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f2f for pip, when should I find out my outcome?

NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
edited December 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I know this is an old thread.   I was at a f2f for pip 2weeks past on Thursday 28th November.    Any idea when I should find out my outcome ?? All seemed fairly straight forward but I worry as I feel the accessor try’s to put words into my mouth to which I obv changed.   Regards for any fees back 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello @Nerviouswreck    Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We advise, guidance, support members of our community.

    I am sorry to hear you getting anxious and stressed over any assessment and outcome.

    I know  what your going through.   You are not alone, have compassion empathy.

    Please can just say waiting times vary from area to area.

    Please if I can suggest consider speaking to mental health charities.. Often useful and helpful to give you reassurance and self esteem, confidence.

    I would if you do experience anxiety, depression a lot of stress.

    One of the reasons is first help, advise with any anxiety or depression you may going through and any related symptoms.

    Coping methods strategies.

    Second advise, support you through any benefit situation.

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk.

    https://www.mind.org.uk.

    https://www.rethink.org.uk.

    I used all three have a physical disability. As well mental health.

    Offered floating support, advise on well being, health. Helped me with assessments attendance. Spoke on my behalf, also good with any forms.

    Last one is an advocate charity represents the clientele on any problems with medical professionals.

    Please if I can help further any questions please ask.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman






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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report, which you may not receive until after Christmas now.

    There's no timescales for any decision, it depends on backlog in your area but as we are very close to Christmas you may not receive the decision until after.

    Good luck.
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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Nerviouswreck

    Good Morning & Welcome ⛄️

    It’s great to meet you today ⛄️

    I can see that you have already been given some great info on go through☃️

    Both @poppy123456
    @thespiceman
    are very very good/helpful in regards to your current situation☃️

    @steve51

  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Thanks all for your advice and kind words.   I’ll call DWP.   Is there any certain number I call ? Thanks in advance 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Telephone: 0800 121 4433



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  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Gave them a call was told 4-6 weeks for me to receive the copy and asked for an update and she said 6-8 weeks.    I was told 4-6 weeks.  Causes terrible stress the worry.   I’d rather know if I am or I’m not ok the I can chill a bit. Lol.   Stress and anxiety are horrible without this on top.  
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello @Nerviouswreck   Thank you for replies. Please can I ask did ever look at any of the links I suggested..

    Anxiety is a mental heath condition needs medical professional help and support.

    Get then the much needed reassurance of some one who is floating support or an out reach worker.

    Who has your interests at heart, I have been there used the links provided.

    Intervention, speaking on my behalf talking to the DWP helps eased the situation.

    First time for a long time has some one in my corner..

    Some thing to consider also valuable useful information.

    Many of these charities have a range of services with in house and signposting.

    Please if I can help further need to ask anything please do.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Nerviouswreck and a very warm welcome to the community. I'm really sorry to hear how much stress this is causing you. If there is anything we can do to help then please do let us know. :)
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  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Thanks all for your advice and kind words.   I’m just baffled that they tell me at the f2f 4-6 weeks then on phone 6-8 weeks.   Without getting too far ahead of myself I’d say no news is good news.   If it was bad I’m sure they’re not slow in letting you know.  God knows.  Tbh I’d love nothing better than being back at work and feeling my old self again.  I know a lot are on esa/pip only beachside they’re lazy.   I’m definitely not lazy.   Life just took a turn for the worst in 2015.   I’ll get back on track eventually 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The reason why you're told different times is because there's simply no timescales and no one can tell you exactly how long a decision will take.

    Do be aware though that PIP isn't about not being able to work, lots of people claim PIP and work. Very few people claiming PIP and ESA just because they are lazy. Invisible conditions do exist and lots of people claim benefits because of the way those conditions affect them.
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  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Thanks @poppy123456 I’m aware that you can work with pip.   My wording could have been different.   As I said previously I worked all my life till 2015  Horrible Circumstances seen me in a hostel not seeing my kids no job etc.   The lowest I’ve ever been.   I feel I’m on my way back but it’s not happening as quick as I’d like.  A day at a time I suppose.    The money helps but I’d much prefer to be the old me and not have a penny tbh 
  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hi all.   Received a letter from pip today stating they have all the information they need to make a decision.   Is this normal ? 
  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    As I’m already on it.   I thought I’d hear on or off 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi all.   Received a letter from pip today stating they have all the information they need to make a decision.   Is this normal ? 

    This is normal
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yup, it's just a standard letter sent to everyone but a decision can still take 2-8 weeks after this letter. In all honesty i really don't know why they continue to send it because it's pointless.
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  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    That’s my thinking @poppy123456 pointless.   Just send the result on or off and that’s that.  
  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Was due my pip today 23/12/19.  Nothing in the bank.   No letter saying it’s stopped.   Was told on Thursday past 6/8 weeks.  I find this really odd.   Can anybody explain ? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Are you sure it was due to paid today? If so then a decision may have been made. Mostly money is received or stopped before a letter is received, which means a decision may have already been made. We can only guess what's happened and you'll need to ring them at 8 when they open. Good luck and do let us know the outcome.
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  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Yes was due in bank today.  Strange thing is they said on Thursday I’d wait 6-8 weeks when by looks of it they have made a decision.   Also as it in arrears and I received the Christmas £10 I’m thinking maybe I should have got something if not it all ?   I’ll call them at 8      Wish they’d had told me on phone a decision had been made instead of 6-8 weeks  
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    When you rang Thursday, if the decision was made within the last 24 hours of that call then they wouldn't have been able to see it because it takes that long to transfer to the other computers. Yes, it's paid in arrears but if the worst has happened and you've been refused it may work out that you won't receive any money at all because of the way it's worked out. Or, if you've got a lower award, it may work out that you owe them money and this time there's no payment to make. What award did you have before the review?
    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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    To receive the Christmas bonus you need to be claiming a qualifying benefit in the first week of December, which you were. That will be why you received that bonus. https://www.gov.uk/christmas-bonus/eligibility

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  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    No problem thanks @poppy123456 so in my thinking if money is paid in arrears does that not mean I’d have got some kind of payment in my bank then if it states I must get money the first full working week of December ? 
  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    @poppy123456 sorry just seen your post at 7am.   I was on standard rate. I called for a copy of the interviewing woman’s report and while on phone was asked if I wanted an update also.  That’s when she said it would be 6-8 weeks     I’m not really wise to all this stuff at all tbh.   Thanks for your help.  You are very helpful 
  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Just off phone to DWP     Decision was made on 19th that was to put me off pip.   They recalled payment because I’d have been overpayed. So in the next 5/10 days they will pay me 24 days       I will appeal and I believe at my appeal I will be awarded pip again.  Personally I can’t see why it’s been stopped.   Need to wait and see the report I suppose     Thanks again all of you for your help and answers.   Have a lovey Xmas 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I had a feeling this is what had happened because payment usually stops before a decision is made.

    You now have 1 month from the date of the decision to request the MR which you should put in writing. You should state where and why you think you should have scored those points and your reasons why. Adding a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you. 

    Most MR decisions remain the same so you’ll very likely have to take it to Tribunal. 

    Do be aware that if you claim any other benefits then they could also be affect by this PIP decision but it will depend what benefits you receive. 
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  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    @poppy123456 I claim esa.   I can’t send the mandatory reconsideration till I see what they’ve awarded or not awarded me points wise. Hopefully I get that through soon.    She did say on the phone she’d send it now so I’ll wait and see 
  • NerviouswreckNerviouswreck Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hi all.    My carer/helper checked my bank.   I’ve been payed on 24th the money I got on esa before I got SDP Obv losing my pip had an effect on this.   What happens now ? If I win my appeal does it go back up ? Also can anybody answer why it’s in this tues past instead of next tues? Next tues payments arnt affected by the Xmas hols.    I’m totally scunnered the way the system works.   I’ve not even received a letter yet.    I’ll be pushing all the way anyhow 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi all.    My carer/helper checked my bank.   I’ve been payed on 24th the money I got on esa before I got SDP Obv losing my pip had an effect on this.   What happens now ? If I win my appeal does it go back up ? Also can anybody answer why it’s in this tues past instead of next tues? Next tues payments arnt affected by the Xmas hols.    I’m totally scunnered the way the system works.   I’ve not even received a letter yet.    I’ll be pushing all the way anyhow 

    I have no idea why you received your ESA a week earlier than you should have, for this you'll need to ring DWP once they open again and ask.

    If in the future you receive a PIP daily living award and your circumstances remain the same as they are now then yes you'll be able to claim the SDP again.

    Do be aware though that a change of circumstances will now prompt a move to Universal Credit once that 1 month has passed.
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  • needingadviceneedingadvice Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I was put off pip November.   Won my MR will I get SDP backdated aswell ?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I was put off pip November.   Won my MR will I get SDP backdated aswell ?

    HI,

    I just answered the question on your other thread. Yes it will providing you still qualify.
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