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PIP assessment

loubie2102
loubie2102 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited February 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi guys! 

I received my assessment for pip letter.... the lady who did my report put everything down correctly! ... I was in shock as I’ve heard a lot of bad reviews with regards to this!
she basically gave me 8 points for daily living and 8 for mobility.... 
would this mean I would get pip or can my decision still be denied. 
Thank you 

Comments

  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,293 Disability Gamechanger
    The assessor is not the Decision Maker. The Decision Maker is not bound to follow the assessment report but usually they do (even when they shouldn’t). If you are awarded 8 points in both categories you will get a Standard Rate award for both components.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • loubie2102
    loubie2102 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    If they don’t follow the assessment person and follow the reviews.... then what’s the point they should do it them selfs lol? .... just wondering if they mainly follow the report. Or do they make there own report. Also I sent all my documentation you name it lol! I was very much sending a large package ....
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,158 Disability Gamechanger
    The fact is that they usually do follow the report BUT not always, for other peoples benefit its worth noting that sending too much evidence isn't always the best thing as they rarely if ever read all of it.
    But @loubie2102 fingers crossed you've got a decent award.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,293 Disability Gamechanger
    .... just wondering if they mainly follow the report. 
    As per my previous reply
    calcotti said: The Decision Maker is not bound to follow the assessment report but usually they do ..

    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • loubie2102
    loubie2102 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I know this it’s just asking do they mostly take into account or do there own assessment 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,845 Connected
    A decision maker cannot do their own assessment of anything bar all the evidence in front of them.
  • loubie2102
    loubie2102 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks Mike  just thinking then. I’ve been waiting since Oct from the start then to now for a decision. It agreed then how long till I get my money? X

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