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What a Crazy System

te1te1 Member Posts: 50 Connected
Hi 
So I went for my f2f assessment for pip on 24th April I haven't heard anything back regarding their decision of any award, but have received a letter out of the blue from my local council saying New details have been provided to us by DWP. Your personal independence payments has been awarded. Has anyone else had this seems a strange way of letting me know that I've been awarded pip would of thought DWP would write to me first b4 my local council 

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,353 Disability Gamechanger
    Odd but the council have online access to claiments and new award updates. Requesting a copy of your assessment report about a week after your assessment will have given you an idea of what your award may or should be but you still have to wait for the official notification letter. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    This is not uncommon, other departments with an interest are notified electronically while you have to wait for snail mail
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • te1te1 Member Posts: 50 Connected
    It is just that, a snail trail it seems that the person actually involved is the last to know
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Check your bank, if it's a first claim or you haven't transferred from DLA then payment usually arrives before the letter too.
    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.
  • te1te1 Member Posts: 50 Connected
    I was originally on DLA low rate and changed to pip so still getting dla rate at moment 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you are successfully awarded PIP then payments won't start for approximately 7 weeks after the decision is made.
    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.
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