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Still haven't heard anything from PIP

sandyxxx
sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
edited June 2020 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi all 
well still haven’t heard anything from pip yet it’s taking ages from the 17th February one text to say they received my form back and might have to see a assessor that was 2nd March It’s a nightmare waiting 
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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sandyxxx, have you rung DWP recently? Assessments are currently been carried out over the phone.
    Scope

  • sandyxxx
    sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    Yeah phoned them 3 weeks ago they said it was with the assessor and I would here in a few days never heard anything. They gave me a number to phone they said they had no slots but would here in a few days 2 weeks later still nothing x
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,190 Disability Gamechanger
    Is this a review or first time claim?
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • sandyxxx
    sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    I would maybe give them another ring @sandyxxx, I know they are very busy at the moment!
    Scope

  • sandyxxx
    sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    Going to today was on a hour on hold they hung up I was fuming x
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,244 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sandyxxx I understand your frustration and it doesn't help but note the DWP are running on reduced staff and dealing with more claims for benefits that ever. It appears it is an assessment you are waiting for so hopefully it wont be too long but again they have reduced staffing levels but on a positive it will only be a phone assessment rather then f2f.

    Also if your successful your claim will be back dated to the date you applied    
  • sandyxxx
    sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    Ah thanks I got through to them today they are sending a letter out to me. X
  • Brumboy68
    Brumboy68 Member Posts: 77 Courageous
    So glad you are finally getting somewhere. You must be unlucky. I've only joined recently but most posts I have read on here about new claimants including myself who started there journey late march or April have had their phone assesments at least.
  • sandyxxx
    sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    The assessment centre has had my claim since the 28th February according to dwp. But we know they are really busy but they should keep people posted on what's going on.x
  • neuromum4
    neuromum4 Member Posts: 70 Courageous
    I made a claim last year March, did 2 MR. I got a tribunal date for April 1st and that was cancelled still waiting on new date. My rep reckons a few months at least. I live in London apparently a backlog.
  • sandyxxx
    sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    What a long time to wait hope you are successful if it's right what people say you should get it all back dated x
  • sandyxxx
    sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    Well still nothing available for a one to one phone call for my claim. Think I will just give up. 
    My eye sight just gets worse the wind blew something in front of me I didn't see it went flying in the garden ended up braking my elbow ouch it has made me loose all confidence going out ?
  • katho31
    katho31 Posts: 692 Connected
    sandyxxx said:
    Well still nothing available for a one to one phone call for my claim. Think I will just give up. 
    My eye sight just gets worse the wind blew something in front of me I didn't see it went flying in the garden ended up braking my elbow ouch it has made me loose all confidence going out ?
    @sandyxxx, please dont give up, we are all hear for you, i was about to give give up too, i got my apt for face to face tel consultation by txt yesterday, its next friday 12th. i waited just over 16 weeks. i hope your elbow is ok and you are resting now
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,244 Disability Gamechanger
    @sandyxxx sorry to hear about your broken elbow and hope you are ok.

    Dont give up when you have come so far 
  • sandyxxx
    sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    Thanks everyone my elbow is coming on ok still really sore but it will mend.
    I don't know if they have to get a assessor that knows about your disability to phone you or if it's any professional to do it. People I have spoke to who put their claim in after I did have had there f2f call and some have had a decision already. It's so frustrating I feel as though I'm begging. And when I phone them I feel as though I'm bothering them. It's awful xxx
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,244 Disability Gamechanger
    The assessors are not trained in specific disabilities a lot of them are ex paramedics or physiotherapist 
  • sandyxxx
    sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    Ah right I thought they were specialists in a specific field. So you could get someone that doesn't know about a illness / disability you have x
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,244 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes that's right they are not there to check diagnosis but to assess your ability to complete tasks against the descriptors 

    They will ask you questions based on your application 
  • sandyxxx
    sandyxxx Member Posts: 99 Courageous
    So complicated isn't it.i have to see the visual impaired consultant in July but that's not on my claim. Everything has changed since I put the claim in so don't know how that will pan out xx
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