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Pip update

CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
edited October 2020 in PIP, DLA and AA
So after not wanting to see my report, on the basis that bad news travels faster...I changed my mind.
If they go with the report then I've scraped through for daily living at standard rate, which is what I'd hoped for...no having to go for mr or tribunal yay!
Review to take place after 18 months
Nothing for mobility...I'd said that I go out locally once or twice a week for any meds or missed items from grocery delivery and that I never went anywhere unfamiliar alone...she'd written that although it distressed me going out, she didnt think it was so severe as to prevent me functioning once outside...but she never mentioned problems with unfamiliar journeys...so I take that as she doesn't think or believe it to be a problem.
Apart from that, everything she wrote was as I'd told her...there was nothing untrue or unfair written and mention of how I sounded very low, sad, withdrawn and anxious came up throughout the report.
I mention that as I have read of people saying they were obviously anxious etc but the assessor had described them as perfectly fine...
So here's hoping they go with the report!
It's over!!
Thanks to everyone here for their support...giving me the courage to go for an mr etc if I felt it was necessary.
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,220 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for the update @Cress - & pleased you were brave & asked for the assessor's report. Yes, the DWP decision maker does usually go with this report. So, great news, & pleased your report on the whole was accurate; it's good to let others know this. :)
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,070 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news @Cress and thanks for the update , fingers crossed they go with the report
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    Thanks to you both :)
    A bit of a shock at first, thought I hadn't enough points for an award, then realised they print on both sides..    :D
  • anxiousbirdanxiousbird Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Congrats @Cress very happy for you :) 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    Thanks @anxiousbird
    Didnt think I had a cat in hells chance at the start...with being a carer for my son, kept re reading my pip2 form thinking I wish I'd done it better...lol

  • anxiousbirdanxiousbird Member Posts: 44 Connected
    @Cress I’m the same atm. I’ve submitted my pip2 based on mental health issues too and I still keep thinking about what else I could’ve mentioned lol. Well, you can finally relax now 😁 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    All the best for your outcome @anxiousbird fingers crossed!
    Thanks @leeCal ... :)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing @Cress :) 
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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    Yay well done cress . I was exactly the same scared to see the report . My disabilities are mental illnesses and I recieve pip . I also thought with me having a invisible illness it be harder to get pip I was so worried about the assessment and the outcome and I recieved pip for daily living and mobility don’t be put off thinking you are less likely recieve it if your have anxiety because anxiety very much affects your day to day living which is what pip is about . 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    Thanks @cupcake88 it's really nice how supportive people on here are  :)
    The nurse who did my assessment was pointing out that it was an illness like any other and nothing I should be feeling guilty about...
    Which was reassuring.
    Hope you're getting on ok...
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    So, literally a week after my assessment I woke to find the back pay in my account...flippin quick! Lol
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,084 Disability Gamechanger
    Awesome news!!! Now you can relax :)
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,680 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news @Cress
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  • anxiousbirdanxiousbird Member Posts: 44 Connected
    Wow great news @Cress ! So happy for you!! :) 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,220 Disability Gamechanger
    Delighted all worked out well in the end @Cress- congratulations are in order! :)
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    Awesome news!!! Now you can relax :)
    Thanks poppy....you've helped me and so many others with advice and reassurance whilst demonstrating the patience of a saint, you are a star!
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    Thanks everyone....I resisted the urge to buy a puppy...lol.
    Paid off some Bills instead...
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cress What a relief, thank you for letting us know and well done you for being sensible and paying off bills  :D
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,084 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for the kind words!!

    May i ask if you're claiming any other benefits like Income Related ESA, Income Related JSA or Income Support?
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,070 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news and a very quick result 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    Thank you for the kind words!!

    May i ask if you're claiming any other benefits like Income Related ESA, Income Related JSA or Income Support?
    Yes poppy...I also get income support and carers allowance.
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    Great news and a very quick result 
    Thanks @janer1967 :D
    I was expecting a phone call first to ask about bank details etc but no, it just appeared in my account this morning.


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,084 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    Cress said:
    Thank you for the kind words!!

    May i ask if you're claiming any other benefits like Income Related ESA, Income Related JSA or Income Support?
    Yes poppy...I also get income support and carers allowance.

    I thought you did. This means that your Income Support will now increase and you'll be entitled to the disability premium of £34.95 per week, backdated to the start of your PIP award. This premium will be automatically added.

    There's more.... I also believe you live with just your son, is this correct? Who also claims a qualifying benefit such as either PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care yes? No one else lives with you, is that right?

    If so then you'll need to ring Income Support and ask to claim for the Severe disability premium. This can be claimed over the phone because it's a very simple form, which is called the IS10 form. The SDP is an extra £66.95 per week in with your Income Support. You also need to ask for this to be backdated to the start of your PIP award.

    With the SDP please make sure that no one ever claims carers allowance for looking after you because if they did then the SDP would end.

    Hope this helps :)
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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    Yay go cress I’m so happy for you 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    Yes poppy all of the above about my situation is correct....It had never occurred to me that I might also get extra income support.
    That is s heck of a lot of extra money!
    I can't thank you enough!! :) 
    I'll ring dwp as soon as I get the decision letter with the start date on.
    Thank you again!
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    cupcake88 said:
    Yay go cress I’m so happy for you  thanks, means a lot  :D 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    How long is your award for cress ?
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    It said 18 months cupcake  :)
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,084 Disability Gamechanger
    Cress said:
    It said 18 months cupcake  :)

    Isn't that the recommendation in the report? If so then it's not the decision, once you receive the decision letter it will tell you how long the award is for and when you'll be contacted from.
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  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    Cress said:
    It said 18 months cupcake  :)

    Isn't that the recommendation in the report? If so then it's not the decision, once you receive the decision letter it will tell you how long the award is for and when you'll be contacted from.
    Oh right, thanks poppy...good to know when I'll be contacted from...can put it out of my head till then! Lol
  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    So I got my decision letter...it says the award is from 24 june 2020 till 14 April 2023.
    Doesn't say anything about when they will contact me again.
    I thought I'd get 12 months...the assessment letter recommended 18 months, but now the decision letter says April 2023....I'm over the moon!!
    I know they can review anytime but I'm not going to think about it at all untill I hear from them..lol
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 628 Pioneering
    I’m so happy for your cress , yeh my report said she recommended 12 months But mines is until mid 2022.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,084 Disability Gamechanger
    Reviews take place 6 months before the award is due to end. They will send you the review form.
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  • CressCress Member Posts: 322 Pioneering
    cupcake88 said:
    I’m so happy for your cress , yeh my report said she recommended 12 months But mines is until mid 2022.
    Aww thanks cupcake! Really wasnt expecting them to award it for that long...
    Thanks poppy...so I've got a good couple of years of not worrying about it...I rang dwp as you advised poppy...she took my details and said she'd send them across to where ever they get sent to and they'll let me know the outcome and if I'm entitled to any arrears...she'd had the info about me being awarded pip on her records.

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