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Help with pip

katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 12 Listener
Hi I have received my pip report I scored 11 points and 10 points does the dwp usually side with the report? And I have been waiting 14 weeks does anyone no how long it’s taking it Northern Ireland to get a dicision Thanks  

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @katieb90

    Good Morning & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    We have got a member who is very very good when it comes to Benefits.

    I will forward your post onto her straightaway for you.

     Hi @poppy123456

    Good Morning, I have got a new member who needs some help with there “pip”


  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 99 Pioneering
    Hi katie90

    It's good to meet you.

    You have 11 points so that means you will receive PIP.  Unfortunately, this virus is holding things up, but be reassured the DWP get told who is to receive PIP and should be in touch soon.  It isn't for them to question giving people getting benefits, they must follow what the assessors say.

    Denise11

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,943 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for the tag @steve51

    Hi and welcome,

    As the report does recommend Standard rate for both, this is just a recommendation. Yes, they mostly go with the report, it's rare to go against it. Although they can go against it and it does happen, although it is rare.

    There's no timescales for decisions, although if it's 14 weeks since you had the assessment then that is rather a long time to wait. If it's 14 weeks since you first applied then that's not really that long. A successful claim under normal times can take anything from 7 months.

    Hopefully not too much longer.
    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.
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Ok thank you I just didn’t want to get my hopes up 🙂
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @katieb90

    Yes that’s a good plan😃

    Please please let us know how things go if you don’t mind 😃

    @steve51
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @katieb90, great to have you with us. :)

    Fingers crossed for your PIP application. 
    Scope

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,997 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community glad to have you on board.

    I hope you get a decision soon and that they go by the recommendations of the report
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thank you for ur help, if I get pip does my universal credit change? 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,997 Disability Gamechanger
    No your UC will stay the same 

    You may get a council tax reduction but each council is different 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 1,002 Pioneering
    Welcome to the forum let us know how you get on ? I have been waiting a week now to hear back I think it’s different in each area . Good luck 
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hi cupcake88 it’s been two weeks from I received my report still waiting I’m in Northen Ireland but hope u hear back soon 
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hi I rang pip today for an update they said that my report has been sent back to capita as they have received a letter from my doctor and they didn’t have this evidence when they scored me what does this mean will I lose the points I have they give me 11 points for daily living and 10 points for mobility some help would be appricated as now my anixity is sky high thanks 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,943 Disability Gamechanger
    Possibly contradictions in the report but we could only guess what the reason could be. All you can do is wait for the decision, i know it doesn't help but there's really nothing more you can do now.
    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.
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Is it a bad thing? Are they trying to deduct points from me ? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,943 Disability Gamechanger
    Sometimes reports are returned to the HCP if there are some queries. It's not good or bad, it just means it's been returned. Anything anyone tells you here will only be a guess, we don't know anything about your case, or what the GP evidence said so we won't be able to help you further with the question.

    Hopefully you won't be waiting too much longer.
    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.
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 12 Listener
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hi just wondering if anyone can help me I received my report 9 weeks ago is there anything I can do to make this go on faster it’s really making my anixity bad Waiting on it ? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,943 Disability Gamechanger
    I totally understand how stressful it is waiting for the decision. All you can do is ring DWP to ask if a decision's been made, if it hasn't all you can do is wait. There's no timescales for any decision.
    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.
  • katieb90katieb90 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thank you poppy I rang them today but no Dicision made as it was sent back to assorors as new medical evidence sent in they said it doesn’t look like the points have changed and has a note saying the the discriptors are medical probable I don’t no what this means tho 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,943 Disability Gamechanger
    I have no idea what "probable" means. I can only guess the reason the report was sent back was to query something. All you can do really is wait, i'm afraid.
    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.
  • Julia9092Julia9092 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi everyone just fought I would let ya no I got enhanced care and low mobility so glad it’s over. Do I need to tell universal credit or do I automatically get moved over to lcwra? Thank you for ur help 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,943 Disability Gamechanger
    Julia9092 said:
    Hi everyone just fought I would let ya no I got enhanced care and low mobility so glad it’s over. Do I need to tell universal credit or do I automatically get moved over to lcwra? Thank you for ur help 

    Hi,

    That's great news. I'm afraid that claiming PIP doesn't automatically entitle you to LCWRA because they are 2 completely different benefits, with different criteria. For LCWRA then you'll need to send fit notes from your GP.

    You can put a note on your journal but it won't affect your UC unless you're under 35 and claiming for help with your rent. If you're claiming UC with a partner then your partner can claim the carers element of UC if they look after you for at least 35 hours per week.
    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.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,644

    Scope community team

    What a relief @Julia9092 :) Thanks for letting us know. I hope Poppy's advice about LCWRA has been useful? 
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,147 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for the update @Julia9092 - & congratulations! :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Biggest congratulations @Julia9092
    Scope

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