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PIP timescale

laxamana84
laxamana84 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Advise please...
I asked for my PIP to be reviewed because my medical stituation has changed. 
I sent my application on the 3rd of of January and I sent in further reports from my GP and specialist at the end of January. Mybtracker said they received it on the 10th of February,  DWP said they recieved it on the 26th February. From then on every week I would call up to get an update, I know a lot of people suffers severe anxiety so they knows exactly how it feels. I don't just have mental health problems I also have physical health problems which is why this is a big deal. Every time I call I get different update..."that I should hear soon" or "they have until 13th April" to give me a decision. Today I called up and DWP gave me a number to get an update from the assesor, I called them up and apparently they have only recieved it on the 11th April and because they never have a record of me as an existing one. At this point my anxiety heightens and explained to her I do not understand why they didnt have a record of me as they saw me for an assessment over a year ago. They asked me if it's definitely with them, I said yes otherwise I would not be able to tell her exactly where it is (I wasn't shouting because i respect that they are just doing their job I just explained). She said at the moment my form is being treated as new because they do not have a record of me and it is on the scrutiny stage. I said thank you and ended the call and I cried. If my anxiety didnt get the best of me, I would have liked to ask her what happened to my previous record when I attended their assessment centre? Which according to them they NEVER had a record of me attending the assessment. Are they being careful with everyone's record? And why have they only just got my form on the 11th April? How long until I actually get an answer. I feel miserable, I can't breathe because of my anxiety. Please help and assure me that DWP are being careful with our records 

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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @laxamana84   Pleased to meet you. 

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear the problems with the DWP.

    My concern right now is your anxiety that obviously some issues with your mental health.

    That is important to take care of this.

    Mental health is diagnosed as a condition or illness that causes following symptoms you described.

    Including stress chest pain headaches tiredness emotional issues panic attacks feelings of heightened fear or fight.

    Can effect appetite wellbeing. Sleep and can make the person depressed.

    Those feelings are lack of interest tearful lack of motivation and no willing ness to participate in social activities.

    Contacting the following links for support can be beneficial to your wellbeing.

    I used all three.

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk

    https://www.mind.org.uk

    https://www.rethink.org

    All offer floating support.  Have also benefit advisors in house and can advise here the situation your experiencing .

    Offer health welfare and much more.

    Please you can apply through website or GP ask them to apply. Might not be in all areas.

    Please if I can help further please ask.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


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  • laxamana84
    laxamana84 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you for the links, I really appreciate. I have not been sleeping well and when I do sleep  I don't feel rested. I put it down to what's going on around the world at the moment. I know it's psychological but right now it is affecting me just like everyone else I know who doesn't suffer from anxiety so I can't really moan as we are all in the same boat. 
    I am one of the lucky ones that can still work from work as I cannot go to work because of underlying health only trouble is I can't think straight because of lack of sleep. 
    I don't even know why the whole PIP process is affecting me this much seeing as I know that if I contract this virus I will not stand a chance of fighting it so PIP might not matter all. 
    Typing this as we speak my hand shakes and just to have acknowledge my post makes it a little better so thank you 
  • Firefly123
    Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
    I applied in July and am still waiting for a decision. All areas have backlogs so is no actual time scales. 
  • laxamana84
    laxamana84 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    @Firefly123 sorry to hear you have been waiting that long. I hope you will hear soon 

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