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I had no notice for my PIP assessment, so am expecting to get rejected. I'm worried. Any advice?

Tatoo07Tatoo07 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited February 2 in PIP, DLA and AA
I was admitted to Hospital in June 2020 after having a mental Health Breakdown. I spent a few months in hospital and was discharged in September. I was diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder and General Depression Disorder. I was advised to put in a PIP claim which I did in Oct 2020.I have changed medication several times since September due to reactions and am now on medication used for Bipolar. I informed the DWP every time something changed. I received no letter at all for the telephone assessment and then out of the blue I had a phone call from a Nurse who said she needed to go through my form. I answered her questions and the call took no more than 10 mins. I received a text from DWP saying they had received my assessment report. I am worried now as I had no notice for the Assessment so I am expecting to get rejected.

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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,764 Disability Gamechanger
    Around 7 days after the assessment you can phone the DWP and ask for a copy of the assessors report this will give you and idea of the award (if there is one) as the DM usually (but not always) go with the assessors recommendation.
    Good luck and welcome to scope @Tatoo07
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • Tatoo07Tatoo07 Member Posts: 3 Listener

    thanks, am I right in thinking I should have been given notice of the assessment.


  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,764 Disability Gamechanger
    Not always my OH on her review 18 months ago just got a phone call from a DM few questions all of 10 minutes and award stayed the same. When people do get notice they tend to worry until the day comes, so at least that wasn't a problem for you.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,194 Pioneering
    A short call may be an indication that the evidence is largely clear and they don’t need to check much. You should not draw any inferences from the length of the call.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,994 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Tatoo07 - I just wanted to welcome you to this online community as I see your query has been answered above. Please do ask any other questions if needed, & I hope you are no longer feeling so worried over your assessment. :)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,033

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @Tatoo07 :) I hope the above advice has been useful. Please do stick around and take a look through our list of recent discussions, and keep us updated on the outcome of your assessment. 
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,984 Disability Gamechanger
    You ought to have had 7 days notice and you could have refused the assess,ENT with no detriment on that basis.
  • Tatoo07Tatoo07 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    If I need to appeal if rejected I could mention that.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,984 Disability Gamechanger
    You could but it’s not especially a winning strategy unless you were distressed or confused by the lack of notice and can evidence that by reference overhauls to some things you said that were in retrospect completely wrong. 

    At this stage it’s more one to remember for the future. 
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