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Pip advice needed

dynasty30
dynasty30 Member Posts: 77 Courageous
hi all,as you know I claimed pip back in January and obviously filled in my forms but didn’t want to put loads and loads of examples of how bad my illness affects me,as I was keeping that for the f2f,now with covid19 it’s a telephone assessment tomorrow morning at 9.15am I’m so nervous I’m worried now because things I haven’t put on the form I shall bring up tomorrow will that go against my claim ????

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,576 Scope online community team
    Hi @dynasty30, I'm sorry we didn't see this until now. How do you feel your assessment went?
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  • dynasty30
    dynasty30 Member Posts: 77 Courageous
    I think it went as good as it could go,managed to explain the difficulties I face with certain aspects of daily activity’s and also how my mobility is down to 45 seconds before my legs run out of oxygen.
    i think I’ve covered most things and was totally honest about everything Which covered lack of diet due to Anorexia,lack of mixing with others Agrophobia,Depression I’m also a recovering alcoholic but have been sober two yrs.
    now with vascular disease of my legs I’m finding it hard infact it’s the worst of the lot.
    fingers crossed she said it could be upto six weeks too hear and if I wasn’t happy with the award I could appeal is that a normal phrase to end the call on that alone made me nervous ?
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,576 Scope online community team
    Hi @dynasty30.
    I'm glad you think it went okay. Ultimately, the assessor isn't the one who makes a decision. Instead they make a recommendation to a decision maker.

    If you wait a week and then call up, you can request a copy of the assessment report and this will help to give you some idea of the recommendation.
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  • dynasty30
    dynasty30 Member Posts: 77 Courageous
    Okay I may do just that thank you 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,478 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @dynasty30 - Well done in getting through your phone assessment explaining how your disability affects both your daily living & mobility. As Adrian says, phone the DWP (Tel: 0800 121 4433), asking for a copy of the assessor's report in a week's time. Please let us all know how get on. :)
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Fingers crossed for you @dynasty30
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,721 Disability Gamechanger
    The assessors report is a PA4
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • dynasty30
    dynasty30 Member Posts: 77 Courageous
    Thank you for well wishes and kind replies.
    today someone phoned me asking me to rate the assessment and the assessor,I mean as far as I’m aware she was doing her job and was empathetic so I told the caller that,I just hope I’m not going to have to eat those words ?

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