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Stand2Justice
Stand2Justice Member Posts: 9 Listener
To those who may be able to help

I have attended my face to face assessment for Pip mid Dec 2019. How long does it take before I hear from them. I have got a letter telling me they are looking into this but did specify by when? Or should I be calling the for a follow up even though I was told I do need to contact them
many thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,525 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    There's no timescales. Backlogs cause delays and backlogs will have increased because of the Christmas/New year closing days.

    You can ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Stand2Justice! I hope you don't have to wait much longer! Like Poppy has said, you are able to ring up and get a copy of your report if you'd like to.
    Scope

  • Stand2Justice
    Stand2Justice Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi Chloe, thank you for your reply and assurance. I will call the today to see if I can get the report. Also I am so pleased to have joined this wonderful community. I am still learning my way around as I am not very good with IT and very slow because of my Fibromyalgia. With best wishes???
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Great to have you with us @Stand2Justice! I hope you manage to get through to DWP. If there is anything we can do to help then please just give us a shout. :)
    Scope

  • Stand2Justice
    Stand2Justice Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi again
    Due to my excitement for discovering this site, I have another question?. Assuming my Pip decision is negative and I do not appeal. Am I allowed to make a fresh application? DWP told me they will send me the report, I do not have the plan to appeal if it is refused, I do not have the energy due to chronic fatigue syndrome. ?all is good. 
    Thanks and kind regards to the beautiful people at Scope. ??
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,525 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again
    Due to my excitement for discovering this site, I have another question?. Assuming my Pip decision is negative and I do not appeal. Am I allowed to make a fresh application? DWP told me they will send me the report, I do not have the plan to appeal if it is refused, I do not have the energy due to chronic fatigue syndrome. ?all is good. 
    Thanks and kind regards to the beautiful people at Scope. ??
    You can re-apply at anytime but if you are refused then my advice is to request the MR followed by Tribunal for the best outcome. Re-applying again using the same evidence you previously used will very likely see the same decision being made and you'll constantly be refused.

  • Stand2Justice
    Stand2Justice Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi again

    I have received the ATOS report from DWP but I am still waiting to get their decision following f2f assessment. 

    After reading the report from the assessors I have become very uncomfortable. They have stated things in the report that I did not mention. Can I mention this in MR if the decision of DWP is negative?

    thank you in advance
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,525 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you added up the points that are recommended in the report? Look for the dots next to the activities/descriptors and use the PIP self test here http://www.mybenefitsandwork.co.uk/pip/indexxx.php usually they go with the report.

    If a decision doesn't go in your favour mentioning things that did or didn't happen during the assessment isn't going to get you a PIP award because you can't prove it did or didn't happen.

    Concentrate on where and why you think you should have scored those points. Then add a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.


  • Stand2Justice
    Stand2Justice Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thanks I scored enough to get help for daily living but not enough for mobility but DWP operator told me I should not rely on the report. Still waiting to hear. Xfinger 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,525 Disability Gamechanger
    That just goes to prove how much knowledge a DWP advisor has when you ring them. It's very rare for them to go against the report.

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