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PIP Assessment Report

LuchiaLuchia Member Posts: 42 Connected
Hi everyone

So I got my assessment report this morning and have gone through it to work out the points.
I scored 8 in Care and 10 in Mobility.

could anyone let me know if this would be enough to qualify for PIP?
I know it isn’t 100% as this is only the assessor report and it has to go to a decision maker so the points above could mean nothing :( 

Do the decision makers usually go on the Assessors report?

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

    That suggests Standard rate for both parts. You will of course need to wait for the decision to be made but usually they go with the report, it has been known for them to go against it but it's rare.
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,415 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s a recommendation of standard rate for both components. 
  • LuchiaLuchia Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Now to hope the decision maker goes with the report 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,306 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck, and let us know how you get on @Luchia!
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  • LuchiaLuchia Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Just hoping I don’t get the rare instance of the DM not going with the report 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,306 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope so too @Luchia. I know it's easier said that done, but try not to worry about it for the time being. I imagine that there's not really anything you can do right now, so you'll just have to wait and see what happens. We'll be here to offer advice and support whatever the outcome :) 
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  • LuchiaLuchia Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Do the DM often go against the Assessor report?
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,306 Disability Gamechanger
    I wouldn't want to say, because I don't know for sure @Luchia, but from what I've read it does seem quite rare. That being said, no one can promise anything to you at this stage sadly. Try and put it out of your mind for the time being if you can.

    Have you been up to anything nice to take your mind off of it today? 
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Luchia said:
    Do the DM often go against the Assessor report?

    As has already been advised, it can and does happen but it's rare. I know the waiting causes a lot of anxiety but there's nothing more you can do until the decision's been made. Once it has, if you're not happy then you'll have 1 month from that date to request the MR.

    Please try to relax and think about something else.
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  • LuchiaLuchia Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Thank you everyone, 
    Shall try and relax, it definitely helped having the report as the person I spoke to was quite accurate and honest on the report, a few things were missed out but overall I am quite happy with it.
    If they do decide to go on the assessors report I wouldn’t start an MR as it wouldn’t be worth the risk of the entire thing been cancelled.
    the money would certainly help but for me it’s more about the recognition of my condition, Most people think Spinal Stenosis is just “back ache” 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,306 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm glad the person you spoke to was useful @Luchia :) It's totally understandable that you want your condition to be recognised and validated. Let us know what the outcome is when you find out!
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It's also worth remembering that if you are successfully awarded then it's not because of your diagnosis, it's because of how that conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors.
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,664 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Luchia, how are you feeling today? :)
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  • LuchiaLuchia Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Hi @Luchia, how are you feeling today? :)
    Hey Chloe 

    not too bad thank you for asking, how about you?
    still quite anxious about getting DM letter, I did go over my report again to make sure I had added score up correctly.
    feeling more relaxed today though 
  • KittycKittyc Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Fabulous and mine went with the assessor report so well done xx

  • LuchiaLuchia Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Kittyc said:
    Fabulous and mine went with the assessor report so well done xx

    That’s awesome.
    Citizens Advice told me it’s around 98% they go with report 
  • KittycKittyc Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Luchia said:
    Kittyc said:
    Fabulous and mine went with the assessor report so well done xx

    That’s awesome.
    Citizens Advice told me it’s around 98% they go with report 
    I was like you - thought oh blimey and got a payment in the next day after I received the report and before the letter.  xx 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,664 Disability Gamechanger
    Really hope you don't have to wait much longer @Luchia! :)

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