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james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
Hello Guys
I have done a pip claim in March 20th and in April 24th i have received the form, which i filled it out and send it back straight the next day on 25th of April. Its been now 12 weeks since i send the form in to the dwp. Do you guys have any advise, like will it take longer or is this a normal process?

Many thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    There's no timescales, it depends on backlog in your area. Face to face assessments are suspended due to Covid19, so you'll either have a phone assessment, paper based or they will wait for the face to face assessments to start back up again. No idea how long the wait will be. Under normal times people can wait severeal months and more.
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  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Thank you very much. Also i applied pip on 20th march. If they confirm my entilement/ from what date will i be paid from? Do you have any idea?
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,132 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community great to have you on board. If you are successful in your claim you will be paid from the date you applied.

    Hope you get some news soon and fingers crossed for your claim, keep us updated
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes from the date you applied, providing you're not transfering from DLA.
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  • J35J35 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    @james19o6 hi have you tried ringing PIP? they said when someone rang for me that they was waiting on my assessment and its a waiting game for now until they had my assessment report back ( so i knew then i was having a telephone assessment) they also gave me a number to ring to check on my assessment date a lady answered and had a look to see if there was any calculations (which there was) and manually booked in an phone assessment date for me hope this helps.
  • davegregson40davegregson40 Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    welcome to the community.
    When I applied for PIP it took around 16 weeks so that length of time is not unusual sadly 
  • J35J35 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    J35 said:
    @james19o6 hi have you tried ringing PIP? they said when someone rang for me that they was waiting on my assessment and its a waiting game for now until they had my assessment report back ( so i knew then i was having a telephone assessment) they also gave me a number to ring to check on my assessment date a lady answered and had a look to see if there was any calculations (which there was) and manually booked in an phone assessment date for me hope this helps.
    sorry i meant cancellations not calculations. 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    J35 said:
    @james19o6 hi have you tried ringing PIP? they said when someone rang for me that they was waiting on my assessment and its a waiting game for now until they had my assessment report back ( so i knew then i was having a telephone assessment) they also gave me a number to ring to check on my assessment date a lady answered and had a look to see if there was any calculations (which there was) and manually booked in an phone assessment date for me hope this helps.
    Thank you very mucj J35 for the info. If you dont mind what contact number did you contact?
  • J35J35 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    @james19o6 yes luckily i still have it 08001884881 (atos) i believe  
  • J35J35 Member Posts: 33 Connected
    @james19o6 just to add that number was the number i rang to get a phone assessment, if your looking for PIP number you can get that easily on the internet hope it helps
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP enquiry line
    Telephone: 0800 121 4433

    However, your file will have most likely been sent to the health assessment providers by now, so it will be those you'll need to ring and not DWP. This will either be Capita or Independent Assessment Services, you'll need to check which one covers your area.


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  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Hello guys, 
    Just wanted to update it. I have received a letter today stating my telephone assessment will be on wednesday the 12th of August 2020. Do you guys have any advice or etc?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you kept a copy of the form then have a read of that before the assessment because part of it will be to verify what you wrote, as well as any other information they need. The phone call can last anywhere from 20 - 90 minutes, sometimes longer. It really depends on what information they need.

    Good luck.
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,957 Disability Gamechanger
    james19o6 said:
    Hello guys, 
    Just wanted to update it. I have received a letter today stating my telephone assessment will be on wednesday the 12th of August 2020. Do you guys have any advice or etc?
    My concern here would be that you completed and returned the form in a day. As a pro adviser I need 2 hours and more with a client to get the full picture and then putting a PIP 2 together with extra sheets is the best part of a day. To avoid exhaustion there is usually at least a week between those 2 things so I fear your form may be lacking some detail. 

    For your assessment have a copy of your form to hand and if you don’t have that, have a copy of the points scoring system to hand. It’s also advisable to have refreshments nearby and to have gone to the loo beforehand. 

    Be led by their questions rather than what you want to say and have at least 2 examples per points scoring activity of what happened last time you tried it. Don’t tell them you can do activities if you can’t do them reliably. Ensure you know the PIP definition of reliably inside out. 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Thank you for you info and advise mike. Its just i the form came to me really late and i had only 3 days left once i received so thats why.

     But anyway i also receive lcwra would that be also helpful for them if i mention it?
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,957 Disability Gamechanger
    Ah, for future reference. You’re entitled to 4 weeks to complete it. If you ring PIP they will give you a 2 week extension no questions asked and longer if you can make a specific case for that.

    As for LCWRA it really depends on whether the descriptor which scored you that can be related to the PIP descriptors. Some can and some can’t. 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 873 Pioneering
    Hi there just wanted to wish you luck I had my assessment recently I’m still waiting to hear back let’s us know how you get on 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    cupcake88 said:
    Hi there just wanted to wish you luck I had my assessment recently I’m still waiting to hear back let’s us know how you get on 
    Thank you. I wish you luck too. Hopefully will update you soon 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Hello guys i just had my telephone assessment. And cant complain its was okay. However how long does it take to make them decision and send it to me and when can i request for a assessment report?

    Many thanks
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,132 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi you van usually request your report after about 7 days you may get a text to say DWP have your report 

    It can take around 8 weeks for decision but no set timescale depends on workload of the DM 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 873 Pioneering
    Hi there I’m still waiting for my letter and my report but I called them and they told me over the phone . 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 873 Pioneering
    @depressedmum09 hiya did you receive all your back pay today ok ? 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    cupcake88 said:
    Hi there I’m still waiting for my letter and my report but I called them and they told me over the phone . 
    Did they tell you the decision over the phone? If yes, when did you have you telephone assessment ?
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    I'm glad it all went ok @james19o6! I hope you hear from them soon. Keep us updated with the outcome :)
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  • river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
    Hi @james19o6  I had my assessment nearly twos weeks ago tomorrow and I got a text the following day to say my report has been received then I rang them and requested the report 2 days after and i received it 3 days after that then I rang dwp on Monday just gone and was told a decision had been made witch sadly was bad news for me, I’m going to go in for a MR and take things from there. I hope all goes well for you.. fingers crossed you’ll have a fast answer, mine took less than two weeks. Good luck 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Thank you very much my appoitment took around 90 minutes. I hope it all goes well for you too @river123
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Will the DWP send me a message stating they have received my assessment report?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    james19o6 said:
    Will the DWP send me a message stating they have received my assessment report?

    Yes they will providing you gave them your mobile number when you filled out the PIP form.
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  • river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
    You don’t have to wait for the dwp to send you a message @james19o6 you could always ring them to see if they have your report as I’m guessing if it’s anything like mine and lots of others on this forum they would of received your report and u can request it to be sent out to u 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Not a problem thank you very much for you advice and help guys. I didnt receive a text today as i had my interview yesterday. Will give it some days and then ring up.
    Many thanks again 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    Sometimes the report isn't always returned straight away. I always advise people to wait at least week before ringing.
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  • river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
    @james19o6 you could always give them a ring tomorrow and just see, won’t do u any harm.. could put your mind at abit of ease too as it’s horrible waiting on the dwp as they don’t rush do they. It can just be a ball ache trying to get hold of them. Best wishes. I am still awaiting for my decision letter I have been told the decision over the phone but I just need the letter to do my MR.. 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Hello guys,
    As you guys know i had my telephone assessment on the 12th August. And on monday i rang up to ask for a copy of assessment report and the lady told me that the report just arrived and the assessor told me he will send it straight away same day, do you guys this means something or is it normal?
    Also i forgot to ask her how long it will take by post to receive my assessment report. I have ordered it on Monday the 17th August, how many days foes it usually take?

    Many thanks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Nothing wrong with that and it doens't mean anything other than the report was returned to DWP because it was completed.
    It can take up to 10 days to receive it.
    Community champion and 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.
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    edited August 2020
    Hello,
    I have just rang the Pip line and good news i have been awarded pip the standard rate of daily living but have not been awarded the mobility which i am disabled as i have a venous malformation on my left calf and use crutches to walk. The guy on the phone said he is still waiting for the approval which he will see it on the system overnight. Do you guys think the decision can change or not?
    I also have a vsd repair on my heart and its still present so i cant breath a lot and cant walk long distances.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,132 Disability Gamechanger
    If you can walk with aids over the distance levels on the descriptors then no award will be given 

    Good news about the daily living 

    If you disagree with decision you can put in for MR 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Yes but i can only walk like few houses and my sons look after me always @janer1967/?
  • justlooking88justlooking88 Member Posts: 24 Connected
    james19o6 said:
    Yes but i can only walk like few houses and my sons look after me always @janer1967/?
    A few houses could be consistent with over 50m. You might have a B and 4 points but no award for Mobility 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Okay thank you. Also if i choose to have mr is there a possibility i can loose this award?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Before requesting the MR you should get expert advice. No one on an internet forum can tell you whether there's any risks to your current award.
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  • mk2000mk2000 Member Posts: 57 Connected
    I would accept what they have gave you its not worth the risk of loosing anything 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    james19o6 said:
    Hello,
    I have just rang the Pip line and good news i have been awarded pip the standard rate of daily living but have not been awarded the mobility which i am disabled as i have a venous malformation on my left calf and use crutches to walk. The guy on the phone said he is still waiting for the approval which he will see it on the system overnight. Do you guys think the decision can change or not?
    I also have a vsd repair on my heart and its still present so i cant breath a lot and cant walk long distances.

    Confused by this... it can take up to 24 hours for the decision to be uploaded onto all the systems. They decision was either made or it wasn't.. if it wasn't they can't see it. Once it's made, it's final.
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  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    @poppy123456
    Well when i rang up the person said that a deciison has been made in the morning but he is waiting for a approval which will be updated overnight on the system. Thats all i know thats why i asked you guys as i havent claimed pip before.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If he can see the decision then it's been made and it's final.
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  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    edited August 2020
    Hello guys
    For MR is better to use the dwp form for it on the websites or just write a letter or is it better to call and ask for it?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I always advise to put it in writing stating where and why you think you should have scored those points, adding a couple of real life examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity for each descriptor that applies to you.

    Does matter whether you use the form online or just normal paper.
    Community champion and 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.
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