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Pip had assessment what's progress letter

juneandlucyjuneandlucy Member Posts: 16 Listener
Around 5weeks ago I got my assessment, a couple weeks later I got my assessment report which recommends 15points. So today I rang for an update.. I was told it was with an assessor. I decided though to ring again after a few hours and was then told a progress letter had been sent.. but he can't tell me what it says or why earlier I wasn't told. Don't know what this means or why I wasn't told this it took both 5minutes of silence after passing security to tell me this

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello it look as if the 15 points will either give you high rate of either daily living or mobility or low rate of one of them. You will have you award notification letter in a few weeks time.
  • juneandlucyjuneandlucy Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Thanks wilko but what is a progress letter I've never had this before?
  • juneandlucyjuneandlucy Member Posts: 16 Listener
    I was also told two separate things today from two separate staff
  • juneandlucyjuneandlucy Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Is it standard practice?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It could be one of 2 things. The letter could be to tell you that they have all the information they need, which is a standard letter they send everyone. A decision could take another 8 weeks after this.

    Or a decision could already be made but they can't see it for 24 hours until the computer updates but if a decision was made they would have said it's made but can't see it yet. I'd say it's option 1.
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  • juneandlucyjuneandlucy Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Thanks poppy at what stage do they contact go etc before assessment or after? Or both
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you mean contact GP then they very rarely do this. As you've had a copy of the assessment report already then that part of the process is complete, you just need to wait for a decision to be made now.


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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    If you mean contact GP they rarely do that. Since you have a assessment report all you need to do is wait for a decision to be made. 
  • juneandlucyjuneandlucy Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Thanks everyone for the replies
  • cristobalcristobal Member Posts: 966 Disability Gamechanger
    ilovecats said:
    Often they will send a form to the GP to fill out about your health conditions, however most are either not returned, returned blank or returned with very little relevant information and often are not returned quick enough to be of use. 
    I asked my GP about this and was told "I'll do it if I'm not busy" or something similar. Can't say i blame her....
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