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Can you receive the money before a decision letter is sent or not?

sassy23sassy23 Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello I applied for Pip in mid January after having give up work due bad severe arthritis blood clots cartilage problems COPD and depression. I also get Universal Credt LCWA rate I had an assessment for that on March 28th receiving extra element now. Then had an assessment on May 2nd for pip got a text on 13th I were told by the Assessor 4 to 6 weeks. 

Can you receive the money before a decision letter is sent or not?

Please advise as this is my first time claiming. My mobility has become bad since the arthritis were diagnosed last August. Then had 3 mri scans, which discovered I have disc problems cartilage problems with severe leg swelling. 

Please advise will i I’ll I hear from pip very soon, my assessment were 2nd of May the assessors called on May 3rd to as extra to my report has I do pass out a lot also then got a text they’ve got my written report and they will write with a decision on my pip what does this mean? 

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  • zakbloodzakblood Member Posts: 419 Pioneering
    welcome to the forum, someone here will give you better advice than i can offer, but welcome from me all the same, good luck
  • sassy23sassy23 Member Posts: 9 Listener
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sassy23

    Good Evening and Welcome 😃😃😃

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Yes I have also had my pip assessment recently.

    The lady mentioned that I would receive a some Info within 6wks.

    We have got some info on here with regards to “pip”

    Please let me know if this would be helpful????

    @steve51
  • sassy23sassy23 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Yes Steve this would be so helpful thanks 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sassy23

    “No probs”

    Here’s some info to start with.

    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/personal-independence-payment-pip

    Please please have a good through this info!!!!!

    We have got more “info/advice”
    if you need it????

    @steve51




  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    I had my assessment on April the 4th and I'm still waiting for a decision, they say within six weeks but then others get told 8 - 12 weeks.

    You can call and ask for a copy of the report and to see if they've made a decision if you are able to call them.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    If you're successful then people do receive backdated money in their bank before they receive the decision letter.

    There's no timescales to decisions, it depends on backlog in your area. You can request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you if you live in the UK, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because 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.
  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @sassy23 how are you doing today? You have received some good advice here. If you have further questions, please let us know. There's some information how a decision is made on PIP claims. All the best :)
  • sassy23sassy23 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thanks for the info!  I should hear soon ,my assessment were 2nd May 2019 , the assessor said 4 to 6 weeks wait - then the assessor called on 3rd May wanted further information as they were concerned about me passing out and mobility as I have difficulties walking. I got a text from PIP on 13th May 2019, they will write a decision on my PIP within 6 weeks no need to contact them unless my details have changed. I receive LWCRA which is Limited capability for work & work related activity that I get on Universal Credit I receive the extra element now after having a assessment on 28th March 2019 now receiving extra element. The text I got from PIP does it sound promising - it looks like they’ve added extra to my report a day after my assessment they called. 

    Thank you for the info!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The text you received is just a standard text they send once they have all the evidence they need. Everyone that gives a mobile number will receive the same text.
    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.
  • sassy23sassy23 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thanks @poppy123456 - tomorrow makes it officially 3 weeks since my assessment , but also called me the next day before sending off my report to add extra to my report as I pass out a lot plus my mobility as become so bad I didn’t go to the assessment alone either then got my text 13th May 2019 I say no news is good news. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    As Poppy has advised you should ring DWP and ask for a copy of the assessment report
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • sassy23sassy23 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Ok thank you 
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