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Pip Interview

Maddi1234Maddi1234 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi i am new to the group. I recently had my pip interview which was a lot of questions regarding 2 of my illnesses. At the end of the interview the assessor said to me it takes around 6 to 8 weeks and if you are unhappy with the decision there is a appeal process. What i would like to ask is it normal for a assessor to say this to you after a interview as i am now reading into it that maybe i will be turned down. Thanks in advance for any replies.


  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,289 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello hello and seasons greetings to you, you can read into it what you like, but you must phone the DWP and request a copy of your acessment report, it takes about 14 days to arrive once requested, on receiving it you will be able to work out what your award may be by adding the points awarded at the end of the report. The decision maker mostly goes with the report but you still have to wait for the official award notification letter. But if the report is not what you think should be awarded then you have time to prepare for a MR focusing on how your illness, disability impacts on your daily living activities in relation to thePIP descriptors. Good luck,and keep posting and updating.
  • Maddi1234Maddi1234 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you so much for your advise Wilko i will request a copy in the coming days and i will keep updating into the group. Thank you again.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    When you receive the report there will be boxes with dots/ticks, you need to compare those against the PIP descriptors to see what points are recommended. The report is just a recommendation but they mostly go with it. It will most likely be after Christmas that you'll receive the report now, as it's so close.

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Maddi1234! I hope the above guidance is helpful, and please do let us know how you get on.
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