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'all the information we need' - paper assessment or form acknowledgement?

Paradigm
Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
Hi, 

I got a letter from the DWP saying that they have all the information they need to make a decision and that they will contact me when a decision is made.  

When did you get this letter?

Is this the letter sent out to acknowledge they got your form, Or are they doing a paper assessment?

Thanks!

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  • Paradigm
    Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
    edited May 2019
    I've not been invited to interview, so I'll keep everything crossed it's a paper decision. Preferably with the correct award.  :|

    I'm scared of getting my hopes up in case it just means that they are deciding whether I need an f2f or something. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,262 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    The letter you received is a standard letter sent out only when they receive the assessment report back and they have all the information they need.

    This will mean that a paper based assessment has been completed and you can ring DWP to request a copy of the PA3 report providing you live in the UK. They mostly go with the report. Good luck.
  • Paradigm
    Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
    Hi,

    The letter you received is a standard letter sent out only when they receive the assessment report back and they have all the information they need.

    This will mean that a paper based assessment has been completed and you can ring DWP to request a copy of the PA3 report providing you live in the UK. They mostly go with the report. Good luck.
    Oh, I didn't realise it meant the paper based assessment had been completed! I definitely want a copy of it. Do you know if their phone lines are open on bank holidays?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,262 Disability Gamechanger
    They won't be open until Tuesday at 8am.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,578 Scope online community team
    Hello @Paradigm and welcome to the community. Did you manage to get in touch with them today? 
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  • Paradigm
    Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
    Hi Andrian, 

    I did manage to get in touch with them today. A PA3 form has been completed so they are going to post it to me. 

    I am really hoping it suggests a good outcome so I don't have to see anyone in person.

    I wasn't expecting a paper review at all.
  • Paradigm
    Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
    I hope the PA3 form doesn't take too long to come. I think I should expect about a week.

    I am terrified that they will decided that my medical evidence doesn't line up and that's why its on paper. I was nearly sick.

    I was missing a very important letter when I sent it. I lost mine and my GP can only find references to it. So I am having to ask a clinic I saw in 2016 for it.

    I did send along about 40 pages of evidence which I hope aren't seen to contradict. Including my 18 page autism assessment.

    Hopefully it was just to clear up a backlog of cases.
  • Paradigm
    Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
    edited May 2019
    I'm excited to say the backpay has arrived in my account. 

    I am so relieved.

    I was expecting this to be a long slog. Although I am not sure if I will need to appeal yet.

    It only took 12 weeks for me, including a three week extension on the form. 
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,578 Scope online community team
    That's brilliant news @Paradigm. Thanks for keeping us updated.
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  • Paradigm
    Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
    edited May 2019
    That's brilliant news @Paradigm. Thanks for keeping us updated.
    It is, indeed. 

    The only frustrating thing is that I didn't getting the mobility component as they decided I didn't have a cognitive problem and aren't overwhelmingly distressed.

    However, I knew that the mobility under planning would be a tough draw to get standard.

    I believe my evidence did support it but I can see where the confusion came in. I had lost the letter than tested the problem and my GP couldn't find it. They also discounted a number of problems for care for this reason but I still got 13.

    I now have a copy from the hospital but it came only days before the decision.

    I am a bit annoyed to have lost out over 5 years but I'm not sure it's worth the hassle of appealing, since I was so close to the ER boundary.

    As the assessor noted, my documents show I present better than my disability (I believe why it was justified for paper) so I think anyone seeing me would probably harm the case - even though I was honest.
  • Paradigm
    Paradigm Member Posts: 11 Connected
    Nothing on my report was a lie though, so I believe the assessor was doing their best. I do have trouble with all the stuff marked. 

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