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Should have a decision within two weeks 🤞🏼

Tommyb92Tommyb92 Member Posts: 75 Courageous
Hey There, I haven’t actually posted anything myself on the forum yet but have been responding to a few things! I applied for PIP a few months ago and been really anxious for a decision and hoping it works in my Favour, I know we had the Christmas Period and all that, and having the backlog hasn’t helped my anxiety. I have also had a rough few months as well with a Work change, which has helped even though its lower pay I’m happy. and also from Loosing a couple of Family Members and a Friend from Mental Health. I know this post was a mixed bag but felt I wanted to put my story out there too!

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,265 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tommyb92 Welcome and thanks for sharing a bit about yourself in your first post. I hope your PIP claim is successful, did you request a copy of your report after your assessment as this will give an indication of likely outcome, it wont give the final decision but will show the points you scored and the decision makers usually go with the report. Im sorry to hear you have had a rough few months and hope things are getting brighter for you. Let us know if there is anything you want support with
  • Tommyb92Tommyb92 Member Posts: 75 Courageous
    Thanks @janer1967 no I haven’t asked for my report....I’m contemplating doing so though!

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  • Tommyb92Tommyb92 Member Posts: 75 Courageous
    Trying to get through to the call centre again now....the joys of their hold music, least its better than what it was previously 

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  • Tommyb92Tommyb92 Member Posts: 75 Courageous
    I’ve just phoned them back and they said they will get it out in tonight’s post they also said it wont give a final decision but thats fine 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,265 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great and no it wont give you a decision but at least may give you an indication 
  • Rainbows43Rainbows43 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    I'm also waiting on a decision. When I've called they just keeping extending times. 16 weeks they told me last week after assessment. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,265 Disability Gamechanger
    @Rainbows43 have you requested a copy of your assessment report 
  • Rainbows43Rainbows43 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    janer1967 said:
    @Rainbows43 have you requested a copy of your assessment report 

    @janer1967 I have yes :)  

  • jadealyssajadealyssa Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    Hi @Tommyb92
    Sorry to hear about your anxious wait. Although this is normal for there to be long wait times as they do have so many cases to deal with although that doesn't help your anxiety.
    I hope that you get awarded it and that you havent got much longer to wait
    Best wishes 
    Jade 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Tommyb92

    When you receive the report look for the dots next to the activities/descriptors and use the PIP descriptors online to see what score may have been recommended. They usually go with the report, it’s rare to go against it. You’ll still need to wait for the decision and there’s no timescales. Hopefully it won’t be too long for this. 

    Good luck and do let us know the outcome. 
    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.
  • Tommyb92Tommyb92 Member Posts: 75 Courageous
    thank you both @jadealyssa and @poppy123456 I will do!

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