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my telephone assessment today

ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
well folks my assessment was due at 8am but call arrived 8 minutes past and a very apolagetic gentleman on end of phone. was only on phone just under an hour so dont know it thats good or bad but said he had all he needed. dont know if a trick question but asked me how long it would take me to walk 10 metres and i said about 10 minutes with support to which he replied so you would be on your legs for 10 minutes. did feel a bit badgered on that question as i kept repeating to him i dont know how long it would take me as i rarely do it. he seemed to be understanding and said he thinks they have all they need so just a waiting game now. just glad today is over (hopefully)

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  • ComicmadtitanComicmadtitan Member Posts: 67 Connected
    Fingers crossed for you ernie! You can request the assessors report when DWP receive and it can give you an indication of what they're going to score you as the decision maker largely goes with the assessor. It's hard to say with the assessment, but I wish you every luck Ernie, keep us updated!
  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    Fingers crossed for you ernie! You can request the assessors report when DWP receive and it can give you an indication of what they're going to score you as the decision maker largely goes with the assessor. It's hard to say with the assessment, but I wish you every luck Ernie, keep us updated!
    hi comicmadtitan, it all seemed to go well ntill i got badgered for an answer to how long it took me to walk 10 metres but maybe im reading to much into this. was my own fault for send in change of circumstance but lesson learnt.
  • ComicmadtitanComicmadtitan Member Posts: 67 Connected
    Don't beat yourself up ernie2009, i'm sure its fine and they will understand that it is a difficult situation explaining it to them especially over the phone. I wouldn't worry or overthink it (easier said than done I know). 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    The time the assessment lasted doesn't really mean anything at all, other than they had all they needed. Hopefully you're not waiting too long for a decision but there's no timescales. Good luck and do let us know the outcome.
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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    HI,

    The time the assessment lasted doesn't really mean anything at all, other than they had all they needed. Hopefully you're not waiting too long for a decision but there's no timescales. Good luck and do let us know the outcome.
    hi poppy, the guy said about 6 wks but to be honest just glad today is over. as soon as hear anything ill update and let you all know. thanks very much for your message.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, they tell everyone 6-8 weeks lol.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,788 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm glad it went okay today, and that you can finally put it out of your mind for a bit @ernie2009. Are you up to anything nice for the rest of the day?
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  • ComicmadtitanComicmadtitan Member Posts: 67 Connected
    Mine was between 1 and half weeks and 2 but it can depend area to area I think. 
  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    I'm glad it went okay today, and that you can finally put it out of your mind for a bit @ernie2009. Are you up to anything nice for the rest of the day?
    hi tori, i cant believe one day can create so many problems for people and not many that it dosnt get to. now im sat in garden in the sun and hopefully wont rain but other than that im not going anywhere but many thanks for asking plus your nice message.
  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    Mine was between 1 and half weeks and 2 but it can depend area to area I think. 
    wow that was quick. to be honest im not bothered now ive got today out of the way. whatever happens now cant be as bad as today but only got myself to blame on this ocasion.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    The quickest decision i've ever had with PIP was 4 days after the assessment. The longest i've waited is just over 6 weeks. Backlogs are just part of the reason a decision can be delayed.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,788 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm glad you've managed to get out of the house and sit in the sun @ernie2009- that sounds lovely! 
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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    The quickest decision i've ever had with PIP was 4 days after the assessment. The longest i've waited is just over 6 weeks. Backlogs are just part of the reason a decision can be delayed.
    4 days ? wow that was very very quick but as you said backlogs and fools like me sending in change of circumstance dont help . hopefully the last time ill be doing that.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,457 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad the assessment is over and you are feeling more relaxed now, fingera crossed for the result for yu.

    Enjoy the sun and the rest of your day
  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    janer1967 said:
    Glad the assessment is over and you are feeling more relaxed now, fingera crossed for the result for yu.

    Enjoy the sun and the rest of your day
    many thanks janer1967, im really overwhelmed by the support ive had and nice messages since coming on scope. no matter which way the result pans out im staying on here and hopefully in the future might be able to help some-one else.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,457 Disability Gamechanger
    I am sure you will be able to help others, we all just draw on our experiences to be able to help others
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,672 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad to hear it went okay @ernie2009! Fingers crossed for you. :)
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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    Glad to hear it went okay @ernie2009! Fingers crossed for you. :)
    thank-you so much chloe
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,123 Pioneering
    Hi @ernie2009

    How are you doing? :) 
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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    Hi @ernie2009

    How are you doing? :) 
    Hi @ernie2009

    How are you doing? :) 
    hi ross, a lot better now wed is out of the way. had a long chat with julie and a massive thanks to you for that. hopefully thing may get a little better soon. hope you are well and enjoying your weekend.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,480 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm pleased your assessment is out of the way, but even more pleased to read you're remaining in the community, as I'm sure your experience will help others; this is what this community is about....supporting each other & sharing our understanding.
    Just hoping for a good result for you now. Are you going to ask for a copy of the assessor's report to see how many points you may have scored? You ring the PIP query line for this if you decide to ask. Tel: 0800 121 4433. :)
  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    chiarieds said:
    I'm pleased your assessment is out of the way, but even more pleased to read you're remaining in the community, as I'm sure your experience will help others; this is what this community is about....supporting each other & sharing our understanding.
    Just hoping for a good result for you now. Are you going to ask for a copy of the assessor's report to see how many points you may have scored? You ring the PIP query line for this if you decide to ask. Tel: 0800 121 4433. :)
    hi, chiarieds and many thanks for your message. yes im definatly going to remain in the community whatever happens and hopefully help some-one as so many have helped and supported me. ive been awarded pip twice before without having to go the mr route but if i have to i definatly will go the mr route.yes i think i am going to ask for a copy of the report just to either get it done and dusted or progress to mr. at the moment since wednesday and my assessment im keeping cool which is good for my mental health and trying not to dwell on it to much. im really undecided which way it will go but one things for sure even with all my problems im a fighter and will always fight for whats right and correct. enjoy your sunday and hope its sunny where you are.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,457 Disability Gamechanger
    @ernie2009 I admire your attitude and hope this wont be the case and you get your award again without having to do the MR/

    Its been nice seeing you around and joining in
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,123 Pioneering
    Glad you're doing better @ernie2009 and fingers crossed for the outcome of your claim :) 

    It's great to see you on the community :) 

    My weekend is going well thank you, I hope yours has too.
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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    Glad you're doing better @ernie2009 and fingers crossed for the outcome of your claim :) 

    It's great to see you on the community :) 

    My weekend is going well thank you, I hope yours has too.
    hi ross, i really apreciate all you have done for me plus your support plus many others who have helped and supported me. its really heartwarming to know there are such nice people out there still.
  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    just recieved text to say dwp had recieved my report from capita. when can i ask for a copy please?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Anytime from now.
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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    edited September 2020
    Anytime from now.
    thank-you poppy your so kind. (now requested, thanks again poppy where would we be without you )
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    You're very welcome :) thanks for the kind words too :)
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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    well i just got my report from the dwp allthough some wasnt to bad there were quite a few inconsistencies in it. i really dont know how to read it as there are ticks but not in every box so how do i read the tick boxes?. he says he recomends my condition is reviewed in 18 months re my mobility but was recently told as my condition wasnt goning to improve i no lonegr have no end date. all very confusing so hope some-one can help or advise
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    Use the PIP self test here https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/pip-test transf3er the dots from the report into the self test and it adds it up at the end. Remember the report is just a recommendation, although they do go against it they mostly go with it. A dot in a box means a recommendation has been made for that descriptor, whether it's zero, 2, 4, 6 points etc.

    Not sure what you mean by "no longer have an end date because your condition isn't going to improve" do you mean for PIP? I'm assuming this a review of an existing claim? If so then any decision made on this claim will overrule any existing award you may already have.

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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    hi poppy, where would i be without you and cant thank you enough. i was allready on pip and about 12 wks agao got a letter stating because id reached retirement age my award no longer would have an end date and they would contact me sometime in 2027 for a review. in the meantime silly me sent them a report from my consultant saying i had spinal damge. i then get a complete new claim booklet to fill in which i did and had a phone assessment on the 16th of this month. on my claim i was awarded 12points mobility and 8 living component. using the link you sent me it came back with 12 points mobility and 9 for daily living so i gained a point but the guy who called and filled the report i wouldnt call him a liar more a stranget to the truth. at end of report he recomends its reviewed in 18months but then goes on to tick the box to say my funcional restrictions will still be presnt at recomended review point if my award comes back the same i will definatly go the mr route as im sure quite a lot in the report is not really what i said at assessment.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    You're very welcome, I wish others thought the same sadly i can't please everyone. Yes, i remember your story now, i remember advising you at the time. I get confused with who's who here sometimes lol.

    Regarding the MR. May i please point out that it will only be advised to request the MR if you think you can score more points. While i totally understand it must be frustrating to read the inconsistences in the report, if you're just requesting the MR because of this then there's very little point.

    Of course you can also request the MR purely for just the length of time, if your award is short but please make sure you state it's the length of time you're requesting them to look at.

    Good luck and please do let us know the outcome.
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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    You're very welcome, I wish others thought the same sadly i can't please everyone. Yes, i remember your story now, i remember advising you at the time. I get confused with who's who here sometimes lol.

    Regarding the MR. May i please point out that it will only be advised to request the MR if you think you can score more points. While i totally understand it must be frustrating to read the inconsistences in the report, if you're just requesting the MR because of this then there's very little point.

    Of course you can also request the MR purely for just the length of time, if your award is short but please make sure you state it's the length of time you're requesting them to look at.

    Good luck and please do let us know the outcome.
    hi poppy, well i think you are amazing and do an amazing job helping and advising others and i for one would of been lost without you and there are quite a few things you have learnt me. it is annoying when the assessor calls and asks you questions to put down the oposite. he didnt put how much my wife has to help me with loads of things some ill not mention so as i say very annoying. if my award comes back for 18 months then i will go mr with lenth of award. i really wish now id kepy my mouth shut but me being honest joe and all that. thanks again poppy 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
    @ernie2009 good luck with the outcome  :) I'm glad the support you received from our community has helped.

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  • ernie2009ernie2009 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    @ernie2009 good luck with the outcome  :) I'm glad the support you received from our community has helped.

    Scope are collecting feedback about people's experiences of telephone assessments.  If you want to share your thoughts about how yours went, please take a look at our survey.
    hi cher, oh yes the support im recieved has been amazing from everybody especially poppy who must give so much time supporting others so well done to her. i got my report today which isnt half bad really but i think i need to calm down overnight re the fibs contained in said report then take stock stock once i actually hear from the dwp. oh yes of course im going to complete survey and stay on here aftre my award so hopefully help some-one else as ive been helped. many thanks for your message and support.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    @ernie2009 thank you for those kind words, they mean a lot!
    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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