUT it's very rare and most people have face to face assessments. Once the report is written, it's returned to the DWP in the same way the report is return when you have a face to face assessment. If you've applied for PIP or in the process of a review, my advice is expect a face to face assessment.
    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.
  • Laurastanners4Laurastanners4 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    I got this text today 
    We've received the written report of your PIP assessment. We will write to you once we've made a decision on your PIP. As a guide you should hear from us within 6 weeks. You don't need to contact us unless any of the details you gave us have changed. Thank you.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Are you saying you didn't have a face to face assessment? If so then it doesn't mean anything other than no face to face assessment was needed. It doesn't mean you'll be awarded.

    You can ring DWP and ask for a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the report.

    There's no time scales to decisions, it depends on backlog in your area. It's could be anything between 2-8 weeks and sometimes longer.
    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.
  • Laurastanners4Laurastanners4 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    I sent extra medical evidence with my form I  am reapplying as I won my previous award ending in December 6 2018 
  • Laurastanners4Laurastanners4 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    I got my current award via tribunal 
  • Laurastanners4Laurastanners4 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    I'll just wait for the decision 
  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi

    You can request a copy of assessment report (paper based), where you can see points you have been assigned by the assessor.

    This remove the anxiety of waiting for the actual Award Letter.

    Let us know if we can, further assist you.
  • Laurastanners4Laurastanners4 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    I hate phoning DWP and wait to  speak to someone 
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    I hate phoning DWP and wait to  speak to someone 
    So did I. The terrible music and the thought that I could be doing something more important & useful than sitting waiting for someone to speak to me.
    Years ago when I was claiming ESA on one occasion I made a cup of tea for myself, carried it into the garden, sat down and almost finished reading the newspaper before they answered - it was over 20mins waiting.
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